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This date in Kernels history – September 5, 2007 – Trevor Bell & Mark Trumbo

On September 5, 2007, Trevor Bell allowed one run in seven innings to earn the win as the Kernels defeated the Clinton Lumberkings 4-1 in the opening game of the best-of-three Midwest League playoff series. Bell struck out five while allowing three hits in the victory. Bell recorded 11 straight outs after allowing a first-inning double and then set down nine of the final 10 batters he faced. Mark Trumbo went 2-4 in the game with a double and a solo HR in the sixth inning that increased the Kernels lead to 3-1.

This was the first Kernels playoff game I got to enjoy as a member of the front office. Our 2005 and 2006 squads did not make a playoff appearance. The Kernels went on to make four straight playoff appearances from 2007-10. The streak tied our franchise record, which had been accomplished twice before with four year runs between 1939-42 (Cedar Rapids Raiders – Ollie Marquardt – 4, MGR) and 1994-97 (Cedar Rapids Kernels – Tom Lawless – 3, Mario Mendoza – 1, MGR).

Trevor Bell posted a 8-4 record with a 4.14 E.R.A. in 21 starts for Cedar Rapids in 2007. Bell struck out 90 batters in 115 1/3 innings of work. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 78-61 record under manager Ever Magallanes. The Kernels lost to the Clinton Lumberkings in the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs. Bell returned to Cedar Rapids in 2008 and posted a 1-0 mark with a 2.12 E.R.A. in 3 games striking out 13 batters in 17 innings of work.

Trevor Bell made his major league debut on August 12, 2009 with the Los Angeles Angels. Bell has compiled a 4-8 record with a 5.21 E.R.A. in 52 games over three seasons with the Angels. He had posted a 1-6 record with a 8.27 E.R.A. for the Salt Lake Bees before the Angels released him in late July.

Mark Trumbo hit .272 with 27 doubles, 14 HR and 76 RBI in 128 games during the 2007 season for the Kernels. Trumbo hit .220 with 13 HR and 59 RBI for the 2006 Kernels squad which finished 65-74 under manager Bobby Magallanes.

Mark Trumbo finished second in the American League Rookie of the Year voting to Jeremy Hellickson of the Tampa Bay Rays in 2011. Trumbo collected five first place votes and finished with 63 points compared to Hellickson’s 17 first place votes and 102 points. Trumbo led the Angels in HR and RBI. He finished the year hitting .254 with 29 HR and 87 RBI.

Mark Trumbo earned his first American League All-Star appearance in 2012. Trumbo is hitting .273 with 16 doubles, 30 HR (7th in the A.L.) and 83 RBI in 124 games for the Angels this season.

This is my 8th season (2005-present) working as the stadium operations guy here with the Cedar Rapids Kernels. I will be reminiscing the best performances by the Kernels during my tenure to add to my This Date in Kernels Alumni History features this year.

This date in Kernels history – September 2, 2010 – Jean Segura

On September 2, 2010, Jean Segura went 3-4 at the plate with a HR, a RBI and scored a pair of runs as the Cedar Rapids Kernels defeated the Burlington Bees 4-1. 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.

Jean Segura hit .313 with 24 doubles, 12 triples, 10 HR, 79 RBI and stole 50 bases in 130 games during the 2010 season for the Kernels. Segura was selected to play in the Midwest League All-Star game. He appeared in the 2012 Futures Game along with former Kernels Ariel Pena (2010) and Tyler Skaggs (2010) during the MLB All-Star festivities. Jean Segura hit .293 with 12 doubles, 4 HR, 26 RBI and stole 18 bases playing for the Tempe Angels and the Inland Empire 66ers in 2011. Segura hit .294 with 10 doubles, 7 HR, 40 RBI and stole 33 bases for the Arkansas Travelers in 93 games in 2012 before making his MLB debut on July 24, 2012.

The Milwaukee Brewers traded Zach Greinke to the Los Angeles Angels to acquire three former Kernels who were each were highly touted Angels prospects on July 27, 2012. Jean Segura, Johnny Hellweg and Ariel Pena (2010) were each included in the deal. Segura hit .433 with three doubles, four RBI and stole four bases for the Huntsville Stars before earning a promotion to join the Brewers. He has hit .200 with a triple, seven RBI and has stole three bases in 20 games with Milwaukee.

This is my 8th season (2005-present) working as the stadium operations guy here with the Cedar Rapids Kernels. I will be reminiscing the best performances by the Kernels during my tenure to add to my This Date in Kernels Alumni History features this year.

Angels promote Andrew Taylor (2009), set to be 388th Cedar Rapids player to make MLB debut

Andrew Taylor (2009) was promoted from Salt Lake (AAA) to join the Los Angeles Angels as they play the Seattle Mariners this afternoon. Andrew Taylor posted a 3-0 record with a 1.23 E.R.A. in 40 games for Cedar Rapids in 2009. Taylor struck out 83 batters in 51 1/3 innings of work. He is the sixth player to reach the majors from the 2009 Kernels squad. Cedar Rapids finished with a 78-60 record under manager Bill Mosiello defeating the Peoria Chiefs in the opening round of the playoffs before losing in the semifinals to the Burlington Bees.

Andrew Taylor had a 2-4 with a 4.61 E.R.A. in 37 games with the Arkansas Travelers (AA) in 2012. Taylor posted a 1-0 record with a 3.50 E.R.A. for the Salt Lake Bees in 16 games after being promoted to AAA this year.

Tyler Skaggs (2010) became the 387th Cedar Rapids Professional Baseball alumni to make his MLB debut when he debuted with the Diamondbacks on August 22, 2012.

The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired Frazier Hall to complete the Barry Enright trade

The Cedar Rapids Kernels and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim announce that INF Frazier Hall has been traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks in the completion of the Barry Enright trade, which took place on July 24th. Mike LaCassa, Minor League Operations Manager for the LA Angels, announced the move on Saturday.

The Angels selected Hall in the 16th round of the 2011 First Year Player Draft out of Southern University and he was a member of the Kernels 2012 Opening Day Roster. In 126 games for the Kernels, he hit .254 with 13 HR and 50 RBI.

This date in Kernels history – August 30, 2005 – Fernando Rodriguez

On August 30, 2005, Fernando Rodriguez worked 7 2/3 shutout innings as the Kernels defeated the Swing of the Quad Cities 1-0. Rodriguez struck out nine while allowing five hits and two walks.

Fernando Rodriguez went 8-10 with a 4.18 E.R.A. and four complete games in 28 starts for Cedar Rapids in 2005. Rodriguez struck out 128 batters in 157 1/3 innings of work. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 65-75 record under manager Bobby Magallanes.

Fernando Rodriguez made his MLB debut with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on May 2, 2009. He signed a free agent contract with the Houston Astros prior to the 2011 season. Rodriguez posted a 2-3 record with a 3.96 E.R.A. in 47 games out of the Astros bullpen last season. He struck out 60 batters in 56 inning of work. Rodriguez is 1-8 with a 5.57 E.R.A. in 58 appearances this season for the Astros.

This is my 8th season (2005-present) working as the stadium operations guy here with the Cedar Rapids Kernels. I will be reminiscing the best performances by the Kernels during my tenure to add to my This Date in Kernels Alumni History features this year.

This date in Kernels history – August 21, 2007 – Sean O’Sullivan

On August 21, 2007, Sean O’Sullivan worked eight shutout innings to earn the win as the Kernels defeated the Burlington Bees 6-1. O’Sullivan struck out six without issuing a walk while allowing four hits in the victory.

Sean O’Sullivan posted a 10-7 record with a 2.22 E.R.A. in 25 starts for Cedar Rapids in 2007. O’Sullivan struck out 125 batters in 158 1/3 innings of work. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 78-61 record under manager Ever Magallanes. The Kernels lost to the Clinton Lumberkings in the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs.

Sean O’Sullivan made his major league debut on June 16, 2009 with the Los Angeles Angels. O’Sullivan was acquired along with Will Smith by the Kansas City Royals in exchange for Alberto Callaspo on July 22, 2010. On June 21, 2012, the Royals announced that they have sent pitcher Sean O’Sullivan (2007) to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for cash considerations. He has compiled a 10-14 record with a 6.13 E.R.A. in 43 games over three MLB seasons with the Angels and the Royals. O’Sullivan had posted a 5-4 record with 1 save and a 6.75 E.R.A. in 17 games including five starts for the Omaha Storm Chasers (AAA) prior to the trade to the Blue Jays. He has been an impressive 9-1 with a 2.18 E.R.A. in 11 starts for the Las Vegas 51s (AAA) since the deal. O’Sullivan has struck out 36 in 70 1/3 innings of work for Las Vegas.

This is my 8th season (2005-present) working as the stadium operations guy here with the Cedar Rapids Kernels. I will be reminiscing the best performances by the Kernels during my tenure to add to my This Date in Kernels Alumni History features this year.

This date in Kernels history – August 19, 2007 – Mark Trumbo & Barret Browning

On August 19, 2007,  Mark Trumbo hit a HR in both games as the Cedar Rapids Kernels swept the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in a doubleheader. Trumbo went 1-4 and hit his 12th HR with one on in the first to give the Kernels an early lead as the Kernels won 5-4 in game one. He added his 13th HR of the season in the fourth inning to break a 1-1 tie. Stantrell Smith homered in the sixth and Barret Browning worked a scoreless seventh for his eighth save of the season as the Kernels took game two 3-1.

Mark Trumbo hit .272 with 27 doubles, 14 HR and 76 RBI in 128 games during the 2007 season for the Kernels. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 78-61 record under manager Ever Magallanes. The Kernels lost to the Clinton Lumberkings in the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs. Trumbo hit .220 with 13 HR and 59 RBI for the 2006 Kernels squad which finished 65-74 under manager Bobby Magallanes.

Mark Trumbo finished second in the American League Rookie of the Year voting to Jeremy Hellickson of the Tampa Bay Rays in 2011. Trumbo collected five first place votes and finished with 63 points compared to Hellickson’s 17 first place votes and 102 points. Trumbo led the Angels in HR and RBI. He finished the year hitting .254 with 29 HR and 87 RBI.

Mark Trumbo earned his first American League All-Star appearance in 2012. Trumbo is hitting .287 with 16 doubles, 29 HR (7th in the A.L.) and 75 RBI in 110 games for the Angels this season. Trumbo’s .548 slugging percentage is currently the sixth highest in the American League and he is tenth with 229 total bases.

Barret Browning posted a 9-4 record with 8 saves and a 2.80 E.R.A in 48 games for the 2007 Cedar Rapids Kernels. He struck out 74 batters in 74 innings of work in 2007. Browning made his major league debut on June 30, 2012 with the St. Louis Cardinals. He was acquired by the Cardinals in the AAA phase of the Rule V draft this past off season. Browning was 2-3 with a 1.89 E.R.A. in 30 games for the Memphis Redbirds this season before his promotion. He has a 0-0 record with a 1.59 E.R.A. in six appearances out of the Cardinals bullpen. Browning has a 1-2 record with a 4.00 E.R.A. in 20 games out of the Cardinals bullpen. He has struck out ten while allowing 13 hits and eight runs in 18 innings of work.

This is my 8th season (2005-present) working as the stadium operations guy here with the Cedar Rapids Kernels. I will be reminiscing the best performances by the Kernels during my tenure to add to my This Date in Kernels Alumni History features this year.

The first 1,000 fans through the gates tonight will get a free Mike Trout @trouty20 poster

You’ll want to be here when the gates open at 5:30 pm on Thursday, August 16th as the first 1,000 guests through the gates receive a free Mike Trout (2009-10) poster from the LA Angels. Mike Trout is running away with the Rookie of the Year race and is getting a big push in the MVP conversation as well. Trout is leading the American League in batting average (.340), runs scored (93), stolen bases (38) and WAR (8.1) despite spending the beginning of the season in Salt Lake (AAA) for most of the month of April. He ranks 2nd in the American League in slugging percentage (.595) and OPS (.998) and is in the top 10 in total bases (229 – 8th), triples (5 – 6th) and hits (131- 10th).

Mike Trout hit .267 in 5 games for the 2009 Kernels squad late in the season. Trout returned to Cedar Rapids in 2010 where he hit .362 with 19 doubles,7 triples, 6 HR, 39 RBI and stole 45 bases in 81 games. He was named to the 2010 Midwest League All-Star game, played in the XM Futures Game in Anaheim and swept Midwest League post season awards winning the 2010 MWL batting title, MWL Player of the Year award and MWL Prospect of the year award. Trout became the youngest recipient of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award as the Topps Minor League Player of the Year in 2010. He earned Baseball America’s Minor League Player of the Year Award in 2011. 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.

Fans that choose to bike to the game and park in the special bike corral on the NW side of the stadium can register to be entered into a drawing for a pair of tickets to the Iowa State/Iowa football game at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, September 8th, thanks to Fleck Sales and New Belgium Ale. It’s a Z 102.9 Thirsty Thursday with 12 oz. domestic draft beer for $1.50 and bottled soda and water for $2.00. Midwest Dueling Pianos, presented by USA Entertainment Group, will perform during and after the game and the game will be broadcast live by Mediacom on MC22. And after the game, fans will receive a frree sample of Sun Drop soda, thanks to Dr. Pepper/SevenUp. First pitch between the Kernels and Quad Cities is set for 6:35 pm.

This date in Kernels history – August 13, 2010 – Jean Segura / Johnny Hellweg

On August 13, 2010, Jean Segura went 2-4 at the plate with his eighth HR of the season lead the Cedar Rapids Kernels to a 6-3 victory over the Kane County Cougars. Johnny Hellweg worked a scoreless ninth inning to earn his 15th save of the season. Hellweg struck out three while allowing two walks. 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.

Jean Segura hit .313 with 24 doubles, 12 triples, 10 HR, 79 RBI and stole 50 bases in 130 games during the 2010 season for the Kernels. Segura was selected to play in the Midwest League All-Star game. He appeared in the 2012 Futures Game along with former Kernels Ariel Pena (2010) and Tyler Skaggs (2010) during the MLB All-Star festivities. Jean Segura hit .293 with 12 doubles, 4 HR, 26 RBI and stole 18 bases playing for the Tempe Angels and the Inland Empire 66ers in 2011. Segura hit .294 with 10 doubles, 7 HR, 40 RBI and stole 33 bases for the Arkansas Travelers in 93 games in 2012 before making his MLB debut on July 24, 2012.

Johnny Hellweg pitched five games for the Kernels at the end of the 2009 season posting a 0-0 record with a 1.35 E.R.A. and 2 saves. Hellweg returned in 2010 and went 2-4 with a 4.33 E.R.A. in 41 games finishing 36 games for 16 saves. He converted to the starting rotation with the Inland Empire 66ers last year posting a 6-4 record with a 3.73 E.R.A. in 28 games including 14 starts. Hellweg compiled a 5-10 record in 2012 for the Arkansas Travelers with a 3.38 E.R.A. in 21 starts. He struck out 88 batters in 119 2/3 innings of work.

The Milwaukee Brewers traded Zach Greinke to the Los Angeles Angels to acquire three former Kernels who were each were highly touted Angels prospects on July 27, 2012. Jean Segura, Johnny Hellweg and Ariel Pena (2010) were each included in the deal. Segura hit .433 with three doubles, four RBI and stole four bases for the Huntsville Stars before earning a promotion to join the Brewers. He has hit .286 with three RBI in six games with Milwaukee. Hellweg has posted a 2-0 record with a 2.70 E.R.A. striking out 10 batters in 10 innings of work for Huntsville since the trade.

This date in Kernels history – August 11, 2009 – Tyler Chatwood

On August 11, 2009, Tyler Chatwood worked 6 shutout innings as the Cedar Rapids Kernels defeated the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 3-2. Chatwood struck out six while walking two and allowing two hits to earn the victory.

Tyler Chatwood posted an 8-7 record with a 4.02 ERA in 24 starts for the 2009 Cedar Rapids Kernels. Chatwood struck out 106 batters in 116 1/3 innings of work and was selected to the mid-season Midwest League All-Star squad. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 78-60 record under manager Bill Mosiello. The Kernels topped Peoria in the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs before falling to Burlington in the semifinals.

Tyler Chatwood made his MLB debut on April 11, 2011 versus the Cleveland Indians. Chatwood went 6-11 with a 4.75 ERA starting 25 games in his rookie season this year. He struck out 74 batters in 142 innings of work. On November 30, 2011, the Colorado Rockies traded Chris Iannetta to the Los Angeles Angels to acquire Chatwood. Chatwood picked up the win in the Rockies 3-0 win over the San Francisco Giants last night to improve to 2-2 with one save this the season. He has struck out 11 and posted a 5.04 E.R.A. in 21 1/3 innings of work appearing in 9 games in 2012. Chatwood has a career record of 8-13 with a 4.79 E.R.A. in two seasons playing for the Angels and Rockies.

This is my 8th season (2005-present) working as the stadium operations guy here with the Cedar Rapids Kernels. I will be reminiscing the best performances by the Kernels during my tenure to add to my This Date in Kernels Alumni History features this year.

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