This date in Kernels history – August 5, 2006 – Darren O’Day

On August 5, 2006, Darren O’Day struck out two in a scoreless inning to earn the win as the Cedar Rapids Kernels defeated the Lansing Lugnuts 4-3. O’Day posted a 3-1 mark with a 2.70 E.R.A. in 23 1/2 innings of work over 17 appearances.The Cedar Rapids Kernels squad that finished 65-74 under manager Bobby Magallanes in 2006.

The Orioles claimed righty reliever Darren O’Day (Cedar Rapids Kernels – 2006) off waivers from the Rangers last fall. O’Day, 29, had battled through injuries and posted a 0-1 record with a 5.40 E.R.A. in 2011. He joined the Rangers via an April 2009 waiver claim from the Mets. From that point through the end of the 2010 season, O’Day provided the Rangers a 1.99 ERA, 7.6 K/9, 2.2 BB/9, and 0.61 HR/9 in 117 2/3 innings. He made an appearance in four of the 2010 World Series games.

Darren O’Day is 5-0 with a 2.68 E.R.A. in 45 games out of the Orioles bullpen in 2012. O’Day has struck out 43 batters in 43 2/3 innings of work.

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