Andrew Heaney makes his much anticipated debut tonight against the Mets! Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

LIVE BLOG: Join us for Andrew Heaney's First Start!


It is the moment that diehard Marlins’ fans have been waiting for since the 2012 MLB draft. The 9th overall selection that June night was Andrew Heaney, a left hander from Oklahoma State. He was polished and had a great upside. Some even believed that he had the stuff to pitch in the majors that year. Miami chose the more traditional route, moving Andrew through A and AA, not rushing the prized young player.

This year there has been no denying that Heaney is ready for the spotlight. He has been eviscerating hitters in both AA and AAA, showing off a great fastball and a ridiculous curve. Tonight, the Marlins will get to see first hand just how talented this kid is. I am not saying that he is going to go out and throw a no-hitter (although I wouldn’t be so sure that he isn’t going to flirt with one), but I do believe he will demonstrate advanced pitching for a rookie making his first start. I also believe that at this moment he is the best pitcher in the Marlins rotation. Even better than Nathan Eovaldi.

This post will serve as an opportunity for you to join us as we watch the game and give updates to Heaney’s evening. Let us know what you think of his pitching in the comments below. We will be sure to let you know exactly what we are thinking as we get to watch one of the Marlins best pitchers for years to come!

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  • Chris Logel

    Hey everybody! I hope you are as excited as we are to watch the top lefty prospect in baseball make his first professional start!

  • Chris Logel

    Strike!

  • Chris Logel

    That was a heck of a catch in the first base stands!

  • Chris Logel

    We get to see how good Heaney’s pick off move is. It is solid.

  • Chris Logel

    double play!
    great pitch

  • Chris Logel

    Heaney vs. Wright

  • Chris Logel

    Heaney loses that battle

  • Miller Lepree

    david wirght just said welcome to the show….

  • Chris Logel

    Wright homers to left center

  • Chris Logel

    Yeah he did

  • Chris Logel

    I wish he had gotten the call on the pitch before though. It looked pretty good.

  • Chris Logel

    I like the speed that he works

  • Chris Logel

    Heaney finishes his first inning but gives up a solo home run. Mets lead 1-0

  • Miller Lepree

    hopefully he can calm down and go to work next inning

  • Chris Logel

    Now we just need to treat Wheeler like the bum he is. He has been dominating us recently.

    • Miller Lepree

      that first inning wasnt pretty

  • Chris Logel

    awesome…

  • Miller Lepree

    Heaney cant serve up that 91 mile an hour fast ball in the big leagues like he did in the minors

  • Chris Logel

    Heaney with his first strikeout!

  • Chris Logel

    6 pitches and Wheeler is done in the 2nd inning. Heaney up again.

  • Chris Logel

    Heaney’s pitch count is getting too high.

  • Miller Lepree

    way too many 3 ball counts

  • Chris Logel

    Yeah, he doesn’t look comfortable. May have some rust since it has ben a week and half since his last start.

  • Miller Lepree

    mcgehee with the nice spear

  • Chris Logel

    Another solid play by him. Might not have much range but at least he is consistent.

  • Chris Logel

    60 pitches through 3, he might not make it past 5

  • Chris Logel

    Could use a Salty home run right here.

  • Miller Lepree

    lets see if he can swing the bat

  • Chris Logel

    He isn’t getting any help from his teammates.

  • Chris Logel

    Not a terrible swing. At least he is taking hacks.

  • Chris Logel

    Ran pretty well also

  • Chris Logel

    Atta boy Heaney!

  • Chris Logel

    I have a good feeling about this inning for the Marlins bats

  • Chris Logel

    Eric Young falls down making the catch, literally falls backwards on his butt…

  • Chris Logel

    Wheeler is nasty tonight.

  • Chris Logel

    Stanton with his second strikeout.

  • Chris Logel

    It looks like Heaney is going to have to keep us close until we get to the bullpen if we are going to have a chance at this one.

  • Miller Lepree

    seems to be settling down

  • Chris Logel

    Leadoff hitter on!

  • Chris Logel

    Jones strikes out looking. Umpire misses the call. He hasn’t been very good tonight.

  • Chris Logel

    Ozuna grounds into a double play

  • Miller Lepree

    offense is cold right now, last 2 games have been horrible

  • Chris Logel

    Making Wheeler look like Clayton Kershaw tonight.

  • Chris Logel

    Great play by Hech there…

  • Chris Logel

    Nice turn by Hech and Furcal

  • Chris Logel

    Drew…I think I like that.

  • Miller Lepree

    did hech just ground into a double play? get outa town!

  • Chris Logel

    Shocker…

  • Chris Logel

    Heaney going 6 innings and only allowing 1 run is a pretty good debut. To bad the offense failed him.

  • Chris Logel

    how was that not a strike?

  • Chris Logel

    middle of 7th…got to get some runs.

  • Chris Logel

    Stanton has looked rough tonight

  • Chris Logel

    not the guy you want to walk to lead off the inning.

  • Chris Logel

    Solid play by Marisnick on the double play

  • Chris Logel

    The umpire just double clutched on that call. He was right though.

  • Chris Logel

    Nice couple of innings for Morris. I hated the trade at the time but he is proving me wrong.

  • Miller Lepree

    Sory casey, with two strikes you gotta swing at that

  • Chris Logel

    Offense is anemic tonight.

  • Chris Logel

    Kevin Gregg in the game…

  • Miller Lepree

    gregg time wooooo hahah

  • Miller Lepree

    unleash the Gregg!

  • Chris Logel

    Last chance…

  • Miller Lepree

    cmon

  • Miller Lepree

    yes reed! get it goin!

  • Chris Logel

    Still life…

  • Miller Lepree

    Wish we had dietrich in this situation…

  • Miller Lepree

    ballgame.

  • Chris Logel

    Furcal gets the out. Thats the ball game. Great job by Heaney tonight