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Royals' Jonathan Heasley: Roughed up for fourth loss
Heasley (1-4) gave up seven earned runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out three over 3.2 innings to take the loss in an 8-3 defeat to the Rangers on Tuesday.
Heasley had his worst start of the year at the hands of the Rangers, which chased him from the game before the end of the fourth inning. The 25-year-old rookie only mustered six swings-and-misses over the course of his start and was taken deep by Marcus Semien for a three-run shot in the third. The Royals' No. 8 prospect is unlikely to earn many wins this season due to his inflated 5.20 ERA and weak supporting offensive cast, which is now without slugger Salvador Perez (thumb). Heasley is tentatively slated for a tough matchup in his next start Monday at Houston.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Jonathan Heasley: Goes five innings in no-decision
Heasley allowed four runs on four hits and two walks with six strikeouts in five-plus innings Tuesday versus the Angels. He did not factor in the decision.
All four runs on Heasley's line came via the long ball -- he gave up a solo home run to Jared Walsh in the fourth inning and a three-run blast to Shohei Ohtani in the sixth before exiting. This was just the second time in eight outings Heasley's allowed multiple homers this year, and it was also the first game he's allowed more than three runs. He owns a 4.14 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 32:22 K:BB through 41.1 innings, and he'll carry a 1-3 record into his next start, projected for next week at home versus the Rangers.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Jonathan Heasley: Inefficient against San Francisco
Heasley allowed two earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out four across four innings Wednesday against the Giants.
Heasley wasn't hit particularly hard, but he needed 92 pitches to record 12 outs. All of the damage came against him in his final inning, when he allowed a solo home run, a walk and a single. Heasley has had some success -- he had recorded three straight quality starts prior to Wednesday's outing -- though he has now walked multiple hitters in six of his seven starts on the campaign. Overall, he owns a 3.72 ERA, but that is paired with a 26:20 K:BB.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Jonathan Heasley: Earns win in dominant outing
Heasley (1-3) allowed one hit over seven shutout innings Friday, striking out seven and recording a win over the Orioles.
Heasley was terrific Friday, coughing up just one single while throwing 64 of 93 pitches for strikes. He retired the final 12 batters he faced after Trey Mancini reached base on an error in the fourth frame. Heasley lowered his ERA to 3.62 with a 22:18 K:BB through 32.1 innings this season. The 25-year-old is lined up to start in San Francisco next week.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Jonathan Heasley: Takes loss in quality start
Heasley (0-3) took the loss Sunday versus the Astros, allowing three runs on seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts in six innings.
Heasley didn't help his own cause much -- he hit one batter and added a pair of wild pitches, one of which led to the Astros' second run. The right-hander has posted consecutive quality starts, but he remains in search of his first win of the season. He's at a 4.62 ERA, 1.70 WHIP and 15:18 K:BB across 25.1 innings in five starts. Sunday was a step in the right direction in terms of limiting walks, as he allowed three or more in his other four outings. He'll try to find more control in a home start versus the Orioles next week.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Jonathan Heasley: Turns in quality start
Heasley allowed three runs on six hits and three walks with three strikeouts across six innings in a no-decision versus the Guardians on Monday.
This was Heasley's longest start of the season, and he pitched fairly well. He was in line for the loss before the Royals rallied to tie the game in the eighth inning. The 25-year-old right-hander has walked at least three batters in all four of his major-league starts this year, contributing to a 4.66 ERA and 1.76 WHIP. He's posted a 10:16 K:BB in 19.1 innings while posting an 0-2 record. While he's not performing that well, Zack Greinke (elbow) going on the injured list bodes well for Heasley remaining in the rotation for a couple more starts. He's projected to face the Astros at home this weekend.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Jonathan Heasley: Walks six in no-decision
Heasley didn't factor into the decision during Tuesday's 8-6 loss to Arizona, allowing three runs on four hits and six walks with five strikeouts in five innings.
Heasley surrendered one run apiece in the first, second and fourth innings and was in line for the win until Arizona put up five runs in the bottom of the sixth. The 25-year-old was helped by two double plays and was able to strand four runners to offset putting 10 runners on base, though Heasley has now walked an alarming 12 batters 13.1 innings across three starts. If he sticks in the rotation, Heasley will likely take the mound early next week against Cleveland.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Jonathan Heasley: Stuck with loss in Tuesday's opener
Heasley (0-2) took the loss in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the White Sox, giving up three runs on four hits and three walks over five innings. He struck out one.
The 25-year-old righty held Chicago scoreless through four frames before putting the first three batters he faced on board to begin the fifth, with all three eventually coming around to score. Heasley has a superficially tolerable 4.32 ERA through two starts for the Royals, but his 2:7 K:BB in 8.1 innings suggests his luck won't last much longer. With Brady Singer having tossed a gem in the nightcap of Tuesday's twin bill as the 27th man before being optioned back to Triple-A, Heasley doesn't figure to hang onto a rotation spot much longer.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Jonathan Heasley: Getting another start
Heasley is slated to start the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Meanwhile, Brady Singer will be recalled from Triple-A Omaha to start the nightcap, and his performance Tuesday along with Heasley's will likely determine which of the two sticks around as the Royals' No. 5 starter moving forward. While entering the rotation last week as a replacement for the struggling Kris Bubic, Heasley didn't show much to get excited about. He worked 3.1 innings in a losing effort at Texas, giving up one earned run on four hits and four walks while striking out one batter.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Jon Heasley: Struggles in season debut
Heasley (0-1) took the loss Thursday after allowing one run on four hits and four walks across 3.1 innings as the Royals fell 3-1 to the Rangers. He struck out one.
Heasley made three starts for the Royals last year, but he started the 2022 campaign at Triple-A. The youngster struggled out of the gate in his season debut, giving up two singles, a walk and a run during the first inning, but he was able to settle down until he was pulled after creating a one-out, bases-loaded jam in the fourth. Amir Garrett took over and was able to escape the inning without giving up a run. Heasley's next start is tentatively scheduled for the second half of Kansas City's doubleheader against the White Sox on Tuesday.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Jon Heasley: Recalled prior to start
Heasley was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Thursday, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
Heasley made three starts for the Royals last year, and he'll make his first major-league appearance of the 2022 season as the starter Thursday against the Rangers. The 25-year-old made six starts in Omaha to begin the year, posting a 4.44 ERA, 30:4 K:BB and 0.96 WHIP in 26.1 innings. Kris Bubic was sent down to make room for Heasley on the active roster.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Jon Heasley: Starting Thursday
Heasley will start Thursday's game against the Rangers, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Heasley has made six starts at Triple-A Omaha to begin the year, and he's posted a 4.44 ERA, 30:6 K:BB and 0.96 WHIP in 26.1 innings. The right-hander made three starts for the Royals in 2021 and will be called up ahead of Thursday's matchup to make his 2022 debut.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Jon Heasley: Optioned to Triple-A
Heasley was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Monday.
Per Anne Rogers of MLB.com, Heasley could have made the Opening Day bullpen, but the Royals want him to stretch out as a starter in the minors. The 25-year-old made three major-league starts last season but spent the bulk of the year with Double-A Northwest Arkansas, where he recorded a 3.33 ERA and a 27.7 percent strikeout rate.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Jon Heasley: Earns first MLB win
Heasley (1-1) allowed four runs on six hits and a walk over 5.1 innings Friday, striking out one batter and earning a win over the Twins.
The only damage against Heasley through the first five innings was an RBI double by Josh Donaldson in the fourth frame. He served up a solo homer to Ryan Jeffers in the sixth and was charged with another two runs after he was lifted from the game. The 24-year-old rookie produced a 4.91 ERA and a 6:3 K:BB through 14.2 innings in his first taste of MLB action.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Jon Heasley: Works into sixth inning
Heasley pitched 5.1 scoreless innings Saturday against Detroit, giving up three hits and two walks with three strikeouts. He did not factor in the decision.
It was a much-improved effort from Heasley, who surrendered four runs in four innings during his MLB debut eight days earlier. Heasley limited the Tigers to a double and a pair of singles Saturday and pitched into the sixth inning before a one-out walk to Daz Cameron ended his day. Heasley has just five strikeouts through his first 9.1 innings, but he has almost certainly earned one more start this season, tentatively scheduled for next Friday against Minnesota.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Jon Heasley: Gets another start
Heasley is slated to make his next turn through the Kansas City rotation Saturday in Detroit, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
The rookie right-hander will get a chance to redeem himself after he underwhelmed in his MLB debut last weekend against the Mariners. Heasley covered four innings in that start, giving up four runs on six hits and no walks while striking out two. He showcased some strikeout upside (27.7 K%) at Double-A Northwest Arkansas prior to his call-up, though the long ball was an issue (1.5 HR/9).... See More ... See Less
Royals' Jon Heasley: Confirmed as Friday's starter
Heasley is listed as the starting pitcher for Friday's game against Seattle.
The right-hander's contract was selected from Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Friday and he immediately became the obvious choice to toe the rubber for the series opener against Seattle. With Heasley now penciled in on the lineup card, he's officially slated to make his major-league debut. He posted a 3.33 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 120 K:BB across 105.1 Double-A innings.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Jon Heasley: Struggles in spot start
Heasley (0-1) was lit up in his MLB debut Friday, allowing four earned runs over four innings in a loss to the Mariners. He gave up six hits, struck out five and walked none in the contest.
Heasley got the chance to make his big-league debut Friday after Brady Singer was put on the 10-day injured list for an unspecified reason. The 24-year-old gave up all four runs on a pair of homers by Jared Kelenic. The prized outfielder got to him for a two-run blast in the second and another in the fourth to give the Mariners a comfortable four-run cushion. Heasley made the jump from Double-A Northwest Arkansas to make the start, and it remains to be seen if he will pitch for the big-league club again in 2021.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Jon Heasley: Joins Royals, could start Friday
Heasley's contract was selected from Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Friday, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
The righty is likely to start Friday's game against the Mariners, as scheduled starter Brady Singer (undisclosed) went on the injured list. Heasley has posted a 3.33 ERA and 120:34 K:BB in 105.1 innings across 22 starts at Double-A this year, although the leap to the MLB level could certainly be difficult for the 2018 13th-round pick.... See More ... See Less
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