Micah Owings: 5IP, 1H in ML Debut

Micah Owings: 5IP, 1H in ML Debut

Micah Owings overcame all nervousness in his major league debut, as the Arizona Diamondbacks clobbered the Washington Nationals 7-0 on Friday. Tony Pena and Juan Cruz combined with Owings to one-hit the Washington Nationals until Cruz allowed a solo homer to Ryan Church with two outs in the ninth.

Micah Owings overcame all nervousness in his dominating performance.  He now boasts an undefeated streak lasting 20 games, amounting to a 13-0 record since May 26th, 2006.  Felipe Lopez claimed the lone hit off Owings - a solid single to right in the third inning - as opponents batted .063 against Owings in the game.

The only red flags in a dominant performance by Micah Owings were three walks and two hit batsmen in his five scoreless innings.  He stranded six Nationals on base - including leaving the bases loaded in the fifth - something that might not happen against a team with a more potent lineup.  That said, Owings fanned Nats' bright spot Ryan Zimmerman on three pitches to end that fifth inning. 

Meanwhile, the Arizona Diamondbacks' offense clicked on all cylinders against Jerome Williams and the Nationals' bullpen.  A 9-hit, 7-run performance was highlighted by a three-run homer by Chris Young in the 6th.  

Final Line: 5IP, 1H, 6K, 3BB, 2HB, 1WP, 96 pitches, 54 strikes, 6 GB, 3FB

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