This date in Kernels history – May 26, 2010 – Garrett Richards
On May 26, 2010, Garrett Richards pitched six innings while allowing one unearned run to earn the win as the Kernels defeated the Peoria Chiefs 7-3. Richards struck out three while allowing two hits and three walks in the victory.
Garrett Richards posted a 8-4 record with a 3.41 E.R.A. in 19 starts for Cedar Rapids in 2010. Richards struck out 108 batters in 108 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.
Garrett Richards made his major league debut on August 10, 2011 with the Los Angeles Angels. Richards posted a 0-2 record with a 5.79 E.R.A. in 7 games for the Angels last year. He posted a 12-2 mark with a 3.15 E.R.A. for the Arkansas Travelers (AA) in 2011. Richards is 5-2 with a 4.31 E.R.A. at Salt Lake (AAA) 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.