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Heaters Abroad: Edition 18
Who is riding a hitting streak? Who has hit almost half of their team's homers? Find out in Edition 18 of Heaters Abroad!
08/07/2018 4:56 AM ET
 (Twins Honkbal)

Peter Moylan (Atlanta Braves, MLB)

Just three games after returning to action following a forearm strain, Moylan picked up the exact same injury - leaving himself on the 10 Day Disabled List for the second time in the space of a month. 

Mychal Givens (Baltimore Orioles, MLB)

Following Baltimore's decisions to trade relievers Zach Britton, Darren O'Day and Brad Branch, Givens is in line to be the team's closer moving forward. In his first opportunity in his new role, the 28-year-old shone, recording a four-out save to help the Orioles down the Texas Rangers 9-6 for his second save of the season.

Warwick Saupold (Toledo Mud Hens, AAA)

In two outings this week, Wazza gave up one earned run in three innings whilst striking out a pair of batters. The 28-year-old has conceded just one run in his last 5.2 innings to bring his season ERA down to 5.91.

Liam Hendriks (Nashville Sounds, AAA)

Hendriks kept his scoreless streak going with another strong week. The former ABL Rookie of the Year pitched a further 2.1 scoreless frames, bringing his streak to an impressive 10.1 innings. His ERA sits at 4.02 through 14 games.

Mike Ohlman (Pawtucket Red Sox, AAA)

In two games this week, Ohlman went 1-7 with a run and an RBI to snap out of a 0-16 slump. The catcher is hitting .207 on the year.

Mike Brosseau (Montgomery Biscuits, AA)

After snapping a 0-16 slump of his own, Brosseau went 6-20 with four RBIs and four stolen bases this week. The 24-year-old's last 10 hits have all been singles and is hitting .239 on the season.

Jake Fraley (Charlotte Stone Crabs, A+)

Despite going hitless this past week, Fraley still owns an impressive .338 batting average - second on the team behind Nathaniel Lowe (.356). 

Ulrich Bojarski (Gulf Coast League Tigers, Rookie)

It was another tough week at the plate for Bojarski, as the 19-year-old went 2-10 with a couple of RBIs and walks. The outfielder is hitting .179 in Rookie Ball this year.

Robbie Glendinning (West Virginia Power, A+)

A 3-17 week saw Glendinning's average dip from .333 to .280. The 22-year-old is yet to make a fielding error from second base or third base during his 15 game stint in A+.

Jess Williams & Alex Hall (AZL Brewers, Rookie)

The rise of Williams and Hall over the last twelve months has been fantastic for the strength of WA baseball - and the pair have continued to hit well in the U.S. After putting up a 4-12 week, Williams is now hitting .303 on the year, while Hall is hitting .274 after recording his first triple of the season.

Jake Baker (Gulf Coast League Tigers, Rookie)

Now we all know the gas that Baker can throw, and the 20-year-old showed off all of his skills in his single outing of the week, striking out seven batters over 3.0 scoreless innings against the Yankees GCL side. The appearance brought his scoreless streak to three games.

*Injured: Zac Law, Garrett Whitley, Joey Wong, Alex Burg


Alex Boshers (Winnipeg Goldeyes)

Despite pitching six strong innings - giving up just two runs, Boshers was tagged with his eighth loss of the season against Cleburne. The 27-year-old has thrown six quality starts in his last eight outings, but a lack of run support has seen him win just one of those contests.

Dylan Thompson (Sioux Falls Canaries)

For the fifth time in six games, Thompson was tagged with a loss after giving up five runs in 5.2 innings against St. Paul. The starting pitcher failed to strike out any of the 27 batters he faced and owns a 5.70 ERA on the year. 

Mike Hart (Sioux Falls Canaries)

In the midst of a 12-game hitting streak, Hart raised his average to .288 after going 10-28 this past week. The catcher/outfielder hit a homer and recorded five RBIs during the stretch.

Joe Van Meter (York Revolution)

Having pitched four scoreless outings in a row, Van Meter saw his perfect record snapped during an August 3 meeting with Southern Maryland. The 29-year-old owns a 4.63 this season.

Kyle Simon (New Britain Bees) 

In two starts this week, Simon gave up 14 earned runs across 11.1 innings. Despite this, the 198cm starting pitcher recorded a win and a no-decision in that stretch but saw his ERA rise almost a run to 3.88.


Sam Kennelly (Twins Honkbal, Netherlands)

Since returning from his mid-season break, Kennelly has been on fire - going 8-24 at the plate with three homers and four RBIs in six games. The 22-year-old has hit five of Honkbal's 11 homers this season.

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