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Heaters Abroad: Edition Six
Who collected their first MLB save? Who is riding a 9-game hitting streak? Find out in Edition Six of Heaters Abroad!
05/16/2018 1:29 AM ET
Kyle Simon in action for the New Britain Bees
Kyle Simon in action for the New Britain Bees (Wesley Bunnell)

Warwick Saupold (Detroit Tigers, MLB)

Wazza (1-1) celebrated two years in the MLB this week, continuing his strong form on the mound.

After giving up a tough walk-off home run against the Texas Rangers last Wednesday, Saupold bounced back with 3.1 scoreless frames across three outings, including 1.2 innings in front of his Mum, Deanne on Mother's Day.

The 28-year-old is loving May - pitching to a 1.17 ERA in seven games.

Peter Moylan (Atlanta Braves, MLB)

After surrendering two earned runs in just 0.1 innings against the Tampa Bay Rays last Wednesday, Moylan (0-0) has responded well, pitching 1.1 scoreless frames in his last two games.

Despite his monthly ERA of 4.50, the 29-year-old owns a 3.38 ERA on the season.

Mychal Givens (Baltimore Orioles, MLB)

In his 174th MLB appearance, Givens (0-0) earned his first career save - recording the final five outs in a 6-3 win over the Rays on Saturday.

After a slow start to the year, Givens owns a 1.13 ERA in May, and has conceded just one earned run in his last 14 innings.

Liam Hendriks (Oakland Athletics, MLB)

Having been sidelined on the Disabled List (DL) with a groin injury for the past month, Hendriks looks likely to return to mound throwing this week ahead of a possible activation on May 22.

Mike Ohlman (Pawtucket Red Sox, AAA)

After a huge offensive showing last week, Ohlman has appeared in just two games this week, going a combined 0-5 at the plate.

His season average has dropped 29 points to .260, although he did draw four walks in those two games.

Alex Burg (Oklahoma City Dodgers, AAA)

Since our last edition, Burg has started just one game, while appearing in a further two games as a pinch hitter, going 1-6 to drop his season average to .258.

Mike Brosseau (Montgomery Biscuits, AA)

After hitting home runs in three straight games a fortnight ago, Brosseau has slowed down this past week, going 2-19 with a run, RBI and stolen base.

The 24-year-old is now hitting .223 in 32 games.

Correlle Prime (Frisco RoughRaiders, AA)

In three appearances this week, Prime is 1-8 with a double and an RBI as his season average has slipped nine points to .216.

Zac Law (Bowling Green Hot Rods, A)

Currently riding a nine-game hitting streak, Law is now hitting .333 after going 4-12 with three RBIs.

As well as his impressive hitting streak, Law recorded RBIs in seven straight games before that record was broken in a game against Great Lake Loons on Monday.

 

INDEPENDENT BALL:

Alex Boshers (Southern Maryland Blue Crabs/Winnipeg Goldeyes)

Boshers will be hoping a change of teams brings a change of fortunes after being traded from the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs to the Winnipeg Goldeyes last week.

Tagged with two losses and a 9.90 ERA through his first two starts with the Blue Crabs, Boshers has been named in the Goldeyes' Opening Day Roster for Friday's series against the Cleburne Railroaders.

He will team up with former Heat pitcher Edwin Carl.

Joey Wong (Southern Maryland Blue Crabs)

Despite losing his Heat buddy in Boshers to the trade mentioned above, Wong had a nice week, going 7-19 with an RBI to improve his season average to .267.

The former Seattle Mariners prospect has split time between second base and his favoured shortstop position while batting in the two hole.

Joe Van Meter (York Revolution, Independent)

Van Meter (1-0) appeared in just the one game this past week, giving up a run in an inning of work against the Blue Crabs.

The Heat 2017/18 late-season import now owns a 3.18 ERA across four outings.

Kyle Simon (New Britain Bees, Independent)

After a strong start last week where he gave up just on run in six innings, Simon (2-1), produced another dominant start - pitching five scoreless frames on Tuesday to collect his second win of the season and lower his ERA to 3.38. 

OVERSEAS:

Sam Kennelly (Twins Honkbal, Netherlands)

We have a breakthrough, and thanks to Twins Honkbal have been able to gather some statistics from Kennelly's time in the Netherlands.

Through nine games, the 22-year-old is hitting .225 with a home run and six RBIs, including going 2-14 with three RBIs this week.

Stay tuned for more updates next week!

This story was not subject to the approval of the Australian Baseball League or its clubs.