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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 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. Aug 30 - 7:15 PM

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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.
Aug 28 - 7:39 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.
Aug 28 - 6:03 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.
Aug 21 - 5:40 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.
Aug 17 - 10:52 PM

Chris Heston took a loss Wednesday despite allowing only one run over 6 1/3 innings to the Astros.

Heston got zero support from the San Francisco offense. He walked four but gave up only three hits and struck out four Houston hitters. The one run Heston allowed was on a Colby Rasmus solo shot in the top of the seventh. A date with the MLB-best Cardinals is next.
Aug 12 - 6:52 PM

Chris Heston struggled through four innings against the Cubs on Thursday, giving up five runs.

Heston walked only two, but just 48 of his 87 pitches were strikes on a rare off-night control-wise. It was his first loss since way back on June 14 and the first time he's given up more than three runs since June 2.
Aug 6 - 11:44 PM

Chris Heston surrendered three runs in 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision Saturday against the Rangers.

Heston had his worst start in months, but his five-game winning streak remained intact thanks to ample run support. It's just the third time this season that he's failed to make it through five innings.
Aug 2 - 2:26 AM

Chris Heston pitched seven innings and allowed only two runs to earn his 11th win of the season on Monday facing the Brewers.

The Brewers ended Heston's shutout bid, when they used a walk, a double, and a single to plate two runs. The right-hander worked around five hits and three walks while striking out four on the evening. Heston owns a terrific 11-5 record with a 3.14 ERA, a 1.15 WHIP, and a 99/35 K/BB ratio over 126 innings. He hasn't lost since June 14 and will look to keep that streak going over the weekend in a road start against the Rangers.
Jul 28 - 1:01 AM

Chris Heston flirted with a no-hitter but settled for shutting the Padres out on one hit over 7 1/3 innings, earning his 10th win on Tuesday.

Heston, who authored a no-hitter on June 9 against the Mets, no-hit the Padres through five innings on Tuesday, but Melvin Upton, Jr. broke it up with a leadoff single in the sixth. The right-hander walked two while striking out six in the sterling effort. He has a 3.18 ERA, a 1.15 WHIP, and a 95/32 K/BB ratio over 119 innings to date. Heston will face the Brewers at home next.
Jul 22 - 1:04 AM

Chris Heston closed out the Giants pre-break schedule in style, throwing 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball in Sunday's win over the Phillies.

Heston, who didn't even start the season in the Giants rotation, should feel great about what he's accomplished in the first half of the year. Said first half included a no-hitter on June 9. While he didn't quite reach those operatic heights of grandeur against the Phillies on Sunday, he closed proceedings out with a gem, fanning seven without walking a batter while allowing just one run on seven hits. He holds a 3.39 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and an 89/30 K/BB ratio in 111 2/3 innings and has worked his way into fantasy relevance, particularly in deeper leagues and NL-only formats.
Jul 12 - 6:52 PM

Chris Heston tossed 7 1/3 shutout innings, but the Giants weren't able to score and wound up losing to the Mets on Monday.

Heston and opposing starter Jon Niese were trading zeroes on the scoreboard. Ultimately, the Giants' bullpen couldn't hold. Heston allowed three hits, walked four, and struck out two on the evening. The right-hander owns a solid 3.51 ERA with a 1.21 WHIP and an 82/30 K/BB ratio in 105 innings on the year. He'll close out the first half with a terrific match-up as he'll face the Phillies at home.
Jul 7 - 12:40 AM

Chris Heston yielded three runs in six innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Marlins.

Heston left with a lead, but the bullpen couldn't make it stand. He struck out just one tonight, but 14 of his other 17 outs came on the ground. He's going to survive the returns of Jake Peavy and Matt Cain from the disabled list.
Jul 1 - 10:16 PM

Chris Heston racked up six strikeouts over seven innings of work on Thursday as he defeated the Padres to earn his eighth victory of the season.

The rookie right-hander allowed just two runs on five hits over his seven frames, with all of the damage coming in his final inning. The Giants will be forced to make a tough decision soon with Matt Cain coming back, but Heston has certainly pitched well enough to remain in the Giants rotation. He’ll carry a 3.73 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 79/23 K/BB ratio into Wednesday’s start against the Marlins in Miami.
Jun 25 - 7:09 PM

Chris Heston gave up three earned runs in 5 2/3 innings Friday against the Dodgers but managed to pick up his seventh win.

San Francisco's offense tallied nine runs on 12 hits to back Heston, who has struggled in two follow-up starts to his June 9 no-hitter at the Mets' Citi Field. He didn't walk a batter Friday in Los Angeles, but he recorded only one strikeout and the Dodgers offense pounded him for three doubles and four singles. Heston gets the Padres at home next.
Jun 20 - 3:24 PM

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