Andrew Heaney‘s debut as a Yankee did not go as he and the rest of the organization had planned.
The lefty got the start on Monday against the bottom of the AL East’s Baltimore Orioles, but he made them look like one of the hottest hitting teams in the league.
Heaney allowed back-to-back home runs in the third innings and followed it up with another two home runs given up in the fourth. Heaney was lucky that all four home runs were solo’s, but the newly acquired pitcher set a new record for most home runs allowed in a debut by a Yankee.
He finished the game after four innings of working, allowing six hits, the four earned home runs and no walks while striking out four in his debut.
Heaney came into the game with a 6-7 records and 5.27 ERA, so he wasn’t exactly a prize that the Yankees sniped acquiring at the deadline, but the organization felt they would be able to help Heaney move up a step.
It’s just one start and people have bad days, but this is not the way the Yankees would’ve liked to get things going for Heaney, who will play an important part in the rotation until Corey Kluber and Luis Severino are ready to return.
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