Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 7/23/13
Last week belonged to the pitchers in the Red Sox minor league system. Two of the Red Sox’ top prospects on the mound, Matt Barnes and Henry Owens, each turned in impressive outings for their respective teams. Owens was the most impressive, as he threw six innings of no-hit ball on July 17. His performance was part of a combined no-no for the Salem Red Sox. He then went on to pitch five innings without allowing a hit in his next outing, and he currently has a streak of 15 2/3 hitless innings. Barnes, meanwhile, threw seven shutout innings during a win on July 20. Barnes is the No. 3 overall prospect for the Red Sox according to MLB.com, while Owens is No. 5. Some other players who had solid weeks in the minors were Tzu-Wei Lin and Luis Diaz, while Jackie Bradley Jr. had one big game during an otherwise down week. For a more in-depth look at who is making headlines for all the Red Sox minor league teams, click on the link to the gallery below. Check out the top Red Sox prospects of the week >> Filed under: Cameron McDonough, Greenville Drive, Lowell Spinners, Minor League Baseball, Pawtucket Red Sox, Portland Sea Dogs, Red Sox Minor League, Salem Red Sox, Top Stories
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