This date in Kernels history – June 30, 2010 – Tyler Skaggs
On June 30, 2010, Tyler Skaggs pitched five shutout innings to earn the win as the Kernels defeated the Beloit Snappers 1-0. Skaggs struck out two while allowing two hits and two walks in the victory.
Tyler Skaggs posted a 8-4 record with a 3.61 E.R.A. in 19 games for Cedar Rapids in 2010. Skaggs struck out 82 batters in 82 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.
Tyler Skaggs was acquired along with Joe Saunders (2002), Patrick Corbin (2010) and Rafael Rodriguez (2003-05) in exchange for Dan Haren on July 25, 2010. He has compiled a 3-3 record with a 2.72 E.R.A. in 9 starts for Mobile (AA) this season.
Tyler Skaggs was added to the 2012 MLB Futures Game roster this week to replace Trevor Bauer. Skaggs started the game last year for team USA. There will be three Kernels alumni in the game this year. Ariel Pena (2010) and Jean Segura (2010) have been selected to the World team.
Sorry for the late night post. My family went to Quad Cities for the Kernels game tonight to claim some Cael Sanderson bobbleheads. Kernels came back with six runs in the ninth but gave up two in the bottom to lose 8-7. R.J. Alvarez struck out two more batters in a scoreless inning of relief. Alvarez has struck out 11 batters in 7 innings of work without allowing a run thus far in 2012.
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.