Rudy Owens started this Sunday for the Indianapolis Indians. Owens bursted onto the prospect scene following his 2009 season when he won his first of two Minor League Pitcher of the Year Awards. He is now starting his 2nd season in AAA and is was ranked the organization’s #13 prospect heading into this season.
Owens was extremely impressive on Sunday as he pitched seven scoreless innings. He gave up just two hits and struck out five while not walking a batter.
I’ll start off showing all of his strikeouts followed by an inning by inning breakdown. All of Owens’ strikeouts can be found here:
Owens had a 1-2-3 first inning with a strikeout and two ground outs.
In the 2nd inning, Owens gave up a lead off single but that was all. Something happened to the video of third batter and it didn’t upload, but it was a fly out.
In the 3rd inning, Owens hit the lead off batter but settled down to retire the next three.
In the 4th, Owens retired the side 1-2-3.
In the 5th, Owens started the inning off with a ground out, then allowed a single. He followed that by inducing a 6-4-3 double play.
In the 6th inning, Owens gave up a single to lead the inning off. Matt Hague then allowed the next hitter to reach on an error. After a failed sacrifice bunt, Owens struck out the next two batters.
In the 7th, Owens retired the side 1-2-3 to finish off his outing.