Friday, May 9, 2014

Henry Owens Has 'Near No-No' For Portland

 (Steve Mitchell/USA Today photo)
Boston's top pitching prospect Henry Owens nearly threw his second no-hitter of the year last night for the AA Portland Seadogs. The tall lefty hurled seven no-hit frames before giving up a hit in the eighth. He finished with 7 2/3 innings, striking out six and giving up two runs on one hit. In his first start of 2014, Owens pitched a rain-shortened, six-inning no-hitter against Reading. ranks Owens as the 28th best prospect in all of baseball. Owens is now 4-2, with a 3.61 ERA this season.