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Chris Heston | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/10/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Chris Heston allowed six runs in 5 2/3 innings during Saturday's win over the Rockies.
Heston surrendered three homers (to Ben Paulsen, Nick Hundley and Charlie Blackmon) on this rainy night in Denver, but he was the beneficiary of 10 runs by the Giant offense and came away with a win despite allowing six runs. Heston struck out two and walked two in the contest and now holds a 4.33 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 43/14 K/BB ratio over 54 innings. He'll try to pitch more cleanly in a home start against the Braves next time he toes the rubber. May 23 - 9:36 PM

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Chris Heston surrendered five earned runs in two innings Sunday in a no-decision against the Reds.

An early rain delay seemed to throw off both starting pitchers, as Reds right-hander Anthony DeSclafani also got rocked. Heston gave up a run on a Billy Hamilton fielder's choice groundout in the bottom of the second inning and then the floodgates opened for him in the bottom of the third. Brayan Pena singled, Joey Votto walked, Todd Frazier singled, Marlon Byrd singled, Brandon Phillips got hit by a pitch, and then Bruce added yet another single -- all in order, all against Heston. He'll try for better next week at Coors Field.
May 17 - 5:15 PM

Chris Heston struck out 10 batters while allowing just two hits in a complete-game, 8-1 win over the Astros on Tuesday.

After the Padres smacked Heston around in his last start, the right-hander rebounded with his strongest start of the year. Heston yielded only a solo homer to Jason Castro and a Jake Marisnick single while not walking a batter in the outing. His 10 strikeouts were also a season-high. Heston will carry a 3-3 record, 2.91 ERA and 39/10 K/BB ratio into Sunday's start at the Reds.
May 12 - 11:11 PM

Chris Heston was pounded by the Padres on Wednesday, allowing 11 hits and five runs over five innings of work in the loss.

Heston was lucky to escape without more damage, as he allowed 14 baserunners on the afternoon. He's now turned in two subpar starts in his last three outings after a stellar beginning to the year. It seems the carriage may be turning back into a pumpkin, but he shouldn't be completely left for dead yet. Tuesday's start at the Astros will be an important one for the 27-year-old.
May 6 - 7:29 PM

Chris Heston pitched 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball Friday in beating the Angels.

Heston bounced back nicely after struggling in his Coors Field start last week. He'll take a 2.51 ERA into his start next week at home against the Padres. He should be a fine mixed-league play in that one.
May 2 - 2:46 AM

Chris Heston was knocked around over 5 1/3 innings on Friday, allowing six runs on 11 hits to the Rockies.

Heston fell to 2-2 with the tough outing. The Rockies put up two runs in the second inning, another run in the third, then finished Heston off with a three run sixth. Coming into the game, Heston--who is filling in for the injured Matt Cain--had an ERA of just 0.87. The poor outing bumped it to 2.77. He's is still usable in NL-only leagues, though owners should watch him closely to see if the bloom has begun to wear off the rose. The 27-year-old right-hander is set to face the Dodgers in his next start.
Apr 25 - 2:44 AM

Chris Heston held the Diamondbacks to one run in 7 2/3 innings in a victory Saturday.

Heston has a 0.87 ERA in three starts in place of Matt Cain in the Diamondbacks rotation. We still wouldn't recommend him in mixed leagues -- his stuff isn't all that impressive -- but he's certainly worth playing in NL-only leagues for however long he's in the Giants rotation.
Apr 19 - 1:09 AM

Chris Heston yielded two runs (one earned) in seven innings in a loss to the Rockies on Monday.

Heston earned his first major league win last week against the Diamondbacks and he was plenty effective in this one, allowing seven hits and two walks to go along with five strikeouts. While the 27-year-old took the loss, the Giants have to be thrilled with what they have seen from him so far. He lines up for a start against the Diamondbacks this weekend at home.
Apr 13 - 8:32 PM

Chris Heston allowed two runs on three hits over six innings in Wednesday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Heston was making a spot start in place of Matt Cain, who is rehabbing an arm injury. The 26-year-old struck out five and walked two while picking up the win. It was a nice outing considering the circumstances, and he'll get another turn in the Giants' rotation next Monday -- San Francisco's home opener against the Rockies. Heston pitched to a 3.38 ERA and 1.17 ERA in 28 Triple-A starts last season.
Apr 9 - 1:04 AM

Giants recalled RHP Chris Heston from Triple-A Sacramento.

He'll make a spot start on Wednesday against the Diamondbacks in place of the injured Matt Cain (forearm). Jake Peavy (back) is expected to return to the rotation this weekend, which means Heston is likely to be sent back down after Wednesday's outing, with Ryan Vogelsong assuming Cain's spot. Of course, if Heston pitches well Wednesday, those plans could change.
Apr 7 - 6:55 PM

Chris Heston delivered a strong start in Friday's Cactus League victory over the Dodgers, allowing two runs on four hits over six frames.

Heston didn't issue a walk or strike out a batter on the night. With the number of rotation options that the Giants already have, the 26-year-old hurler has no chance of cracking the Opening Day roster. He'll serve as organizational depth at Triple-A to begin the season and could be called upon to make a spot start at some point during the season.
Mar 28 - 12:55 AM

Giants optioned RHP Chris Heston to Triple-A Sacramento.

Hester yielded two runs in his six relief innings this spring. He'll get a shot in the Giants' bullpen at some point this season.
Mar 20 - 5:10 PM

Chris Heston struggled in his first major league start, giving up three runs on six hits over four innings in a no-decision against the Padres on Sunday.

Heston walked and pair and struck out two on the afternoon. He settled in after the Padres scored a pair of runs in the top of the first inning, but was unable to hang around through five innings for a chance at the victory. He's unlikely to crack the Giants Opening Day rotation in 2015.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 07:34:00 PM

Chris Heston will make his first major league start in the Giants season finale against the Padres on Sunday.

The 26-year-old right-hander posted a 3.38 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 125/51 K/BB ratio over 173 innings at Triple-A Fresno this season. Those looking for a streaming option on the final day of the season could do a lot worse than firing up Heston against an abysmal Padres squad.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 02:50:00 PM

Giants purchased the contract of RHP Chris Heston from Triple-A Fresno.

Heston, 26, compiled a 3.38 ERA and 125/51 K/BB ratio in 173 innings across 28 starts this season. He has pitched almost exclusively as a starter in the minors, but the Giants will likely use him in long relief.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 09:22:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Buster Posey
2Andrew Susac
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Matt Duffy
2Joaquin Arias
LF1Nori Aoki
2Travis Ishikawa
CF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
RF1Hunter Pence
2Justin Maxwell
Starting Pitcher
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Tim Hudson
4Jake Peavy
5Tim Lincecum
6Ryan Vogelsong
7Chris Heston
Relief Pitcher
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6George Kontos
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Hunter Strickland