The Harvester – Harvesting News for Alumni Reports
feature is a daily report sharing the links and news of Kernels
Alumni. Previously, we updated these throughout the day on Facebook as
they happened. I will be posting each morning to try and keep the links
as relevant and fresh as I can. If something comes across during the
day, it likely will sneak into another post. The team opens the season on road at Peoria today.
delay, your Harvester Links for 4/7/11:
Alberto Callaspo (2003) went 2-4 with a solo HR and Mark Trumbo (2006-07) was 3-4 with a RBI a stolen base and scored a run to lead the Angels to a 5-1 win over the Rays. Howard Kendrick (2004) went 1-3 with two walks and scored a run, Jeff Mathis (2002) was 2-4 with a pair of doubles and a RBI, Brandon Wood (2004) went 0-4 and Peter Bourjos (2007) walked in his only plate appearance.
Kevin Jepsen (2003-04) got the final out of the eighth inning for his second hold of the season and Jordan Walden (2008) worked a scoreless ninth to finish the game.
Joel Peralta (2001-02) struck out a pair of batters in 2/3 of an inning of work in the Rays 5-1 loss to the Angels.
Darren O’Day (2006) worked a scoreless ninth inning to finish the game for the Rangers in their 7-3 win over the Red Sox.
Sean O’Sullivan (2007) took the loss in the Royals 10-7 extra inning game against the White Sox. O’Sullivan worked a scoreless 11th inning before allowing three runs in the 12th.
Aussie righty Rich Thompson (2003) improving stock – MLB.com
Howard Kendrick (2004) was a member of the 2004 Cedar Rapids Kernels team that
finished with a record of 75-64 under manager Bobby Magallanes. The
Kernels lost in the 1st round of the Midwest League playoffs to the
Kendrick finished the season with a franchise
record .367 batting average and was awarded the Midwest League’s batting
title (although 41 plate appearances shy of the minimum necessary to
qualify, it was determined he would still have the leagues highest
average if 41 at-bats were added to his totals, per Baseball Rule 10.23)
In 75 games, he recorded 36 multi hit games and was named to the
Midwest League Post-Season All-Star team and was a Midwest League
All-Star Game selection.
Howard Kendrick entered the 2011 season with a .295 batting average,
32 HR, and 242 RBI during his five seasons playing for the Angels.