This date in Kernels history – September 6, 2008 – Robert Fish
On September 6, 2008, Robert Fish pitched seven innings as the Kernels lost to the Burlington Bees 4-2 in 11 innings in the first game of the Midwest League playoffs semifinal round. Fish struck out eight while allowing one run, five hits and a walk in the loss. Cedar Rapids took a 2-1 lead into the top of the ninth but Burlington rallied to tie the game and won it with a pair of runs in the top of the 11th.
Robert Fish went 10-4 with a 4.85 ERA for the 2008 Cedar Rapids Kernels. Fish struck out 138 batters in 143 innings of work. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 72-66 record under manager Keith Johnson. The Kernels topped Clinton in the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs before falling to Burlington in the semifinals.
Robert Fish sat out the 2012 season while recovering from an injury. Fish posted a 1-0 record with 2 saves and a 2.97 E.R.A. in 26 games between the AZL Angels and the Arkansas Travelers in 2011. He struck out 41 batters in 30 1/3 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.