Monday, August 22, 2016

Henry Owens Plays Sacrificial Lamb In 10-5 Slaughter

(AP Photo)
He was yanked from his Saturday start at AAA and sent to MoTown to start in place of a still-injured Eduardo Rodriguez. Suffice it to say, Henry Owens was not up to the task. In five innings of work, the lanky lefty gave up eight earned runs en route to a 10-5 shellacking by the Detroit Tigers. Sandy 'Babe' Leon and Andrew Benintendi (his first MLB HR) were the hitting stars—each collecting two hits. But this one was  stinker almost from the start. Luckily, both the Blue Jays and Orioles lost—so Boston remains just one-half game out of first place in the AL East.