Rudy Owens 7/29/10 Video Recap

On July 29th, I saw Rudy Owens pitch for the first time during the 2010 season.  I saw Owens pitch several times in 2009, and a few of those outings can be seen in the video recaps section of the site. Owens was spectacular this time around, with excellent control and command of his pitches, pitching six innings, and allowing two runs on three hits, with one walk and nine strikeouts.  Owens carried a no-hitter in to the fifth inning,...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/4/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis was off today. ALTOONA CURVE (AA) Altoona beat Akron 5-1.  Rudy Owens pitched six innings, allowing a run on one hit, with no walks and four strikeouts.  Tom Boleska pitched three shutout innings, allowing a walk and a hit, and striking out two. Chase d’Arnaud went 3-for-4 with a run and a stolen base.  Andrew Lambo went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run.  Matt Hague went 2-for-5 with a run...

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Four Run 5th Inning Too Much For Altoona

Last night the Altoona Curve got a great start from Rudy Owens, but ended up losing a low scoring game thanks to a few bad breaks.  The first three innings of tonight’s game looked like a repeat of last night, with Altoona starter Tony Watson getting off to a strong start.  Watson retired the first nine batters he faced, with four strikeouts, and only one ball leaving the infield, a shallow pop out to left field. Altoona got on...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/29/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) GAME STORY Indianapolis beat Syracuse 4-1.  Jeremy Powell pitched 8.2 innings, allowing one run on seven hits, with two walks and seven strikeouts.  Justin Thomas got the final out of the game for the save. Jim Negrych went 2-for-3 with a double, a triple, and two RBIs.  Brian Friday went 1-for-3 with two runs and two walks, plus a stolen base.  Doug Bernier went 1-for-2 with two walks, a run, and an RBI....

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Owens, Curve Catch Some Bad Breaks

You always hear the expression “he only threw one bad pitch” when a pitcher throws an excellent game, with his only blemish being a home run.  The problem with this phrase is that the pitcher probably threw a lot of bad pitches, but he only paid for one of them.  That wasn’t the case with Altoona Curve starter Rudy Owens tonight, as Altoona fell to Richmond 4-1. Owens was spectacular, with excellent control and...

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