8:02 pm September 5, 2011, by David O'Brien
PHILADELPHIA — Chipper Jones was out of the Braves lineup with flu-like symptoms for Monday’s series opener against the Phillies.
The third baseman said he didn’t feel good during Sunday’s game against the Dodgers, and felt worse Monday.
“I’ll try to get back in there tomorrow,” he said. “You can afford yourself a day off. If it was a two- or three-game lead in the wild card, I’d have played.”
The Braves had an 8-1/2-game lead in the wild-card standings before Monday.
Jones, 39, has hit .336 with a .380 on-base percentage since July 1, including .357 (25-for-70) with six homers and 12 RBIs in his past 21 games. He was 5-for-15 in his career against Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee, who started Monday’s game.
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