This date in Kernels history – April 15, 2007 – David Herndon
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.
On April 15, 2007, David Herndon worked seven innings while allowing three runs to earn his first win as the Kernels defeated the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 8-3. Herndon struck out five while allowing seven hits in the victory.
David Herndon posted a 13-8 record with a 4.02 E.R.A. with two complete games in 25 appearances for Cedar Rapids in 2007. Herndon struck out 83 batters in 152 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.
The Philadelphia Phillies selected David Herndon in the Rule V draft prior to the 2010 season. Herndon made his MLB debut with the Texas Rangers on April 4, 2010. He has compiled a 2-8 record with a 3.77 E.R.A. in 95 appearances out of the Phillies bullpen over the past two plus seasons including a 0-1 mark with a 3.00 E.R.A. thus far in 2012.