This date in Kernels history – May 11, 2010 – Patrick Corbin
On May 11, 2010, Patrick Corbin pitched eight innings while allowing a pair of runs (one earned run) to earn the win and improve to 6-0 on the season as the Kernels defeated the Beloit Snappers 5-2. Corbin struck out three while allowing three hits in the victory.
Patrick Corbin posted a 8-0 record with a 3.86 E.R.A. in 9 starts for Cedar Rapids in 2010. Corbin struck out 42 batters in 58 1/3 innings of work. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 82-56 record under manager Bill Mosiello. The Kernels lost to Clinton in the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs.
Patrick Corbin made his major league debut on April 30, 2012 with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Corbin was acquired along with Joe Saunders (2002), Tyler Skaggs (2010) and Rafael Rodriguez (2003-05) in exchange for Dan Haren on July 25, 2010. He has compiled a 2-1 record with a 4.50 E.R.A. in 3 starts for the Diamondbacks this season.
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.