Dylan Owen, who spent time in starting and relief roles in the Mets' farm system in 2010, made his case as a starter Sunday with seven no-hit innings for Caguas in the Puerto Rican Winter League.

Owen struck out three and walked two in only his third appearance for the Criollos, who no-hit the visiting Gigantes de Carolina in a 5-0 shutout.

The right-handed prospect was named MLB.com's Short-Season Starting Pitcher of the Year in 2007 while with the Brooklyn Cyclones in the New York-Penn League. He started off his 2010 campaign in the Minors with five no-hit innings en route to the Double-A Binghamton Mets' 5-1 victory over the Akron Aeros (Cleveland Indians) on April 9.

Owen went 4-4 with a 3.94 ERA over 82 1/3 innings for the B-Mets. He started in 10 of his 26 outings. In 10 appearances -- including seven starts -- for Triple-A Buffalo, he was 3-4 with a 7.11 ERA in 44 1/3 frames.

Owen walked Mexican Leaguer Pedro Valdes to start the second inning and retired the next 15 batters before issuing a base on balls at the beginning of the seventh to Justin Sellers, who played in the Dodgers' farm system in 2010.

Mexican League veteran Eddy Ramos tossed a perfect eighth and Saul Rivera racked up three infield groundouts in the ninth to seal the no-no. Rivera spent most of the season in the Minors of the Rockies and D-backs systems, and he sported a 22.09 ERA after making four appearances for Arizona in 2010.

Edgardo Baez (Nationals) drove in three runs and Lou Montanez (Orioles) scored three times to back the pitching effort.