Andrew Heaney confirmed as Angels' Opening Day starter
Los Angeles Angels pitcher Andrew Heaney is the club's Opening Day starter, manager Joe Maddon confirmed.
Heaney will get things going for the Angels against an unnamed opponent on either July 23 or 24. It will be the first career Opening Day start for the 29-year-old left-hander. He struggled to a 4.91 ERA and 1.29 WHIP with 118 strikeouts and 30 walks over 95 1/3 innings while battling multiple injuries last season. Despite the ailments, Heaney did set a career-high with a 28.8 strikeout percentage. The delayed start to the season should only help Heaney return to form in 2020.
numberFire's models expect Heaney to twirl a 4.05 ERA and 1.31 WHIP with 63 strikeouts and 18 walks over 55 2/3 innings this season.
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