Wily Mo Pena's Bat Heating Up

ed feverCorrespondent IJune 3, 2009

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 26: Wily Mo Pena #26 of the Washington Nationals scores two runs including the go ahead run with a double off of Pedro Feliciano of the New York Mets during fifth inning of their game at Shea Stadium on September 26, 2007 in the Queens borough of the Flushing neighborhood of New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Reports indicate that the Mets will decide tomorrow whether they will call someone up to replace Ramon Martinez or wait for Jose Reyes to return on Friday.

Even if Carlos Beltran returns to the line-up, after spending the last four days sick with a stomach virus, his effectiveness will certainly be in question.
And lets not forget that their biggest power threat, Gary Sheffield is playing on a sore knee.
I simply feel that the Mets need to promote an offensive player, and not a defensive player such as Jonathan Malo or Cory Sullivan. Now that Javier Valentin may be unavailable due to a shoulder injury, Wily Mo Pena might be their best option.
Pena has played seven games in right field, seven games at first base and two games in left field without recording an error (nine other games as DH). His over all batting average is still only .247, but it appears his bat is heating up.
OF Wily Mo Pena extended his hit streak to a Bisons season high nine games with his RBI single in the first inning. Pena is now hitting .333 (12-for-36) with five RBI during the streak. source MiLB