Marlins Way: Heaney Impresses Despite Loss

Jun 19, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Andrew Heaney (25) stands on the pitching mound during the fifth inning against the New York Mets at Marlins Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

A little more than two years ago, Andrew Heaney signed with the Marlins after being drafted No. 9 overall. Last night, the lefty turned in a commendable outing of six one-run innings in his Major League debut.  Heaney and the Marlins (36-36) took the 1-0 loss to the Mets (33-40) as Zach Wheeler slashed through the Marlins lineup, racking up eight strikeouts in a complete game shutout.

Marlins’ Andrew Heaney pitches well but takes loss in debut | Palm Beach Post

Here’s the Palm Beach Post’s game story on Heaney’s debut.

“You don’t know how you’re going to react the first few innings,” said Heaney, who admitted to being nervous when he was dropped off at the park by his wife.

“I was just kind of a little antsy, getting quick to the plate. I had to tell myself to calm down and just trust myself.”

If not Kolek, Marlins coveted Aiken | Fish Pond

Now that the 2014 draft is a safe distance behind us, the Marlins shared some insight to their draft process. Miami took Tyler Kolek No. 2 overall, and say he was the top guy on their draft board. Had Houston drafted Kolek, Brady Aiken was their next guy.

The article also confirms rumors that signability was a major factor when considering North Carlina State’s Carlos Rondon. Rondon is advised by Scott Boras and has yet to sign with the Chicago White Sox, who drafted him No. 3.

Saltalamacchia back, eager to see Heaney he caught this spring — and he’s sticking with his hockey mask | Miami Herald

Jarrod Saltalamacchia also returned to the Marlins lineup yesterday, striking out twice and whacking one of Miami’s three hits on the night. Saltalamacchia had been on the disabled list since May 31 after suffering a concussion on a foul ball that hit his catcher’s mask.

Miami Marlins: Play-by-play man Dave Van Horne head to Canadian HOF | Sun-Sentinel

Current Marlins’ radio play-by-play man Dave Van Horne is being inducted to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. Van Horne was the voice of the Montreal Expos from 1969 through 2000, and joined the Marlins radio crew in 2001.

Here at Marlin Maniac:

Wheeler Out-Shines Heaney in Debut

Here’s Miller Lepree’s game story on Andrew Heaney’s debut. The Marlins lost 1-0 thanks to Zach Wheeler’s impressive complete game shutout and David Wright’s solo shot in the first inning.

Series Preview: New York Mets vs Miami Marlins (June 19-22)

Ehsan Kassim thoroughly previews the matchups, narratives and keys to the four-game series against the New York Mets.