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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
College: East Carolina
Contract: view contract details

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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. Oct 5 - 5:38 PM

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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.
Oct 3 - 1:41 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.
Sep 27 - 7:20 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.
Sep 23 - 2:01 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.
Sep 16 - 2:25 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.
Sep 10 - 12:38 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.
Sep 5 - 12:41 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.
Sep 3 - 7:00 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.
Aug 30 - 7:15 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.
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

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3Andrew Susac
4Trevor Brown
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Matt Duffy
LF1Jarrett Parker
2Kyle Blanks
CF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
RF1Hunter Pence
2Mac Williamson
Starting Pitcher
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Jake Peavy
3Chris Heston
4Matt Cain
5Clayton Blackburn
6Ty Blach
7Kyle Crick
8Adalberto Mejia
9Chris Stratton
Relief Pitcher
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Javier Lopez
4Hunter Strickland
5George Kontos
6Yusmeiro Petit
7Ian Gardeck
8Steven Okert
9Jacob Smith
10Josh Osich
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