Jonathan Heasley pitched five innings, allowing six runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out four in Kansas City’s 9-2 loss to the Guardians on Wednesday.
Heasley, like most Royals starters this season, pitched better than his record and numbers would indicate. The offense just didn’t have the lead firepower to overcome a lot of deficits and when they did it was long after the starters had exited. Heasley spent time up and down between Kansas City and Triple-A Omaha and his status for next season is up in the air with a new coaching staff coming in. Heasley finishes the regular season 4-10 with a 5.28 ERA, 1.49 WHIP, and 70 strikeouts in 104 innings across 21 starts.