Heaney (4-3) allowed one earned run on six hits and two walks while striking out seven across 6.2 innings, earning the win over the Royals on Tuesday. Heaney's only run allowed came on a Hanser Alberto double in the seventh inning. He threw 109 pitches in 6.2 innings, one pitch short of his season high. After having six starts in a row without earning a win, Heaney has been victorious in his last three outings. The 30-year-old's ERA is down to 4.37 and he has a 10.8 K/9 in 57.2 innings. He will have to wait until next week to make his next start due to the Angels running a six-man rotation.
Heaney limited the Giants to one run over 6.1 innings to even his record at 3-3 in Tuesday's 8-1 win over the Angels. He scattered five hits and one walk while striking out seven in the start. After failing to secure a quality start in each of his last three outings, Heaney showed improved command and control to stymie a Giants offense that's been one of the majors' stronger units versus left-handed pitching this season. The 29-year-old has long teased the ability to shut down an offense on a given night, but start-to-start consistency is still an issue for Heaney in his eighth season in the big leagues. With a 4.76 ERA (3.62 xFIP), 1.24 WHIP and 21.1 K-BB% through his first 10 outings, Heaney is probably best viewed as more of a streaming option than a must-start pitcher in shallower leagues.
Heaney (2-3) earned the win over Texas on Tuesday, hurling 5.2 innings and allowing three runs on four hits and four walks while striking out five. It wasn't an especially impressive outing for the southpaw -- he threw only 66 of 105 pitches for strikes and issued a season-high four walks -- but he stuck around long enough to earn his first victory since April 9. Heaney did induce 16 swinging strikes in the contest despite finishing with a modest five strikeouts. Heaney has struggled with a 7.71 ERA and 1.79 WHIP over his past three contests, so he'll certainly take this win despite the mediocre showing. His next start is tentatively projected to come at San Francisco early next week.
Heaney allowed five runs (four earned) on six hits and two walks while striking out just one batter over three innings Tuesday against Cleveland. He did not factor into the decision. Heaney allowed all five runs in the first inning. The damage started on a two-run homer by Jose Ramirez and worsened after another two runners crossed home on a fielding error and the final run of the frame scored on a sacrifice fly. The 30-year-old had little trouble the rest of his outing but had to be pulled after just three innings with his pitch count already at 81. Heaney's ability to miss plenty of bats is typically his saving grace, but he managed just one strikeout Tuesday while walking two batters in a disappointing performance. He'll take a 5.31 ERA into his next scheduled start against Oakland over the weekend.
Heaney (1-3) allowed five earned runs on nine hits while striking out five across 5.1 innings to take the loss to the Astros on Wednesday. Heaney was lit up for three home runs on Wednesday. Jose Altuve hit one off the foul pole on the first pitch of the game and things never got better for Heaney. The 30-year-old is very inconsistent this season, with his outings performances ranging from a 10-strikeout scoreless effort to efforts like Wednesday. His 12.3 K/9 is fourth highest in the American League, but he also carries a 4.75 ERA through 36 innings.
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