This date in Kernels history – July 15, 2007 – Barret Browning
On July 15, 2007, Barret Browning worked two shutout innings to earn the win as the Kernels defeated the Ft. Wayne Wizards 7-6. Browning struck out one while allowing two hits in the victory to improve to 6-3 on the year.
Barret Browning posted a 9-4 record with 8 saves and a 2.80 E.R.A in 48 games for the 2007 Cedar Rapids Kernels. He struck out 74 batters in 74 innings of work in 2007. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 78-61 record under manager Ever Magallanes. The Kernels lost to the Clinton Lumberkings in the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs.
Barret Browning made his major league debut on June 30, 2012 with the St. Louis Cardinals. Barret Browning was acquired by the St. Louis Cardinals in the AAA phase of the Rule V draft this past off season. Browning was 2-3 with a 1.89 E.R.A. in 30 games for the Memphis Redbirds this season before his promotion. He has a 0-0 record with a 1.59 E.R.A. in six appearances out of the Cardinals bullpen. Browning has struck out five while allowing two hits and one run in 5 2/3 innings of work.
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.