Garrett Richards is set to make his MLB debut tonight, 376th in Cedar Rapids baseball history

Garrett Richards (2010) is set to become the 376th player to play professional baseball in Cedar Rapids and appear in a major league game as he takes the mound for his first major league start against the New York Yankees tonight. The game will be televised on ESPN’s Wednesday night baseball starting at 6:05 CST.

Garrett Richards has gone 12-2 with a 3.06 ERA while striking out 100 in 141 innings of work for Arkansas this season. Richards posted a 8-4 record with a 3.41 ERA playing for the 2010 Cedar Rapids Kernels. He struck out 108 batters in 108 1/3 innings of work before a late season promotion.

Richards will be the 37th former Kernels player to play in a MLB game this season. Here is the list of the former Kernels in the majors thus far in 2011:

Alexi Amarista (2008-09) Angels

Erick Aybar (2003) Angels

Trevor Bell (2007-08) Angels

Peter Bourjos (2007) Angels

Alberto Callaspo (2003) Angels

Bobby Cassevah (2007) Angels

Alexi Casilla (2004-05) Twins

Tyler Chatwood (2009) Angels

Hank Conger (2007) Angels

David Herndon (2007) Phillies

Bobby Jenks (2001) Red Sox

Kevin Jepsen (2003) Angels

Howard Kendrick (2004) Angels

Michael Kohn (2009) Angels

Casey Kotchman (2002) Rays

John Lackey (2000) Red Sox

Dallas McPherson (2002) White Sox

Jeff Mathis (2002) Angels

Mike Napoli (2001-02) Rangers

Darren O’Day (2006) Rangers

Sean O’Sullivan (2007) Royals

Ramon Ortiz (1997) Cubs

Joel Peralta (2001-02) Rays

Chris Pettit (2007) Angels

Garrett Richards (2010) Angels

Fernando Rodriguez (2005) Astros

Sean Rodriguez (2004-05) Rays

Andrew Romine (2008) Angels

Ervin Santana (2002) Angels

Joe Saunders (2002) Diamondbacks

Mason Tobin (2008) Rangers

Rich Thompson (2003) Angels

Mike Trout (2009-10) Angels

Mark Trumbo (2006-07) Angels

Jordan Walden (2008) Angels

Bobby Wilson (2004) Angels

Brandon Wood (2004) Pirates

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