May 16, 2012 at 2:02 AM
Greenville's Miguel Pena played the central role in The Drive's first-ever no-hitter and Portland's Bryce Brentz posted some eye-popping numbers at the plate last week en route to being voted SoxProspects.com Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively.
Pena worked six perfect innings against Rome (ATL) last Tuesday, striking out seven and earning the win before giving way to Hunter Cervenka and Tyler Lockwood who combined with him to complete the no-hitter, the Red Sox system's first since 2006. On the season Pena owns a 3-2 record with an 1.69 ERA in seven appearances (six starts) with Greenville, having allowed seven earned runs on 25 hits over 37.1 innings pitched, striking out 37 while walking only six and holding opposing batters to an .192 average.
In six games last week Brentz went 12-for-23 and took one base-on-balls for a .522/.560/.870 line with two home runs and two doubles, highlighted by his five-for-five day (with a double) at Trenton (NYY) to close out the week. After a disappointing April, Brentz has raised his season line to .298/.338/.443 with three home runs, eight doubles and a triple in 131 at-bats over 34 games. He is currently the ninth ranked prospect in the organization by SoxProspects.com.