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. Friday’s game between the Quad Cities River Bandits and Cedar Rapids Kernels was postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be made up as part of a
doubleheader today starting at 2:05 pm.
Erick Aybar (2003) went 2-4, stole a base and scored a run in the Angels 4-3 loss to the Red Sox. Jeff Mathis (2002) was 1-3 with a RBI, Howard Kendrick (2004) went 1-4 with a double, a walk and scored a run, Peter Bourjos (2007) was 1-5 with a double and Hank Conger went 1-1 pinch hitting. Alberto Callaspo (2003) was 0-2 with a pair of walks, Mark Trumbo (2006-07) went 0-3 and Bobby Wilson entered the game as a defensive replacement.
Trevor Bell (2007-08) made his 2011 debut with two scoreless innings of relief in the Angels loss.
Bobby Jenks (2001) picked up his second hold of the year allowing two runs in the eighth inning of the Red Sox 4-3 win over the Angels.
Mike Napoli (2001-02) hit his fourth HR of the season and went 1-2 with two RBI and a pair of walks in the Rangers 11-6 win over the Royals.
Sean Rodriguez (2004-05) went 0-2 with a pair of walks in the Rays 6-4 loss to the Blue Jays in extra innings. Joel Peralta (2001-02) took his first blown save of the year allowing one run in an inning of work in the loss.
Joe Saunders (2002) worked six strong innings in a no-decision as the Diamondbacks fell to the Mets 4-1. Saunders struck out four while allowing one run.