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NEW YORK -- Chipper Jones spent the weekend receiving warm wishes and gifts from the Mets organization and fans.
Then he and the Braves left them a fitting going away present of their own -- a three-game sweep capped off by a 3-2 win over New York on Sunday in 10 innings.
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"He's killed us so much on the field but away from the field he's all class," Mets third baseman David Wright said. "I think that as much as the fans like to get on him over the years, I think they respect his body of work. I think they respect his career, the way he's carried himself and what he's been able to do on the field is obviously, I think, a nice cap to a Hall of Fame career."
The Mets scored three or fewer runs for the 10th straight home game.
"We're running out of ideas," manager Terry Collins said. "It's about grinding it out right now. It's about going out there and having some confidence in your ability."
Collins said he and his staff were considering a change in the Mets' pregame routine for Monday.
"We've researched it. We're going to try something new tomorrow," Collins said. "We've run dry trying to come up with some answers why we don't hit the ball in this park."
Brian McCann homered and drove in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning to give Atlanta its fifth straight win.
When Jones took the lineup card to home plate before his last game in Queens, he got some scattered applause. When he pinch hit in the ninth, he received cheers in full voice -- along with some boos, of course.
Jones walked, and once a pinch runner came in to replace him, the retiring 40-year-old star trotted back toward the Braves dugout on the third base side and Mets fans stood and cheered. He took off his batting helmet, raised it to the crowd, and then was gone down the steps.
For that, and for his long career as a most worthy adversary, Mets fans stood and applauded.
"Can't say enough about the fans in New York this year. They've been awfully supportive both in person, out on the field, on Twitter," Jones said. "I'm very appreciative to them for that."
In the ninth, pinch runner Reed Johnson made it to third before Michael Bourn struck out, flinging his bat and helmet in rage after the inning ended. Jones walked on four pitches, including a 3-0 splitter thrown by Francisco.
"I didn't want to pitch around him, but I didn't want to leave anything right there," Francisco said. "Even 3-0 I throw a split because I know he was ready to swing on 3-0. I can see it. Even 3-0 I throw a split, he flinched."
Martin Prado led off the 10th with a single against Bobby Parnell (4-4). After Jason Heyward grounded out, Freddie Freeman was intentionally walked. Dan Uggla worked a walk before McCann hit a sacrifice fly.
Braves reliever Eric O'Flaherty got Wright to ground out on a full count with two outs in the bottom of the eighth and runners on first and third.
Braves starter Tommy Hanson remained winless in five starts since a victory over Miami on July 30. He's 0-3 since then and has only made it out of the sixth inning in one of those starts.
Hanson's day ended when Wright hit a double into the left-field corner to tie it at 2 in the sixth. It started off with much more promise - Hanson retired the first 10 batters he faced.
McCann led off the sixth with his 20th home run for a 2-1 lead.
The Mets took the lead on Ike Davis' RBI single in the fourth, but Atlanta answered when Bourn singled home Jose Constanza in the fifth.
Mets starter Chris Young allowed five hits and four walks in six innings, striking out seven. He is 0-4 in seven starts at Citi Field this season.
"It was a tough loss, tough series," Young said. "It's frustrating on days when I don't come through, like days like today."
|Brian McCann comes up big for the Braves, connecting for a home run while also driving in the winning run. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Michael Bourn, CF||5||0||2||1||0||1||1||.283|
|Martin Prado, SS-3B||4||1||1||0||0||0||1||.296|
|Jason Heyward, RF||3||0||0||0||2||0||1||.275|
|Freddie Freeman, 1B||3||0||0||0||2||0||2||.262|
|Dan Uggla, 2B||4||0||1||0||1||1||3||.215|
|Brian McCann, C||4||1||1||2||0||1||1||.231|
|Juan Francisco, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||4||1||.243|
|Craig Kimbrel, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Lyle Overbay, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||2||.280|
|Peter Moylan, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Jose Constanza, LF||2||1||1||0||1||1||0||.250|
|b- Chipper Jones, PH||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.297|
|Reed Johnson, PR-LF||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.305|
|Tommy Hanson, P||3||0||0||0||0||2||3||.022|
|Jonny Venters, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Eric O'Flaherty, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|c- Eric Hinske, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.202|
|Paul Janish, SS||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.188|
|a-struck out for Kimbrel in the 10th|
|b-walked for Constanza in the 9th|
|c-grounded out for O'Flaherty in the 9th|
|2B - Dan Uggla (25, C. Young), Jose Constanza (2, C. Young)|
|HR - Brian McCann (20, C. Young)|
|SF - Brian McCann (3)|
|SH - Martin Prado (3)|
|RBI - Michael Bourn (56), Brian McCann 2 (64)|
|SB - Michael Bourn (39, 2nd base off C. Young/Thole)|
|Team LOB - 10|
|DP - Freeman-Prado, Uggla-Prado-Freeman|
|E - Freddie Freeman (8, Misplayed grounder)|
|Craig Kimbrel (W,1-1)||1||1||0||0||0||2||0||1.18|
|Peter Moylan (S,1)||1||1||0||0||1||1||0||0.00|
|Pitches-Strikes - Tommy Hanson 70-46, Jonny Venters 7-7, Eric O'Flaherty 21-15, Craig Kimbrel 21-15, Peter Moylan 16-7|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tommy Hanson 6-5, Jonny Venters 1-1, Eric O'Flaherty 2-1, Craig Kimbrel 1-0, Peter Moylan 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Tommy Hanson 21, Jonny Venters 4, Eric O'Flaherty 5, Craig Kimbrel 4, Peter Moylan 5|
|New York Mets|
|Mike Baxter, RF||3||0||0||0||0||1||0||.272|
|a- Scott Hairston, PH-RF||2||0||0||0||0||2||2||.265|
|Daniel Murphy, 2B||4||2||3||0||1||1||0||.290|
|David Wright, 3B||5||0||1||1||0||0||5||.313|
|Ike Davis, 1B||4||0||2||1||0||1||1||.227|
|Jason Bay, PR-LF||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.165|
|Lucas Duda, LF-1B||4||0||1||0||0||2||2||.240|
|Justin Turner, SS||3||0||0||0||0||2||1||.282|
|Jon Rauch, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Kelly Shoppach, C||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.254|
|Andres Torres, CF||3||0||0||0||1||0||1||.223|
|Josh Thole, C||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||.237|
|b- Ronny Cedeno, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.275|
|Frank Francisco, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Bobby Parnell, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|c- Jordany Valdespin, PH||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.244|
|Chris Young, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.107|
|d- Fred Lewis, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Josh Edgin, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Ruben Tejada, SS||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.290|
|a-struck out for Baxter in the 8th|
|b-flied out for Thole in the 8th|
|c-singled for Parnell in the 10th|
|d-grounded out for C. Young in the 6th|
|2B - Daniel Murphy 2 (35, Hanson, Hanson), David Wright (38, Hanson)|
|SH - Ruben Tejada (2)|
|RBI - David Wright (80), Ike Davis (78)|
|2-OUT RBI - David Wright (30), Ike Davis (27)|
|SB - Jason Bay (5, 2nd base off Kimbrel/McCann), Andres Torres (11, 2nd base off Hanson/McCann), Jordany Valdespin (8, 3rd base off Moylan/McCann)|
|Team LOB - 7|
|New York Mets|
|Bobby Parnell (L,4-4)||1||1||1||1||2||1||0||2.98|
|IBB - Constanza by Chris Young, Freeman by Bobby Parnell|
|WP - Frank Francisco (2)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Chris Young 97-56, Josh Edgin 11-7, Jon Rauch 9-7, Frank Francisco 24-14, Bobby Parnell 24-11|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chris Young 3-8, Josh Edgin 1-3, Frank Francisco 1-0, Bobby Parnell 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Chris Young 27, Josh Edgin 4, Jon Rauch 2, Frank Francisco 4, Bobby Parnell 6|
|Attendance - 23161|
|Game Time - 3:17|
|Temperature - 75|
|Umpires - Home - Greg Gibson, First Base - Phil Cuzzi, Second Base - Gerry Davis, Third Base - Manny Gonzalez|