Twitter is buzzing that Wily Mo Pena will be in uniform for the team tonight when they take on the Boston Red Sox.
August 13, 2011
After most prognosticators forecast the Arizona Diamondbacks to languish in the NL West cellar all year and perhaps compete for the worst record in all of baseball, the ballclub went on an improbable 15-2 May run and no sit six games over .500 and three games in back of the first-place San Francisco Giants.
An injury to closer J.J. Putz and ineffectiveness from offseason acquisition Melvin Mora have prompted the Arizona Diamondbacks to shake up their roster this weekend.
On Monday, two Arizona Diamondbacks prospects won weekly awards for their excellent performances. What's even more remarkable is that it's the second such award won this year by each player.
Wily Mo Pena continued his assault on Pacific Coast League pitching Saturday, as his three home runs helped the Reno Aces sweep a doubleheader from the Salt Lake Bees. Reno is now five games ahead of Salt Lake for the Pacific North division.
On Monday, two members of the Mobile BayBears were named Southern League Players of the Week. First baseman Paul Goldschmidt earned Hitter of the Week honors while right-hander Bryan Henry won the Pitcher of the Week Award. Also, Reno Aces outfielder Wily Mo Peña was named Pacific Coast League Player of the Week.
The Reno Aces were off to the best start in franchise history after winning five of their first six games, but got derailed by the Colorado Springs Sky Sox on Thursday, losing 18-13.
The roster for the 2011 Reno Aces is filled with veteran players who boast
major league service time, but there are some prospects on the squad as well.