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Phillies Vs. Braves Score: Chipper Jones Scratched As Game Is Scoreless Through Three

Chipper Jones was a late scratch in the rubber game of the series between the Braves and Phillies with what has been announced as a sore knee.

There have been a combined five hits in the game. Martin Prado led off the bottom of the first with a single, but he was left on after Nate McLouth popped out on a bunt, Brian McCann popped out and Dan Uggla struck out. Gee, it would have been nice to have that extra out. Bunting in the first inning is a sure sign of a headache.

The second Braves hit was a single by Tim Hudson in the third. It was Hudson's first hit of the season, which seems strange to come off Roy Halladay. He was erased by a fielder's choice from Prado, which was followed by a broken bat infield single by McLouth to put Hudson on second with two outs. McCann followed with a flyout to end the inning.

After a perfect first, Hudson allowed a walk in the second for his first baserunner. Two singles put runners on the corners with two outs in the third, but Placido Polanco grounded out to end the inning.

For more on the series, Braves fans check out Talking Chop and Phillies fans check out The Good Phight.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.