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Chris Johnson Tapes Mouth to Avoid Ejection

August 13th, 2013 at 12:09 PM
By Andrew Auman

After being ejected by Jim Joyce for arguing balls and strikes on Saturday, in the Atlanta Braves' 1-0 loss to the Miami Marlins, Chris Johnson and Fredi Gonzalez were not willing to put themselves in a situation where the NL's leading hitter found himself ejected once again.



Coming into Saturday's game, the Braves were on a 14-game win streak, and were hoping to win their 15th straight against the Marlins in Atlanta. Johnson found himself ejected by Jim Joyce in the bottom of the first inning, taking the best bat in the NL out of a Braves lineup that had trouble stringing together any kind of rally.

The Braves went on to lose the game, snapping their 14-game win streak. However, the next game Johnson and Gonzalez wanted to make sure all was well between Joyce and the Braves.  

Gonzalez grabbed Joyce's attention, gesturing to Johnson's taped mouth, and Johnson offered a tip of the cap, as Joyce saluted him in return.

Johnson went on to prove exactly why his bat must remain in the Braves' lineup moving forward, driving in two of the Braves 9 runs on a double in the bottom of the seventh inning.



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Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Baseball, Chris Johnson, Fredi Gonzalez, Jim Joyce, Miami Marlins, MLB

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