This date in Kernels history – April 14, 2008 – Mason Tobin
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.
Mason Tobin posted a 2-3 record with a 3.13 E.R.A. and complete game shutout in 8 starts for Cedar Rapids in 2008. Tobin struck out 18 batters in 37 1/3 innings of work. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 72-66 record under manager Keith Johnson. The Kernels topped Clinton in the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs before falling to Burlington in the semifinals.
Mason Tobin made his MLB debut with the Texas Rangers on April 2, 2011. The Cubs had selected Tobin in the Rule V draft prior to the 2011 season and then traded him to the Rangers. Tobin posted a 0-0 record with a 6.75 E.R.A. in 4 games out of the Rangers bullpen last season.