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2019 Heaters Abroad: Edition 6
05/15/2019 2:28 AM ET

Join us for the sixth edition of Heaters abroad! 

Major League Baseball

Oakland Athletics pitcher Liam Hendriks is yet to concede a run this month as his perfect May continued. The right-hander threw 5.1 scoreless frames this past week, striking out six batters as he lowered his season ERA to 1.46.

There must be something in the water at the moment…Baltimore Orioles reliever Mychal Givens has also produced a perfect May to date - pitching 6.2 scoreless innings across five outings. The former Heat infielder's season ERA now sits at an impressive 2.89 - a far cry from the 6.35 it was a month ago. 

Minor League Baseball

Pete Kozma scored a pair of runs and recorded one base hit across a pair of games for the Toledo Mud Hens (AAA Detroit Tigers) this week. The World Series Champion is hitting .294 on the season. 

Durham Bulls' (AAA Tampa Bay Rays) slugger Mike Brosseau just continues to hit! The 25-year-old smashed three home runs this past week and drove in seven runs across six games to increase his season average to .310. 

Tristan Gray drove in three runs and scored three more for the Montgomery Biscuits (AA Tampa Bay Rays). The 23-year-old also drew four walks but saw his batting average dip to .213.

After hitting safely in five of six games this week, Arkansas Travelers (AA Seattle Mariners) outfielder Jake Fraley saw his season average increase to .304. The 23-year-old drove in four runs and stole a base at the top of the order. 

Chris Clare returned to action for the Bowie Baysox (AA Baltimore Orioles) this week - going 0-3 with a walk against Akron. Playing in his first game in four weeks, Clare manned second base, playing a key role as the Baysox won 2-0. 

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Reigning ABL Rookie of the Year, Robbie Glendinning's homered and drove in three runs as his strong form continued for the Bradenton Marauders (A Pittsburgh Pirates). The 23-year-old is hitting .361 on the season. 

Carl Chester hit his first home run of the month for the Charlotte Stone Crabs' (A+ Tampa Bay Rays) this week. The outfielder is riding a six-game hitting streak and owns a .250 average on the year. 

Chester wasn't the only Heater to homer for the Charlotte Stone Crabs (A+ Tampa Bay Rays) this week with Garrett Whitley clearing the fence in the same game. After a slow start to the year, the 22-year-old is hitting .234. 

Chris Betts compiled his most consistent week of the season, going 6-18 for the Bowling Green Hot Rods (A Tampa Bay Rays). The 2015 2nd Round Pick is hitting .228 on the season. 

After taking the world by storm last week, West Michigan Whitecaps (A Detroit Tigers) young-gun Ulrich Bojarski continued his hot form at the plate - hitting safely in four of his six games whilst driving in a run. The 20-year-old is hitting .308 on the year. 

Korean Baseball Organisation

On the back of six shutout innings, Warwick Saupold claimed his second win of the season for the Hanwha Eagles this week. The right-hander struck out three batters and gave up just five hits to lower his season ERA to 4.53. The starting pitcher has given up just one run across his past 13 frames. 

Dutch League

Nick Veale earned his third win of the season for Twins (Hoofdklasse Honkbal) this week. The Melbourne-native struck out four batters and gave up just one earned run across five innings in a 12-5 win over De Slotbosse Toren and now owns a 4.00 ERA. 



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