ATLANTA -- Only days after being told he would be the Braves starting second baseman for at least two weeks, Tyler Pastornickys season has ended. Wholesale Nike Air Max From China . The Braves announced Friday Pastornicky will have surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Pastornicky injured the knee in a collision with right fielder Jason Heyward on Wednesday night, one day after Atlanta placed second baseman Dan Uggla on the 15-day disabled list so he can have corrective eye surgery. "Not the best timing in the world," Pastornicky said Friday as he tried to smile while leaning on crutches at his locker. Pastornicky said he has been told he should return from Mondays surgery for the start of spring training. The Braves are left with a crisis at second base. Paul Janish, hitting only .083 in 27 games, will make his first start of the season at second base in Friday nights game against Washington. Janish, whose primary position is shortstop, hasnt started at second base since 2011 with the Reds. He has only eight career starts at second base. Infielder Phil Gosselin was called up from Triple-A Gwinnett and was with the team for Friday nights game. When Uggla was scheduled for the Lasik eye surgery, manager Fredi Gonzalez said the team was confident the veteran second baseman would be ready to play in two weeks. If the Braves fear Ugglas recovery could take longer or his adjustment to the surgery could carry into the post-season, general manager Frank Wren might attempt to acquire help at the position before the Aug. 31 waiver trade deadline. "Im almost positive Frank is out there looking through the waiver wire," Gonzalez said. Pastornicky and Heyward collided as both attempted to catch a pop fly. Each player called for the ball. Pastornicky said he couldnt hear Heyward because of the crowd and the fact he also was calling for the ball. "Jason just kind of clipped him, but (Pastornickys) foot was planted when he got spun a little bit," Gonzalez said. Pastornicky said both players called for the ball. "We both got to the ball at the same time," Pastornicky said. "Just one of those freak plays." Gonzalez said Pastornicky, who was making only his fourth start at second base, had not spent enough time at the position to become familiar with Heywards range in right field, including his ability to run in for shallow fly balls. Gosselin, 24, was hitting .277 with two homers and 11 RBIs in 47 games at Gwinnett. Gosselin, a 2010 fifth-round draft pick, began the season at Double-A Mississippi and was promoted to Gwinnett on June 23. Gosselin said he was told Friday morning he would be called up for his debut in the majors. "Its a great feeling, but its almost surreal," Gosselin said. Gosselin said second base has been his primary position this season. He also has played at third base and in the outfield. Cheap Nike Air Max Outlet .C. -- Steve Spurrier was much happier about South Carolinas improved performance than about his lastest career milestone. Cheap Air Max 270 . Phoenix originally signed Barbosa to a 10-day contract on Jan. 8 after Eric Bledsoe injured his knee and then signed him to another 10-day deal.Melbourne, Australia (SportsNetwork.com) - Top seed and five-time titlist Serena Williams and last years runner-up Li Na both notched straight-set victories Wednesday in second-round action at the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam event of the year. Serena dropped just three games for the second straight match, earning a 6-1, 6-2 win over Serb Vesna Dolonc at Rod Laver Arena to improve to 60-8 at Melbourne Park, equaling Margaret Courts record for match wins at the tournament in the Open Era. Wednesday was another scorching hot day in Melbourne. "I just try to hit a bunch of aces and a bunch of winners -- thats all you can do because its too hot to get into long rallies," Serena said. The reigning U.S. and French Open champion will square off with Daniela Hantuchova in the third round after the 31st-seeded Slovak outlasted Czech Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 3-6, 12-10. The fourth-seeded Li, who lost to two-time reigning champion Victoria Azarenka in last years Aussie finale, bageled Belinda Bencic in a 22-minute first set, but faced much more resistance in the second as the 16-year-old Swiss wild card forced a tiebreak. The Chinese star, however, was able to gut out a 6-0, 7-6 (7-5) victory. "Its warm, but its OK," Li said after the match. Lucie Safarova awaits the two-time Aussie Open runner-up and former French Open champion Li in the third round after the 26th-seeded Czech claimed a 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-0 victory over countrymate Lucie Hradecka. Last weeks Sydney runner-up, ninth-seeded German Angelique Kerber, cruised to a 6-4, 6-2 win over Russian Alla Kudryavtseva and will take on American Alison Riske in the third round after Riske whipped Belgian Yanina Wickmayer 6-1, 6-1. Aussie crowd favorite Sam Stosur, the No. 17 seed, secured her spot in the round of 32 with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova, who was fresh off her first-ever WTA title in Sydney last week. Stosur will next face 14th-seeded Ana Ivanovic after the former world No. 1 from Serbia drilled Annika Beck of Germany 6-1, 6-2. Ivanovic was an Aussie Open finalist inn 2008. Nike Air Max Sale. No. 15 seed Sabine Lisicki and 18th-seeded Kirsten Flipkens each suffered surprising setbacks on Day 3. Romanian Monica Niculescu sent last years Wimbledon runner-up Lisicki to an early exit, 2-6, 6-2, 6-2, while Aussie wild card Casey Dellacqua downed the Belgian Flipkens 6-3, 6-0. Next up for Niculescu will be Russian Ekaterina Makarova, who advanced with a 6-2, 7-5 triumph over American Irina Falconi. The 22nd-seeded Makarova dismissed seven-time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams in Mondays opening-round action. No. 28 seed Flavia Pennetta of Italy posted a 6-3, 6-4 decision against Puerto Rican Monica Puig to set up a third-round matchup with German Mona Barthel, who overcame Thailands Luksika Kumkhum 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. Kumkhum was coming off an upset win over sixth-seeded Petra Kvitova in round one. Also on Wednesday, 30th-seeded Canadian Eugenie Bouchard registered a hard- fought 6-2, 7-6 (12-10) victory over Frances Virginie Razzano, Chinese Zheng Jie moved on with a 7-6 (7-5), 1-6, 7-5 win over American Madison Keys and American Lauren Davis outlasted German Julia Goerges 7-5, 2-6, 6-4. The second round will conclude on Thursday, including matches for the second- seeded Azarenka and her third-seeded fellow former world No. 1 Maria Sharapova. Azarenka will face Czech Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, while Sharapova will take on Italian Karin Knapp. Azarenka hasnt lost in Melbourne since 2011, having bested Li in last years Aussie final and defeating Sharapova in the 2012 finale. Sharapova titled here in 2008. In other action involving top-10 seeds, No. 5 former Wimbledon runner-up Agnieszka Radwanska will battle Belarusian Olga Govortsova, No. 8 former world No. 1 and former U.S. Open runner-up Jelena Jankovic will trade shots with Japans Ayumi Morita and No. 10 former top-ranked star and former U.S. Open finalist Caroline Wozniacki will be opposed by American Christina McHale. Also seeing action on Thursday will be 11th-seeded Simona Halep and 13th- seeded American Sloane Stephens, who stunned Serena in a quarterfinal here a year ago. ' ' '
top of page
bottom of page