A.J. Burnett didn't have his best stuff in the final game of the 2012 season on Wednesday, but that didn't stop the home crowd from giving him a standing ovation when he walked off the mound in the two-run sixth inning.
The frame was highlighted with a pinch-hit single to leadoff the inning from veteran Chipper Jones in his last regular season at-bat before hanging up his cleats after the postseason. Jones would come around to score on a bases loaded RBI knock from Brian McCann for the third hit in the inning. An infield groundout would plate the second, before Manager Clint Hurdle went to the bullpen for the final out.
It was then, after handing the ball to his skipper for the final time in the 2012 season, that Burnett would walk off the mound and towards the Pirates dugout with a ...
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