This date in Kernels alumni history – September 22, 2008 – Ervin Santana (Cedar Rapids Kernels – 2002)

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On September 22, 2008, Ervin Santana (Cedar Rapids Kernels – 2002) struck out nine in eight innings of work to lead the Angels to a 2-1 win over the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field.

Ervin Santana has posted a 96-79 record and a 4.30 E.R.A. during his eight year career thus far playing for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Santana was selected to the 2008 American League All-Star team and pitched a no-hitter on July 27, 2011.

Ervin Santana was a member of the Cedar Rapids Kernels squad that opened New Veterans Memorial Stadium in 2002. Santana posted a 14-8 record with a 4.16 E.R.A. in 27 starts as the Kernels finished 81-58 under manager Todd Clauss defeating Quad Cities in the opening round and then losing to Peoria in the semi finals of the Midwest League playoffs. He struck out 146 batters in 147 innings of work in…

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