Miami Marlins’ Andrew Heaney Has Disappointing First Stint

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With all the hype surrounding Miami Marlins‘ left-handed pitching prospect Andrew Heaney, you would think he would have lived up to some of it. However, that is not the case as Heaney’s first stint with the Marlins ended Saturday after the Marlins’ win against the St. Louis Cardinals. Heaney was sent back to Triple-A New Orleans to work on things.

Miami chose not to keep Heaney in the rotation so it would not damage his confidence. Heaney did not record a win for the team in his first four starts. Saturday against the Cardinals, Heaney allowed five earned runs on eight hits including home runs to Allen Craig and Jhonny Peralta.

With his ERA ballooning to 6.53, Heaney has officially allowed five home runs in his first four starts. He has really fallen since an impressive debut against the New York Mets back on Jun. 19 when he went six innings allowing one run on four hits. Miami is hoping he regains some confidence with New Orleans in the coming weeks because there is no doubt the Marlins are going to need him if the team is going to stay in the hunt for the National League East division title.

Jacob Turner or Sam Dyson could potentially replace him in the rotation. Turner is out of options and is considered to be a long reliever while Dyson is slotted as middle relief. Turner has not been great this season allowing 41 earned runs in just 57.1 innings. Dyson has only appeared in three games for the Marlins and has yet to allow a run.

Ryan Gaydos is a columnist for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, “like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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