This date in Kernels history – July 26, 2010 – Ariel Pena
On July 26, 2010, Ariel Pena worked seven shutout innings to improve to 5-2 on the season and lead the Cedar Rapids Kernels to a 6-0 victory over the Bowling Green Hot Rods. Pena struck out five while allowing three hits and three walks in the game.
Ariel Pena posted a 7-5 record with a 3.76 E.R.A. in 18 starts. Pena struck out 88 batters in 103 innings. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 82-56 record under manager Bill Mosiello. The Kernels lost to Clinton in the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs.
Ariel Pena has a 6-6 mark with a 2.99 E.R.A. in 19 starts for the Arkansas Travelers in 2012. He has struck out 111 in 114 1/3 innings of work. Pena appeared in the 2012 Futures Game along with former Kernels Jean Segura (2010) and Tyler Skaggs (2010) during the MLB All-Star festivities.