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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Chris Heston struggled in Sunday's loss to the Diamondbacks, walking four and allowing three runs on seven hits over five innings.

Heston was coming off an 11-strikeout, no-hit effort against the Mets, but his performance against the Diamondbacks on Sunday wasn't nearly as shiny. He did strike out six, but he also walked four while allowing Arizona to rack up seven hits for three runs in his five innings of work. The loss dropped Heston to 6-5 and he now holds a 3.76 ERA and 1.25 WHIP. A road showdown with the rival Dodgers is up next on his schedule.
Jun 14 - 7:15 PM

Chris Heston threw a no-hitter against the Mets on Tuesday, striking out 11 in the dominant 5-0 win.

It actually would have gone down as a perfect game if Heston hadn't hit three batters, but it was still an incredible showing from the 27-year-old. It has been a Jekyll and Hyde act from Heston in recent games, but his good starts have been really good -- he shut out the Braves over 7 1/3 innings in the start before last, and he threw a two-hit complete game against the Astros in early May. With Tuesday's historic performance, the 17th no-hitter in Giants history, Heston moved to 6-4 with a 3.77 ERA and 1.19 WHIP on the year. He'll hope to avoid another Mr. Hyde showing Sunday against the Diamondbacks.
Jun 9 - 9:44 PM

Chris Heston took his fourth loss of the year on Tuesday, serving up five runs in 3 2/3 innings to the Pirates.

Heston allowed a ton of base runners: seven on hits and three on walks. He did strike out six, but it wasn't enough to limit the damage. Heston has been an enigma, looking brilliant at times and looking incredibly hittable at others. He now has a 4.29 ERA, a 1.35 WHIP, and a 55/18 K/BB ratio over 65 innings. Heston will make a road start against the Mets next. He's a decent streaming option for those who can afford the risk.
Jun 3 - 1:40 AM

Chris Heston fired 7 1/3 shutout innings, striking out six, in Thursday's 7-0 triumph over the Braves.

He scattered four hits and walked one. After giving up five runs or more in three of his last four starts (and four of his past six), tonight's performance was an encouraging sign indeed. Still, it's difficult to get overly excited here: In 10 starts, Heston has been bombed four times and allowed one earned run or fewer in the other six. It adds up to a decent 3.82 ERA, but NL-only owners are playing roulette when they roll him out.
May 29 - 1:27 AM

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

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

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