Heaney gave up three runs on six hits and a walk with eight strikeouts in 6.2 innings in a no-decision versus the Rangers on Saturday. Heaney got his mistakes out of the way in the first inning, when he gave up a solo shot to Leody Taveras and a two-run homer to Rougned Odor. The Angels got Heaney off the hook by tying the game in the fifth. The southpaw has a 4.02 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 67 strikeouts across 62.2 innings this season. He'll carry a 4-3 record into his final start of the regular season, which is currently expected to be Friday against the Dodgers.
Heaney (4-3) picked up the win Sunday against the Rockies, allowing three runs on eight hits across seven innings. He struck out eight and did not issue a walk. It marked a nice bounce back for the southpaw, who allowed five runs in a loss to the Rangers on Sept. 8. Heaney fell behind 3-1 in the third inning but buckled down to finish with four scoreless frames. It was looking like he might be a tough-luck loser after the seventh, but Albert Pujols' eighth-inning homer put him in line to get the win. The lefty will take a 4.02 ERA into his start against the Rangers on Saturday.
Heaney (3-3) took the loss against Texas on Tuesday, tossing five innings and allowing five runs (three earned) on five hits and one walk while striking out four. The southpaw's struggles weren't entirely his own doing -- a fourth-inning error allowed a pair of runs to cross the plate on what should have been the third out -- but Heaney's performance was nonetheless a step down from the dominance he displayed in his previous two starts. After notching 16 strikeouts over 14.2 innings across his last two appearances, Heaney managed to induce only seven swinging strikes and four total strikeouts Tuesday. He'll look to get back into the win column in a road matchup against Colorado on Sunday.
Heaney (3-2) earned the win against San Diego on Thursday, pitching seven scoreless innings and allowing three hits and two walks while striking out six. Heaney cruised to his second straight quality start in the impressive performance, holding the Padres without an extra-base hit and allowing only one runner to reach second base. He induced 15 swinging strikes and set a career high by tossing 117 pitches. Following a rough three-game stretch in which he yielded 14 earned runs in 14 innings, the southpaw appears to be back in a groove, allowing only one run and striking out 16 over his last 14.2 frames. He'll try to continue building momentum when he heads to Texas to face the Rangers on Wednesday in his next scheduled start.
Heaney (2-2) earned the win Friday against the Mariners. He tossed 7.2 innings of one-run ball, allowing four hits and two walks while fanning 10. Heaney was absolutely filthy Friday, tossing 71 of his 104 pitches for strikes while registering a season-high mark for strikeouts. Heaney was coming off three straight starts allowing four or more runs, so this should be a big confidence booster for the veteran. His next scheduled start will come Sep. 2 at home in a tough matchup against the Padres.