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This date in Kernels history – September 8, 2010 – Jose Jimenez

On September 8, 2010, Jose Jimenez went 2-3 at the plate with a HR, two RBI, a walk and scored a run as the Cedar Rapids Kernels defeated the Clinton Lumberkings 3-2 in game one of the best-of-three opening round of the Midwest League playoffs. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 82-56 record under manager Bill Mosiello. The Kernels lost to Clinton in the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs.

Jose Jimenez hit .245 with 15 doubles, 7 HR, 42 RBI and stole 50 bases in 88 games during the 2010 season for the Kernels. Jimenez hit .248 with 6 doubles, 3 HR and 14 RBI in 62 games playing for the Inland Empire 66ers in 2012.

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.

This date in Kernels history – September 7, 2007 – Ryan Mount

On September 7, 2007,  Ryan Mount went 4-4 at the plate with a double, a triple and scored a pair of runs as the Cedar Rapids Kernels fell 5-4 to the Clinton Lumberkings in the final game of the Midwest League semi-finals. Mount hit .778 during the series. Ryan Mount hit .251 with 11 doubles, 7 HR and 36 RBI in 85 games during the 2007 season for the Kernels. 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.

Ryan Mount hit .329 with 12 doubles, 5 HR and 34 RBI in 47 games playing for the Arkansas Travelers in 2011. Mount hit .236 with 13 doubles, five HR and 26 RBI in 71 games for Arkansas this season.

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.

This date in Kernels history – September 5, 2007 – Trevor Bell & Mark Trumbo

On September 5, 2007, Trevor Bell allowed one run in seven innings to earn the win as the Kernels defeated the Clinton Lumberkings 4-1 in the opening game of the best-of-three Midwest League playoff series. Bell struck out five while allowing three hits in the victory. Bell recorded 11 straight outs after allowing a first-inning double and then set down nine of the final 10 batters he faced. Mark Trumbo went 2-4 in the game with a double and a solo HR in the sixth inning that increased the Kernels lead to 3-1.

This was the first Kernels playoff game I got to enjoy as a member of the front office. Our 2005 and 2006 squads did not make a playoff appearance. The Kernels went on to make four straight playoff appearances from 2007-10. The streak tied our franchise record, which had been accomplished twice before with four year runs between 1939-42 (Cedar Rapids Raiders – Ollie Marquardt – 4, MGR) and 1994-97 (Cedar Rapids Kernels – Tom Lawless – 3, Mario Mendoza – 1, MGR).

Trevor Bell posted a 8-4 record with a 4.14 E.R.A. in 21 starts for Cedar Rapids in 2007. Bell struck out 90 batters in 115 1/3 innings of work. 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. Bell returned to Cedar Rapids in 2008 and posted a 1-0 mark with a 2.12 E.R.A. in 3 games striking out 13 batters in 17 innings of work.

Trevor Bell made his major league debut on August 12, 2009 with the Los Angeles Angels. Bell has compiled a 4-8 record with a 5.21 E.R.A. in 52 games over three seasons with the Angels. He had posted a 1-6 record with a 8.27 E.R.A. for the Salt Lake Bees before the Angels released him in late July.

Mark Trumbo hit .272 with 27 doubles, 14 HR and 76 RBI in 128 games during the 2007 season for the Kernels. Trumbo hit .220 with 13 HR and 59 RBI for the 2006 Kernels squad which finished 65-74 under manager Bobby Magallanes.

Mark Trumbo finished second in the American League Rookie of the Year voting to Jeremy Hellickson of the Tampa Bay Rays in 2011. Trumbo collected five first place votes and finished with 63 points compared to Hellickson’s 17 first place votes and 102 points. Trumbo led the Angels in HR and RBI. He finished the year hitting .254 with 29 HR and 87 RBI.

Mark Trumbo earned his first American League All-Star appearance in 2012. Trumbo is hitting .273 with 16 doubles, 30 HR (7th in the A.L.) and 83 RBI in 124 games for the Angels this season.

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.

This date in Kernels history – September 1, 2008 – Gabe Jacobo

On September 1, 2008, Gabe Jacobo went 434 at the plate with a HR, a RBI and scored a pair of runs as the Cedar Rapids Kernels defeated the Clinton Lumberkings 5-4.

Gabe Jacobo hit .320 with 12 doubles, 3 HR and 24 RBI in 34 games for Cedar Rapids in 2008. 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. Jacobo returned in 2009 to hit .257 with 27 doubles, 9 triples, 10 HR and 72 RBI in 118 games. The 2009 squad finished the season with a 78-60 record under manager Bill Mosiello. The Kernels topped Peoria in the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs before falling to Burlington in the semifinals.

Gabe Jacobo hit .270 with 13 doubles, 10 HR and 49 RBI in 86 games for the Arkansas Travelers in 2011. The Blue Jays selected Gabe Jacobo in the Triple-A phase of the Rule V draft this past off-season. Jacobo started the 2012 season with the Dunedin Blue Jays where he hit .338 with 14 doubles, 6 HR and 27 RBI in 31 games before earning a promotion to New Hampshire (AA). He has hit .322 with eight doubles, two HR and nine RBI in 24 games for the Fisher Cats.

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.

This date in Kernels history – August 25, 2009 – Will Smith

On August 25, 2009 Will Smith worked six innings while allowing one run as the Cedar Rapids Kernels defeated the Clinton Lumberkings 8-1. Smith struck out six without issuing a walk and allowed four hits and one run to earn the victory.

Will Smith posted a 10-5 record with a 3.76 E.R.A in 19 starts for the 2009 Cedar Rapids Kernels. He struck out 95 batters in 115 innings of work. The 2009 Kernels squad finished with a 78-60 record under manager Bill Mosiello defeating the Peoria Chiefs in the opening round of the playoffs before losing in the semifinals to the Burlington Bees.

Will Smith was acquired by the Kansas City Royals along with Sean O’Sullivan (2007) in exchange for Alberto Callaspo (2003) on July 22, 2010. Smith made his major league debut on May 23, 2012 at Yankee Stadium. He has posted a 4-5 record with a 5.40 E.R.A. in ten starts for the Royals. Smith had compiled a 4-4 mark with a 3.61 E.R.A. in 15 starts for the Omaha Storm Chasers (AAA) before his promotion.

Will Smith shared this photo of him in the Green Monster at Fenway earlier today on Twitter. Follow him at @White_Willy31

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.

This date in Kernels history – August 21, 2007 – Sean O’Sullivan

On August 21, 2007, Sean O’Sullivan worked eight shutout innings to earn the win as the Kernels defeated the Burlington Bees 6-1. O’Sullivan struck out six without issuing a walk while allowing four hits in the victory.

Sean O’Sullivan posted a 10-7 record with a 2.22 E.R.A. in 25 starts for Cedar Rapids in 2007. O’Sullivan struck out 125 batters in 158 1/3 innings of work. 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.

Sean O’Sullivan made his major league debut on June 16, 2009 with the Los Angeles Angels. O’Sullivan was acquired along with Will Smith by the Kansas City Royals in exchange for Alberto Callaspo on July 22, 2010. On June 21, 2012, the Royals announced that they have sent pitcher Sean O’Sullivan (2007) to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for cash considerations. He has compiled a 10-14 record with a 6.13 E.R.A. in 43 games over three MLB seasons with the Angels and the Royals. O’Sullivan had posted a 5-4 record with 1 save and a 6.75 E.R.A. in 17 games including five starts for the Omaha Storm Chasers (AAA) prior to the trade to the Blue Jays. He has been an impressive 9-1 with a 2.18 E.R.A. in 11 starts for the Las Vegas 51s (AAA) since the deal. O’Sullivan has struck out 36 in 70 1/3 innings of work for Las Vegas.

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.

This date in Kernels history – August 20, 2005 – Karl Gelinas

On August 20, 2005, Karl Gelinas worked 8 1/3 scoreless innings to improve to 8-8 on the season and lead the Cedar Rapids Kernels to a 4-0 win over the Clinton Lumberkings. Gelinas struck out nine without issuing a walk while allowing three hits in the win. Karl Gelinas went 11-8 with a 3.81 E.R.A. in 26 games for Cedar Rapids in 2005. Gelinas struck out 78 batters in 151 innings of work. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 65-75 record under manager Bobby Magallanes.

Karl Gelinas compiled a 18-23 record in four seasons in the Angels minor league system reaching the AAA level with the Salt Lake Stingers / Bees. Gelinas has played the last six seasons with the Le Capitales de Quebec club in the Canadian-American Association. He has compiled a 31-19 record with a 3.13 E.R.A in 79 games according to baseballreference.com. Gelinas is 9-3 with a 2.52 E.R.A. this season in 17 starts. He has struck out 93 in 118 innings of work as the team leads the league with a 56-31 record under manager Pat Scalabrini.

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.

This date in Kernels history – August 15, 2009 – Roberto Lopez

On August 15, 2009, Roberto Lopez went 3-4 at the plate with a HR, three RBI, walked, stole a base and scored a run as the Cedar Rapids Kernels defeated the Clinton Lumberkings 6-2.

Roberto Lopez hit .271 with 18 doubles, 11 HR and 67 RBI in 94 games for the 2009 Kernels squad. The Kernels finished with a 78-60 record under manager Bill Mosiello defeating the Peoria Chiefs in the opening round of the playoffs before losing in the semifinals to the Burlington Bees.

Roberto Lopez hit .266 with 31 doubles, 12 HR and 32 RBI between Arkansas (AA) and Salt Lake (AAA) in 2011. Lopez has hit .264 with 33 doubles, 12 HR and 70 RBI in 117 games playing for the Arkansas Travelers in 2012.

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.

This date in Kernels history – August 12, 2011 – Travis Witherspoon

On August 12, 2011,  Travis Witherspoon led off the game with a home run and went 2-3 and scored a pair of runs to lead the Cedar Rapids Kernels to a 2-1 win against the Clinton Lumberkings. Travis Witherspoon hit .245 with 12 HR, 42 RBI and stole 44 bases in 102 games during the 2011 season for the Kernels. Witherspoon was selected to the 2011 Midwest League All-Star game squad where he won the Home Run Derby. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 61-78 record under manager Brent Del Chiaro.

Travis Witherspoon hit .279 with 4 doubles, 1 HR and 10 RBI for the Inland Empire 66ers (Hi-A) in 16 games after his promotion in 2011. Witherspoon started the started the 2012 season back with the 66ers where he hit .319 with 10 doubles, 5 triple, 7 HR, 27 RBI and stole 25 bases in 67 games before earning a promotion to Arkansas (AA). He has hit .238 with 9 doubles, 2 triples, 5 HR and 15 RBI in 32 games for the Travelers

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.

This date in Kernels history – August 6, 2007 – Mark Trumbo @MTrumbo44 & Bobby Cassevah

On August 6, 2007,  Mark Trumbo went 1-4 and hit his 11th HR of the season in the sixth inning to start a five run rally to lead the Cedar Rapids Kernels to a 5-3 victory over the Clinton Lumberkings. Bobby Cassevah earned the win with two scoreless innings of relief work. Cassevah struck out two while allowing one hit. Warner Madrigal came on in the ninth to preserve the victory for his 11th save of the season.

Mark Trumbo hit .272 with 27 doubles, 14 HR and 76 RBI in 128 games during the 2007 season for the Kernels. 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. Trumbo hit .220 with 13 HR and 59 RBI for the 2006 Kernels squad which finished 65-74 under manager Bobby Magallanes.

Mark Trumbo finished second in the American League Rookie of the Year voting to Jeremy Hellickson of the Tampa Bay Rays in 2011. Trumbo collected five first place votes and finished with 63 points compared to Hellickson’s 17 first place votes and 102 points. Trumbo led the Angels in HR and RBI. He finished the year hitting .254 with 29 HR and 87 RBI.

Mark Trumbo earned his first American League All-Star appearance in 2012. Trumbo is hitting .305 with 16 doubles, 26 HR (4th in the A.L.) and 65 RBI (5th in the A.L.) in 84 games for the Angels this season. Trumbo’s .979 OPS is currently the fourth highest in the American League.

Bobby Cassevah posted a 2-1 record with 1 save and a 2.32 E.R.A. in 18 appearances out of the Kernels bullpen. Cassevah struck out 25 in 31 innings of work. He made his MLB debut on April 9, 2010 with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Cassevah has compiled a 3-3 record with a 3.20 E.R.A. in 50 games out of the Angels bullpen between 2010-12. He is 1-0 with a 7.20 E.R.A. in four games with the Angels this season.

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.