Braves recalled Tyler Pastornicky from Gwinnett to take Jason Heyward's roster spot. Photo Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Braves Send Heyward to DL Pastornicky Called Up


As I predicted this morning Jason Heyward was indeed put on the 15 day DL backdated to the 22nd. I also predicted Fredi Gonzalez would do the opposite from my suggestion and he did, at least fro game 1.

To fill Heyward’s roster spot Tyler Pastornicky was recalled from Gwinnett. Rev was tearing up AAA is tearing up AAA .351/.372/.473/.845 so when choosing a bat his was the obvious choice. The lineup for Game one shows Simba back in the leadoff spot and Reed Johnson starting in right field presumably to gain the platoon advantage  over the left handed Jeff Francis. The complete lineup is:

Andrelton Simmons SS
B.J. Upton                  CF
Justin Upton              RF
Freddie Freeman     1B
Chris Johnson           3B
Evan Gattis                C
Dan Uggla                  2B
Reed Johnson           RF
Mike Minor                 P

I like having Simba leading off but don’t understand BJ’s invisible bat in the two hole. He maybe harder to double up than others and I suppose that’s something. I suspect Jordan Schaferand Laird will get a start in game two if they haven’t frozen to the benches by then.

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