Herd bats silent behind Owen’s masterpiece
Dylan Owen retired the final 12 batters he faced in a Friday night pitchers’ duel, but Timo Perez’ single broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the eighth, giving Toledo a 1-0 win at Fifth Third Field.
Owen threw 7 2/3 scoreless innings with five hits, seven strikeouts and two walks. He left the game after 107 pitches, 70 of them for strikes.
Justin Hampson hit Will Rhymes and allowed a single to Justin Henry before Perez’ game-winning single.
Enrique Gonzalez struck out Zach Lutz, forced Valentino Pascucci to fly out and struck out Josh Satin for the save.
Toledo starter Jacob Turner threw six shutout innings, but left with a scoreless tie after allowing four hits with six strikeouts to one walk.
A Jesus Feliciano walk and Luis Hernandez single put runners on the corners in the seventh, but Toledo reliever Brayan Villareal escaped on a double play hit into by Raul Reyes.
Villareal earned the win with two scoreless innings.
Hernandez and Jordany Valdespin each had two hits.
Game Notes: Reliever Jose De La Torre rejoined the active roster before the game, taking the spot of Miguel Batista, who the Mets selected for a call-up… Valdespin stole his second base as a Bison in the fourth.