This date in Kernels history – June 11, 2010 – Garrett Richards
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 was 5-2 with a 4.31 E.R.A. at Salt Lake (AAA) this season before being called up earlier this week by the Angels. He earned his first career win June 5, 2012 striking out eight in seven innings of work while allowing one run against the Seattle Mariners. Richards is 1-0 with a 1.13 E.R.A in 2012. He will make his second start of the season tonight against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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.