Chipper’s hamstring keeps him out of lineup

Chipper Jones was out of the Braves lineup Saturday, one day after suffering a mild strain of his left hamstring.

Jones said there was a chance he could play Sunday but, if not, hoped to back in the lineup on Tuesday when the Braves open a series against the Padres. The Braves are off Monday.

“It’s just one of those things sitting down or walking around it doesn’t hurt,” Jones said before Saturday’s game against the Brewers. “Swinging or pushing off, that’s when it hurts.”

Jones planned to take batting practice to find out if he would be able to pinch hit.

The Braves list Jones as day-to-day.

The injury occurred during a seventh-inning at-bat on Friday. With one out and the bases loaded, Jones swung through the first pitch from Brewers reliever Zach Braddock. He immediately grabbed his hamstring before getting back in the batter’s box. He continued with the at-bat and popped out to second baseman Rickie Weeks on an infield fly rule.

Jones was replaced by Brooks Conrad at third base to start the eighth inning. Conrad was at third, batting eighth, Saturday in place of Jones.

Jones has appeared in 74 of the Braves’ 90 games (before Saturday) this season. He is hitting .250 with seven home runs and 34 RBIs. In the past 23 games, dating back his June 15 meeting with team officials about a possible retirement after the season, Jones has hit .296 (24-for-81) with four homers and 12 RBIs. The streak started with an 11-game hit streak. He had missed the previous two games with a sore right ring finger.

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Jeremiah

July 17th, 2010
5:37 pm

Jeremiah

July 17th, 2010
5:37 pm

Feel better soon Chip!

carlchamblee

July 17th, 2010
5:49 pm

Chippy ain’t an everyday player no more. He should be Dhing but then again what AL contender wouild want a 13 mil Dh who hits 250 and regularly hurts himself taking a swing?

ORACLE

July 17th, 2010
6:34 pm

SOUNDS LIKE CARLCHAMBLEE IS THE POUTY NEVERWAS OR NEVERCOULD’VEBEEN.

JONES IS STILL A VALUABLE PART OF THE BRAVES ORGANIZATION AND WILL BE A FIRST BALLOT HALL OF FAMER WHEN HE RETIRES. LOOK AT HIS NUMBERS AND COMPARE WITH OTHER THIRD BASEMEN SUCH AS BROOKS ROBINSON, MIKE SCHMIDT, EDDIE MATHEWS, GEORGE BRETT, WADE BOGGS, PIE TRAYNOR AND OTHER LUMINARIES. HE STACKS UP THERE WITH ALL OF THEM. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM.

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/hof/hofst3b.shtml

MOREOVER, LOOK AT HIS NUMBERS AND COMPARE WITH CONTEMPORARIES IN THE LEAGUE TODAY. THEY’RE NOT WHAT HE HAS AVERAGED FOR 15-20 YEARS, BUT THEY ARE STILL BETTER THAN TWO THIRDS OF THE 3RD BASEMENT IN THE NL (CHECK THE STATS) AND THAT’S WITH THE SLOW START HE HAD THIS YEAR.

bravefan

July 17th, 2010
8:23 pm

But look at what hes done the last two years, absolutely nothing! Time for a change at third!

Fryin' Bacon Nekkid

July 17th, 2010
8:45 pm

George: Isn’t it terrible about Chipper’s hamstring?

Joe: It sure is…I had STRAINED OBLIQUE in the office pool.

Bob Horners Broken Wrist

July 17th, 2010
9:01 pm

Oracle…moron….Cipper is making more than ALLLLL the NL 3rd basemen, by a lot. He is keeping us from getting a bat to get to the playoffs. I know he isn’t going anywhere..especially making that kind of money, but we expect Larry Wayne Von Strain to STAY LIMBER AND IN SHAPE WHEN HE’S MAKING $15 MILL A YEAR AND THE LEADER OF THE TEAM!!!

turkeycaller

July 17th, 2010
9:46 pm

Larry Jones sux

hank44

July 17th, 2010
10:13 pm

nice pinch-hit chipper- Cox should have left Huddy in to pitch to Hart – it was his game to lose – not Moylans, which he did – and also look at the batting success against Moylan that Hart has. Over managed a little bit tonight. Braves are still in good shape – we’ll get rolling again tomorrow.

hank44

July 17th, 2010
10:15 pm

we’ve been lucky nobody in our division is hot right now – it’s time for a good 5-6 game win streak.

georgiadawgg

July 18th, 2010
10:19 am

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how2fish

July 18th, 2010
12:23 pm

hank its it always a good time for a 5-6 game winning streak? But I do agree!

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