Rudy Owens looks to continue his strong season tonight in Lehigh Valley. After allowing four runs over five innings in his first start of the year, he has pitched at least six innings in each of his last six starts, with two or less runs allowed in every outing. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here.

Owens has a 2.00 ERA in four road starts this year

Triple-A: Indianapolis (22-18) @ Lehigh Valley (24-16) 7:05pm
Probable starter: Rudy Owens (2-1 2.25)

Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 0 Lehigh Valley 1 (game story here)

Rudy Owens will make his eighth start of the season tonight. He has pitched 48 innings this year, giving up 38 hits, four walks and has recorded 32 strikeouts. He ranks first on the team in innings pitched and among starters, his 0.88 WHIP in the be...

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John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.