This date in Kernels alumni history – August 19, 2007 – Joe Saunders (Cedar Rapids Kernels – 2002)

Joe Saunders has compiled a 75-61 mark with a 4.11 ERA in eight MLB seasons and was selected to the 2008 American League All-Star team. Saunders is currently a member of the Diamondbacks starting rotation.

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On August 19, 2007, Joe Saunders (2002) worked 7 2/3 innings at Fenway to help the Angels defeat the Red Sox 3-1. Saunders struck out seven while allowing six hits, two walks and one earned run to earn the win.

Joe Saunders has compiled a 65-49 mark with a 4.22 ERA and was selected to the 2008 American League All-Star team. Saunders is currently a member of the Diamondbacks starting rotation.

Joe Saunders was part of the 2002 Kernels team that finished 3rd with a mark of 81-58 under manager Todd Claus. The 2002 team swept Quad Cities in the opening round of the playoffs before falling to Peoria in the second round. Saunders was 3-1 with a 1.88 ERA in five starts for the Kernels. He struck out 27 batters in 28 2/3 innings of work.

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