5/28/2014-Three pitchers from the 2013 edition of the Trinidad Triggers are setting the world on fire in "higher" leagues this year. Anthony Smith is pitching for the defending Frontier League champion, Schaumburg Boomers, while Nick Mutz and Eric Yardley are with the San Diego Padres Class A affiliate in Fort Wayne, Indiana. All three are sporting superlative statistics, even better than they had in the Pecos League. While this may be a surprise to many, followers of the Triggers know that it is the "norm" for Triggers pitchers who are promoted to higher leagues, a reflection of the difficulty encountered by pitchers in the hitter-friendly Pecos League, where the fields are at high elevations and often small. At Schaumburg, Smith is being used as a reliever and has been perfect so far, not yielding a single earned run. At Fort Wayne, Mutz is a closer and has an ERA of 1.54, with 21 strikeouts and 7 bases on balls. Yardley, who joined Fort Wayne after an extended Spring Training, has an ERA of 1.35, with 15 strikeouts and 4 walks. His WHIP (Walks and Hits per Innings Pitched) is below one (0.975), which is a fabulous statistic. "Each of these guys was a big contributor to our success in 2013, and we are extremely proud of all of them," commented Triggers Manager, JD Droddy. "I fully expect each of them to continue to move up the ranks of professional baseball and perhaps one of them will become the first Pecos League player to reach the Major Leagues."