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Chris Heston | Relief Pitcher | #53

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/10/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: East Carolina
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 12 (0) / SF
Contract: view contract details

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Giants optioned RHP Chris Heston to Triple-A Sacramento.
Heston had allowed six runs on nine hits and six walks in five innings of relief this season for the Giants. He was a workhorse out of the rotation last season but really hasn't adjusted well to the new bullpen role. The right-hander can pitch out of the rotation at Sacramento and wait his turn for an opening at the major league level. Apr 19 - 6:00 PM

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Chris Heston allowed one hit over two scoreless innings against the Reds on Friday.

Heston proved quite valuable at times for the Giants last season while posting a 3.95 ERA over 31 starts as a rookie, but he would seem to be on the outside looking in for a rotation spot at the moment. An injury could obviously change that, so he makes for a nice insurance policy.
Mar 4 - 6:02 PM

Giants general manager Bobby Evans said Monday that Chris Heston isn't guaranteed a spot in the rotation next season.

It could depend on how many starters the club brings in over the winter. Heston was strong for the Giants for much of the season but struggled in the second half, ultimately posting a 3.95 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 141/64 K/BB ratio over 177 2/3 innings.
Mon, Oct 5, 2015 05:38:00 PM

Chris Heston was lit up for eight runs in 3 2/3 innings by the Rockies on Friday.

Heston's up-and-down rookie campaign ended with his worst start to date, and he finished up without a quality start in his final eight attempts. He's still likely to have a spot in the Giants' rotation next spring, and he still seems like a pretty good bet with his ability to generate grounders and strikeouts. Still, the poor finish is of some concern.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 01:41:00 AM

Chris Heston allowed four runs on six hits across five-plus innings in Sunday's win over the A's.

Heston wasn't particularly impressive in the outing, striking out just three and walking two on the afternoon. The A's burned him for a pair of runs in the fifth and another pair in the sixth to account for the four earned on his line. The 27-year-old right-hander will carry a respectable 3.62 ERA and 1.29 WHIP into his final start of the season, a home date with the Rockies.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 07:20:00 PM

Chris Heston got a no-decision in Tuesday's win over the Padres, tossing 4 1/3 scoreless innings.

Heston was inefficient, hurling 94 pitches in the effort. He allowed only two hits and struck out seven, but he walked five. The right-hander carries a 3.51 ERA with a 1.28 WHIP and a 135/61 K/BB ratio over 169 innings. He had also walked four in his previous start Heston will try to fix his command issues in a road match-up with the Athletics.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 02:01:00 AM

Chris Heston took a no-decision in a 10-inning loss to the Reds on Tuesday, serving up three runs over five innings.

The Reds jumped on Heston early, scoring all three runs in the first inning on a Brandon Phillips RBI single followed by an Ivan De Jesus, Jr. two-run triple. They were two of three hits the right-hander gave up along with four walks and eight strikeouts. Heston now carries a 3.61 ERA with a 1.27 WHIP and a 128/56 K/BB ratio over 164 2/3 innings. He'll open up a road series in San Diego versus the Padres next.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 02:25:00 AM

Chris Heston mostly limited the Diamondbacks in Wednesday's loss, allowing two runs on five hits over 4 2/3 innings.

Heston struck out five and walked two. Both runs on his line came home in the fourth, when Jarrod Saltalamacchia burned him for a two-run homer. While Wednesday's outing was less than stellar, the 27-year-old right-hander has been dependable across 27 starts, pitching to a 3.55 ERA and 1.27 WHIP. A home date with the Reds shows next on his schedule.
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 12:38:00 AM

Chris Heston pitched well outside of a pair of mistakes in Friday's loss to the Rockies, allowing two runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Heston probably couldn't have guessed that the Rockies would hold the Giants to just one run, but these things happen. For his part, the 27-year-old right-hander coughed up back-to-back solo homers to Carlos Gonzalez and Nolan Arenado in the first inning. That was all he allowed, but he dropped to 11-9 anyway. Heston's currently pitching to a 3.54 ERA and 1.26 WHIP. He's not a lock to remain in the rotation and the possibility of the team moving him to the bullpen remains.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 12:41:00 AM

Chris Heston will start for the Giants on Friday against the Rockies in Colorado.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy had given consideration to starting Tim Hudson in his place, but opted to stick with the young right hander. If he has another rough outing though, he could be shifted to the bullpen.
Thu, Sep 3, 2015 07:00:00 PM

Chris Heston was lit up in his return to the Giant rotation on Sunday, allowing five runs on nine hits over 3 2/3 innings in a loss to the Cardinals.

Heston struck out just one. A three-run first inning put him in an early hole and he was never able to work his way back from that. With Matt Cain injured, Heston slots back into the rotation and returns to his 3.56 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 111/48 K/BB ratio over 149 1/3 innings. Up next on his schedule, a road start against the Rockies.
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 07:15:00 PM

Giants recalled RHP Chris Heston from Triple-A Sacramento.

Heston will return to the Giants rotation on Sunday, taking the place of the injured Matt Cain. The right-hander owns a 3.34 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 110/48 K/BB ratio across 145 2/3 innings on the season.
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 07:39:00 PM

Chris Heston is expected to start on Sunday versus the Cardinals.

It had been the struggling Matt Cain's spot. Heston won't have spent the required 10 days in the minors by Sunday, so the Giants will have to create a phantom injury for someone (likely Cain). The righty was sent down a week ago as a means to cut down his workload, as he didn't make any appearances in the minors.
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 06:03:00 PM

Giants optioned RHP Chris Heston to Triple-A Sacramento.

It's a means to cut back his workload, as Heston will not make any appearances with Sacramento. The right-hander is on pace to throw 194 2/3 innings this season, which would surpass his previous high by 16 1/3 frames. That wouldn't be a big jump, but the Giants apparently think this is the best way to keep him fresh down the stretch.
Fri, Aug 21, 2015 05:40:00 PM

Chris Heston gave up a run in 4 2/3 innings, taking a no-decision in Monday's loss to the Cardinals.

Heston gave up a solo home run to Yadier Molina in the fourth inning. Despite allowing just the one run on four hits, he couldn't finish the fifth after racking up 104 pitches. He walked five and struck out four, contributing to the high pitch count. Heston maintains a solid 3.34 ERA with a 1.22 WHIP and a 110/48 K/BB ratio over 145 2/3 innings. He'll take on the Pirates on the road next.
Mon, Aug 17, 2015 10:52:00 PM

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