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Andrew Heaney Gives Great Quotes, Wears Wrong Batting Gloves



Andrew Heaney struggled in his MLB debut with the Miami Marlins last season. This season, after a trade to the Los Angeles Angels, he is not struggling at all.

Heaney just twirled 7 and 1/3 innings against the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday and got his second straight (and career) win. He also thought wearing Mike Trout’s batting gloves to the plate in Colorado might help him.

They didn’t. He went 0-3 with two strikeouts.

No word on whether he got them autographed after the game.

What I was more intrigued by was this piece in the Orange County Register (pointed out by the Tulsa World) in which Heaney discussed his game and how he rebounded after a tough first go of it last season with Miami.

The problem was a mechanical one.

The Angels let Heaney fail for a month, as he pitched to a near-9.00 ERA. Rival scouts openly questioned what was going on with the top prospect the Angels had parted with Howie Kendrick to acquire. After another failed start in late March, Butcher finally, pointedly asked him: “Are you sure you’re that far across your body?”

The article goes on to talk about how well Heaney has developed his slider and how much he looks up to Chicago’s Chris Sale. That’s where the great quote comes in. Here’s Heaney on Sale:

“He throws the (expletive) slider from hell,” Heaney said. “I know how I feel when I’m rolling. If I go seven and get five punchouts, I feel good. I can’t imagine him. The dude’s out there going eight and striking out 15 people every game. I’m like, ‘Holy (expletive), that guy’s unbelievable.”

That quote alone makes me miss playing baseball.

Heaney has given up four earned runs in 20 innings for Los Angeles since being called up in June.

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