Heston knows about pitching a no-hitter as a rookie

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Pitching a no-hitter as a rookie can be a blessing and a curse. The feat can give you lots of confidence, yet some fans think you should do something similar in every start thereafter. The San Francisco Giants' Chris Heston got a taste of stardom on June 9, 2015, when he became the 22nd rookie since 1900 to throw a no-hitter. That he did it in New York...
Via Associated Press
February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Chris Heston is Latest Pitching Success for San Francisco Giants

SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 21: Chris Heston #53 of the San Francisco Giants pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park July 21, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) In the Giants’ 9-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night, right-hander Chris Heston carried a no-hitter for six innings in what...
Via The Sports Journal
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Heston Is the Giants’ Latest Find

Chris Heston was listed on only two of the six major preseason prospect reports. John Sickels listed him in his “Others” section at the end of his top-20 list, and FanGraphs’ own Kiley McDaniel placed Heston 14th on his list. Kiley called him an “inventory starter” but did allow for some potential as well. Here […]
Via Fangraphs
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: what made Heston’s no-no so special

Chris Heston who? For San Francisco Giant fans they know all to well about the rookie pitcher. During spring training, Chris Heston got an invite to join the team and try to make the 40-man roster. Chris Heston is not the first pitching prospect that you would think that the San Francisco Giants would give an invite to. Some fans were hoping to see 2014 first round draft pick Tyler...
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Rookie Chris Heston Throws 2015’s First No-Hitter

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Chris Heston, center right, celebrates with teammates after he threw a no-hitter against the New York Mets in a baseball game Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in New York. The Giants won 5-0. (Mandatory Credit: AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) For the fourth year in a row, a San Fransisco Giants starting pitcher has thrown a no-hitter. This time it was rookie...
Via The Sports Journal
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants congratulate Heston on no-hitter, blow it with typo

Chris Heston was surely riding high Tuesday night after throwing his first career no-hitter, but the San Francisco Giants served a reminder there was still someone greater. Moments after Heston had completed blanking the New York Mets with 11 strikeouts, the Giants’ official Twitter account posted a tweet calling him "Christ" instead of Chris. That’s right, “Christ” Heston...
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants starter Chris Heston no-hits the Mets

On Tuesday night, Giants starter Chris Heston threw the first no-hitter of the 2015 season, blanking the Mets 5-0 at Citi Field. The 27-year old rookie had a 4.29 ERA on the season coming into the start, but was dominant against New York. In his start, Heston struck out 11 and walked none, tacking on 14 ground ball outs to his dominance. The only part of Heston’s night that wasn’t...
Via The Outside Corner
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants pitcher Chris Heston throws no-hitter against Mets

By Vincent Frank It wasn’t Matt Cain. It wasn’t Tim Lincecum. It wasn’t 2014 World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner. Instead, little-known San Francisco Giants starter Chris Heston made history Tuesday night against the Mets in New York. Chris Heston. History. #DomiNoNo — MLB (@MLB) June 10, 2015   The 27-year-old starter threw a 11-strikeout...
Via Sportsnaut
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Heston, the San Francisco Giants’ Killer of Right-Handed Hitters

San Francisco Giants’ Chris Heston works against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 2, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) It’s hard for any pitcher to get due recognition on a staff that includes all-world ace Madison Bumgarner in addition to established veterans like Tim Hudson and Tim Lincecum. But the Giants’ 27-year...
Via The Sports Journal
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants Pitcher Chris Heston faces his first career appearance against the Mets

Giants Chris Heston #53 pitches in the first inning against the Pittsburg Pirates at AT&T Park on June 2 (Mandatory Credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Chris Heston has an opportunity to amend consistency on the pitchers mound as the Giants face off against the New York Mets on Tuesday, June 9 at Citi Field. The right-hander rookie will enter his first career appearance against...
Via The Sports Journal
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

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