Garrett Jones wasn't happy this week. While hitting .119 for the month of August entering last night's game (courtesy of some atrocious luck on balls in play--.119 BABIP), manager Clint Hurdle gave his first baseman "a couple days down". Jones did not start in the Milwaukee series, and received just one at-bat in a pinch-hit appearance Tuesday.

"At first, it’s frustrating. You want to stay out there, keep playing but at the same time, Gaby was swinging a great bat," Jones said. "I wasn’t doing much at the plate, and winning is the most important thing so I understood what needed to be done."

Garrett Jones went 3-for-4 in his return to the lineup last night, but his role may be marginalized with the presence of the newly acquired Justin Morneau. (Photo by: David Hague)

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