Prospect Henry Owens having stellar season
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2013) Red Sox left-handed pitching prospect Henry Owens is in the midst of a stellar season with Class A Salem, MLB.com reports Monday. Boston's No. 4 prospect did not give up a hit in back-to-back performances heading into Sunday's start.
Owens didn't go three straight without giving up a hit, but he did throw seven shutout innings before running into trouble in the eighth. He allowed four runs in the frame and ultimately took the loss. That said, it was his first time in his career pitching into the eighth.
The No. 57-ranked prospect in all of baseball, according to MLB.com, has 123 strikeouts over 104 2/3 innings pitched this season to lead the Carolina League. He also has a 2.92 ERA.