This date in Kernels history – May 8, 2007 – Sean O’Sullivan
On May 8, 2007, Sean O’Sullivan pitched eight innings while allowing one run to earn the win as the Kernels defeated the West Michigan Whitecaps 2-1. O’Sullivan struck out six while allowing six hits in the victory.
Sean O’Sullivan posted a 10-7 record with a 2.22 E.R.A. in 25 starts for Cedar Rapids in 2007. O’Sullivan struck out 125 batters in 158 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.
Sean O’Sullivan made his major league debut on June 16, 2009 with the Los Angeles Angels. O’Sullivan was acquired along with Will Smith by the Kansas City Royals in exchange for Alberto Callaspo on July 22, 2010. He has compiled a 10-14 record with a 6.13 E.R.A. in 43 games over three seasons with the Angels and the Royals. O’Sullivan has started the 2012 season with the Omaha Storm Chasers (AAA).
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.