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Heaters Abroad: Edition Eight
Who is set to return to the mound? Who hit a home run in their first at-bat with a new team? Find out in Edition Eight of Heaters Abroad!
05/30/2018 2:30 AM ET
Peter Moylan in action for the Atlanta Braves this week
Peter Moylan in action for the Atlanta Braves this week (Zimbio)

Warwick Saupold (Detroit Tigers, MLB)

When the only run you've given up in a week is a solo shot to Mike Trout, we feel you can be let off the hook. In 2.1 innings, Wazza (2-1) has given up three hits whilst striking out two batters.

The 28-year-old still has an ERA of 2.13 in May and is becoming one of the more trusted members of the Detroit bullpen.

Peter Moylan (Atlanta Braves, MLB)

Like Wazza, Moylan has also appeared in three outings this week, giving up a run in three innings of work. The 39-year-old holds an impressive 2.95 ERA across the season, with batters hitting just .233 against him this month.

Mychal Givens (Baltimore Orioles, MLB)

After having his streak of 11.2 scoreless innings broken last week, Givens (0-1) bounced back with 1.1 scoreless frames this week. Although his 3.58 ERA is nowhere near where he would like it to be, his 2.57 ERA this month is a positive sign the Orioles reliever is back to his best on the mound.

Liam Hendriks (Oakland Athletics, MLB/Nashville Sound, AAA)

Having been on the Disabled List since April 14, Hendriks will report to AAA Nashville Sound for his first rehab assignment. Reports from Oakland Beat Writer Susan Slusser say the former Heat pitcher should return to the big leagues within the first two weeks of June.

Mike Ohlman (Pawtucket Red Sox, AAA)

A 1-8 week doesn't view for pretty reading for Olhman. The former Heat catcher is hitting just .129 in his last ten games and has seen his average drop to .214.

Alex Burg (Oklahoma City Dodgers, AAA)

Unfortunately, Burg remains on the Disabled List for the Oklahoma City Dodgers with no estimated return date. The catcher hasn't appeared in a game since May 14.

Mike Brosseau (Montgomery Biscuits, AA)

In the past week, the Indiana-Man has gone 3-13 at the plate with two doubles and two runs scored. The 24-year-old also swiped three bags and was intentionally walked once.

Joey Wong (Binghamton Rumble Ponies, AA)

There's no better way to introduce yourself to your new team than to hit a home run in your first at-bat. Well, that's exactly what Wong did in his Rumble Ponies debut. The former Heat shortstop backed it up with a 2-4 showing the very next day but has found life tougher since then as he is in the midst of a 0-11 streak.

Correlle Prime (Frisco RoughRaiders, AA)

In five games this week, Prime is 4-17 with a homer and two RBIs. He is now hitting .234 on the season in 37 games.

Zac Law (Charlotte Stone Crabs A+)

After being promoted to High A last week, Law has broken out in a big way in his last two games. After going 0-2 in his debut last week, the 21-year-old catcher had three days off before going 1-2 on Saturday. He then went 3-5 with a run on Tuesday. Despite missing out on a go-ahead RBI opportunity in the 10th inning of Tuesday's game, Law is hitting .444 in his new home.

 

INDEPENDENT BALL:

Alex Boshers (Winnipeg Goldeyes)

Boshers (0-2) was tagged with his second loss of Winnipeg's season after giving up two earned runs in five innings against the Lincoln Saltdogs on Saturday. The Tennessee native struck out three batters whilst walking five. He now has a 0-4 record in five games with the Goldeyes and Bluecrabs.

Dylan Thompson (Sioux Falls Canaries)

After a dominant season debut last week, Thompson (1-1) was rocked in his second start - surrendering 13 earned runs in 4.2 innings despite punching out six batters. The 25-year-old's ERA has now ballooned out to an ugly 11.91.

Mike Hart (Sioux Falls Canaries/Lincoln Saltdogs)

2018 has been a bit of a merry-go-round for Hart. After starting the year playing for the Rockingham Rams, the 23-year-old catcher was drafted into the Heat set-up for the final few rounds of the season. Since returning to the U.S. Hart has had stints with the Canaries during Spring Training, before signing with the Saltdogs only to return to the Canaries last week. In nine games this season, the utility is hitting .261 with four runs scored.

Joe Van Meter (York Revolution)

In two scoreless outings this past week, Van Meter (1-0) has dropped his season ERA to 2.16 and is regarded as one of the go-to guys out of the York bullpen.

Kyle Simon (New Britain Bees)

Despite throwing seven strong innings, giving up three runs and striking out seven, Simon (2-2) was handed the loss Friday against the Sugar Land Skeeters. The 198cm starter now owns a 3.30 ERA this season.

Nick Kennedy (Rockland Boulders)

Kennedy (0-1) might just be returning to the form which saw him guide the Wanneroo Giants to the State League Grand Final, pitching four scoreless innings in relief for the Boulders this week. His season ERA is now down to 4.50.

EUROPE:

Sam Kennelly (Twins Honkbal, Netherlands)

Kennelly played in all three of the Twins' games this week, going 3-11 with three runs scored and an RBI. The 22-year-old is now hitting .258 with two home runs and 10 RBIs in 15 games hitting in the three-hole.

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