RP,SP - KC - MiLB
The Kansas City Royals have optioned pitcher Jonathan Heasley to Triple-A following a rough spring.
Heasley has been torched in Cactus League action as he's allowed 18 runs in just 9 1/3 innings including nine runs in just 2 2/3 innings in his Friday start. Heasley worked to a 5.28 ERA and a tiny 4.9% K-BB% across 21 starts with the Royals last season and will continue to build up as a starter in case the Royals need starting pitching or long relief depth early in the season.
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.
Jonathan Heasley pitched 4 2/3 innings, allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits and one walk while striking out one in Kansas City's 10-3 loss in Detroit on Thursday.
Heasley finishes September with a 2-2 record and a 4.45 ERA across five starts with the two losses marking the only times he failed to complete six innings. Heasley falls to 4-9 overall with a 5.00 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, and 66 strikeouts in 99 innings across 20 starts. Heasley will make his next and final start of 2022 on Wednesday against the Guardians in Cleveland.
Jonathan Heasley pitched six innings, allowing one run on two hits and two walks while striking out three in Kansas City’s 4-1 win against the Twins on Thursday.
Heasley registered his 7th quality start of the season and his third in four starts in September. Heasley earned his second victory of September and third win in his last five starts. Since returning to the big league club on August 23, Heasley is 3-1 with a 3.51 ERA across six starts. Heasley improves to 4-8 with a 4.87 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, and 65 strikeouts in 94 1/3 innings across 19 starts this season. Heasley’s next start is scheduled for Wednesday against the Tigers.
Jonathan Heasley pitched 6 2/3 innings, allowing zero runs on two hits and three walks while striking out five in Kansas City’s 2-1 loss to the Red Sox on Friday.
Heasley was in line for his second straight road win but had it snatched away by the Royals’ bullpen. Heasley’s three walks were part of eight issued by the Royals’ staff while allowing only three hits. Heasley remains at 3-8 with a 5.09 ERA, 1.51 WHIP, and 62 strikeouts in 88 1/3 innings across 21 starts this season. Heasley will look for his fourth win of the year in his next start on Thursday against the Twins.