Chipper Jones might be feeling just a little better, after this game, about his decision to retire.
In the fourth inning, his throwing error led directly to the Cardinals' three-run inning. And in the bottom of the seventh, he came to the plate with two runners on base and two outs, and did this:
Just a routine grounder, nothing to be ashamed of. But after an excellent regular season, his last, it looks like the future Hall of Famer is going to finish with four fruitless at-bats and a terribly damaging error in the final game of his brilliant career. Which isn't exactly the way anybody drew it up.
The Cardinals didn't score in the eighth, and took their 6-3 lead into the bottom of the frame.