July 31, 2013 at 7:52 PM
After stringing together nearly 20 consecutive no-hit innings, left-handed pitcher Henry Owens will be promoted to Double-A Portland, according to WEEI.com's Alex Speier.
In his last start for the High-A Salem Red Sox, the 6'7" lefty saw his 19 1/3 inning hit less inning streak snapped. In 20 starts at Salem, the 21-year-old put up an 8-5 record and a 2.92 ERA in 104 2/3 innings. The fourth ranked prospect on SoxProspects.com also racked up 123 strikeouts against 53 walks all to the tune of a .180 batting average against.
Owens, who was selected in the supplemental round of the 2011 draft, has a deceptive delivery, which adds some jump to his low-90's fastball. This season, he has become more consistent with his high-70's change-up, which has become a swing-and-miss pitch. Owens also throws a low-70's curveball, which shows flashes of becoming a solid pitch.
Although Owens has exceeded his innings total from his 2012 season in Greenville, Speier reports the team feels comfortable giving him approximately five more starts in Portland.
Photo Credit: Henry Owens by Kelly O'Connor.
Luke Lavoie is a Staff Writer for SoxProspects.com. Follow him on Twitter @LukeHoCoTImes.