Chipper Jones tore the ALC in his left knee against Houston while making a jump throw from third base Tuesday night.
The injury, which requires surgery, ends Jones’ season early, and may spell the end to what is sure to be a Hall of Fame career.
My gut, however, says Chipper won’t leave baseball on the operating table.
I fully expect the 38-year-old to make a comeback in 2011.
In the meantime, here’s how Jones’ career has shaped up against our
Cubbies to date:
-101 games vs. Cubs in 17 brilliant seasons with Atlanta.
- 102 hits in 377 at-bats (.271 avg.)
- 24 HR
- 79 RBI
- 64 runs scored
- 17 doubles
- 50 walks vs. 61 strikeouts
- 7-for-10 in stolen bases
Yeesh. What a way to start the season. Blowout on Monday…heartbreaker on Wednesday.
It’s like watching 2009 all over again. Quality start…faulty bullpen…no runs.
You couldn’t ask more from Dempster and Marshall. Grabow, obviously, failed miserably.
He knew that was Chipper Jones, right?
A guy you’re always careful with…a guy you avoid falling behind in the count against…a guy who can end the night with one swing, as he did in the eighth inning.
And just one stinking run from the whole Cubs’ lineup…0-for-4 with RISP and two more double plays. What’s it feel like to be Rudy Jaramillo right now?
The Braves, meanwhile, draw two walks…strike out 12 times…and leave 12 men on base.
You can’t lose games like this!