This date in Kernels alumni history – July 7, 2006 – John Lackey (Cedar Rapids Kernels – 2000)
On July 7, 2006, John Lackey (Cedar Rapids Kernels – 2000) pitched a complete game one hitter to help the Angels defeat the Athletics 3-0. Lackey struck out 10 batters in the win. He retired 27 straight batters following a Mark Kotsay leadoff double.
One year later to the date on July 7, 2007, Lackey struckout 11 batters in eight innings of work as the Angels defeated the Yankees 2-1 in 13 innings.
John Lackey has compiled a record of 121-90 with a 4.03 ERA. He currently pitches for the Boston Red Sox.
John Lackey posted a 3-2 record with a 2.08 ERA in five starts with the 2000 Cedar Rapids Kernels. The Kernels finished in 13th place with a record of 53-86 under managers Mitch Seone and Tyrone Boykin.