Chipper exits with sore right elbow

PHILADELPHIA   –  Mets fans might have to wait one additional day to welcome Chipper Jones to Citi Field.   
Jones hyper-extended his right elbow and then removed himself from the 4-2 win the Braves claimed over the Phillies on Sunday afternoon.  The 37-year-old third baseman said there’s probably a 50 percent chance that he’ll be ready to play on Monday, when the Braves begin a three-game series against the Mets.  
But the man that Mets fans affectionately recognize as “Lah-REE” says he doesn’t believe that this ailment will force him to miss more than one game.   
“We’ll see how it feels tomorrow,” Jones said on Sunday.  “If I can throw, I’ll play.  If I can’t, then I won’t…That area is pretty jacked up right now.  But I don’t see it being more than a day.”  
Jones revealed that he’s been battling some tendinitis for a few weeks and that his right elbow discomfort was enhanced when he initially hyper-extended his elbow during a fifth-inning strikeout.    
Two innings, later, with a swing that produced a lazy fly to right field, he felt the elbow hyper-extend again.   
“I’ve had a pretty serious case of tendinitis in my elbow all year and that combined with the hyper-extension prevented me from really throwing across the infield,” Jones said. “So once we got the lead, I told Bobby to get (Martin) Prado in there because I didn’t want to hurt us defensively.”  
While going hitless in three at-bats, Jones was denied the opportunity to become the sixth player since 1954 to construct a 30-game hitting streak against one club.  His 29-game hitting streak against the Phillies had extended back to April 5, 2007. 

According to SABR’s Trent McCotter, Jones is one 11 Major Leaguers since 1954 to compile a 29-game hitting streak against one team.  Just five players have carried the streak to the 30-game mark.

3 Comments

I’m pretty excited to see Lowe take on Santana at Citi Field in person tomorrow. Hopefully Chipper will be in the lineup. I love seeing the Mets fans heckle him until he knocks one out.

Mark, who was that pitching for the Braves yesterday, and what have they done with Kenshin Kawakami?

Poor old Larry

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