Heaney did not factor into the decision against Houston on Tuesday, hurling 4.1 innings and allowing two runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out five. Heaney was gifted a six-run lead after the first inning but couldn't stick around long enough to pick up the win, needing 103 pitches to retire 13 batters. He gave up only one extra-base hit but was constantly in trouble, allowing two or more baserunners in each inning. His saving grace was his ability to punch batters out; four of his five strikeouts came with runners in scoring position. The 28-year-old will carry a 5.09 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 54:19 K:BB into Seattle on Sunday in his next scheduled start.
Heaney (1-3) took the loss Saturday as the Angels fell 4-0 to the Astros, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks over five innings while striking out five. It wasn't a bad outing for the southpaw, but with Gerrit Cole in top form opposite him, Heaney couldn't afford to make any mistakes. He'll carry a 5.18 ERA and 49:17 K:BB through 41.2 innings into the All-Star break.
Heaney (1-2) struck out eight and allowed five runs on six hits and one walk across six innings while taking the loss Sunday against the Angels. Heaney was scored upon in three different innings, with the major blow coming on a three-run homer by Matt Chapman in the fifth inning. He pitched well for the most part, throwing 68 percent strikes and reaching eight punchouts for the fourth time in eight outings. The inconsistent Heaney now has a 5.40 ERA for the season and will face another difficult matchup in his next start on the road against Houston.
Heaney (1-1) took the win against Cincinnati on Tuesday, hurling 5.1 innings and giving up one run on five hits and four walks while striking out four. It was far from an easy outing for Heaney as he once again struggled with his control, allowing four walks and throwing balls on 40 of 101 pitches, but he managed to constantly squeeze out of trouble with the help of a pair of double plays and two runners thrown out on the basepaths (including one at home). Though the 28-year-old has posted an impressive 10.6 K/9 this season, his walk rate (4.1 BB/9) and struggles keeping the ball in the park (eight home runs in 30.2 innings) have held him back considerably. He'll carry a 4.99 ERA and 1.24 WHIP into a home matchup against Oakland on Sunday in his next scheduled start.
Heaney allowed five earned runs on four hits and four walks while striking out two across 3.2 innings Wednesday against the Blue Jays. He did not factor into the decision. Heaney walked at least one batter in three of the four innings he pitched, and in the remaining frame he threw a wild pitch. The majority of the damage against him came on a three-run homer by Rowdy Tellez, but Heaney was ultimately pulled after allowing a two-RBI single to Eric Sogard. Though he has an inflated 5.68 ERA through 25.1 innings, Heaney has also contributed a solid 1.14 WHIP and has 32 punchouts in five starts. He'll look to get back on track in his next outing, currently scheduled for Tuesday against the Reds.