Heisey is in the lineup and leading off for Thursday's game against the White Sox, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports. This will be Heisey's first start since June 1 when he went 1-for-5 with a strikeout against the Phillies, bringing his season line to .220/.328/.500 with four home runs through 30 games.
Heisey is in the lineup and leading off for Wednesday's game against the Phillies, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports. Heisey will start for Bryce Harper who is missing his second consecutive game with a knee contusion. The 31-year-old struggled offensively in May, hitting just .217 with two home runs and three RBI in 16 games.
Heisey is in the lineup for Saturday's matchup with the Marlins. Heisey will replace a resting Jayson Werth in left field Saturday, and bat second in the order. He will have a tough draw facing off against Jose Fernandez. Heisey is slashing just .240/.296/.560 against right-handers on the season.
Heisey is in the lineup and batting ninth for Tuesday's game against the Royals, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports. Jayson Werth will get the start at DH, allowing Heisey to step into the lineup as the left fielder. Heisey is hitting .261/.346/.652 with three home runs on the season but has not started since April 24.
Heisey was not in the starting lineup Sunday but entered the game in the top of the 10th inning to play right field, going 2-for-3 with a walk-off solo shot in the bottom of the 16th, his second home run of the season. See if you can follow the improbable chain of events that led to Heisey's walk-off heroics. Bryce Harper pinch-hit for Michael Taylor in the ninth and tied the game with his own solo shot, but manager Dusty Baker has promised Harper the day off and so put Heisey in his place to begin the 10th. Because of that, however, the Nats ran out of position players, forcing Oliver Perez to hit for himself in the 15th, at which point Perez laid down a bunt with two outs and Danny Espinosa on second. Twins catcher John Ryan Murphy threw the ball over Joe Mauer's head at first base, Espinosa scored to tie the game at 5-5, and the stage was set for Heisey in the 16th. He's now hitting .250/.348/.550 in 20 at-bats to begin the season, and with Taylor struggling at the plate, Heisey could see an uptick in playing time in the short term, but if you pick him up don't expect anything more than a low batting average and occasional power.
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