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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 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

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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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Andrew Susac
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Joaquin Arias
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Matt Duffy
LF1Nori Aoki
2Travis Ishikawa
CF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
RF1Hunter Pence
2Justin Maxwell
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Tim Hudson
4Jake Peavy
5Tim Lincecum
6Ryan Vogelsong
7Chris Heston
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6George Kontos
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Hunter Strickland
9Michael Broadway