Results tagged ‘ ESPN.com ’

The Harvester – Harvesting News for Alumni Reports

The Harvester – Harvesting the News for Kernels Alumni Reports

Ervin Santana (2002) struck out ten batters en route to his first career no-hitter to lead the Angels to a 3-1 win over the Indians this afternoon. Santana is the fourth player in Cedar Rapids professional baseball history to pitch a major league no-hitter joining Allie Reynolds (1940-41) (two no-hitters), Bob Forsch (1970-71) (two no-hitters) and Jerry Reuss (1967).
Peter Bourjos (2007) went 2-4 with his seventh triple of the season, a RBI, stole a base  and scored a run in the win. Howard Kendrick (2004) was 1-3, scored a run, walked and stole a pair of bases. Mike Trout (2009-10) went 0-3 with a sac fly, while Erick Aybar (2003), Mark Trumbo (2006-07) and Bobby Wilson (2004) each were 0-4 in the game.
John Lackey (2000) won his fourth straight start as the Red Sox defeated Kansas City 12-5. Lackey struck out three in 5 2/3 innings of work while allowing three earned runs on eleven hits and one walk to improve to 9-8 on the season.
Alexi Casilla (2004-05) went 2-4 with double a walk and scored a run in the Twins 7-2 win over the Rangers. Mike Napoli (2001-02) hit his 14th double of the season for the Rangers in the loss finishing 1-4 with a run scored.
Casey Kotchman (2002) was 0-2 in the Ray 13-4 loss to the Athletics. Sean Rodriguez (2004-05) went 0-3 with a walk in the game.
Brandon Wood (2004) was 0-3 with a walk in the Pirates 2-1 extra inning loss to the Braves.
Fernando Rodriguez (2005) improved to 2-0 earning the win with two scoreless innings in the Astros 4-2 victory over the Cardinals. Rodriguez struck out one while allowing one hit and two walks.

The Angels have called up 2009 MWL batting champ Alexi Amarista (2008-09)

bradenbell-thumb-450x253-2681381b.jpgAmarista Ian small.jpgAlexi Amarista (2008-09) became the third member of the 2009 Kernels squad to join the Angels. Michael Kohn started the year with the Angels and Tyler Chatwood has made three starts recently with the injuries depleting the rotation.

Alexi Amarista hit .319 with 4 HR, 10 triples, 39 doubles and 49 RBI for the Kernels in 2009. Amarista led the team with a .390 OBP and was second on the team with 38 stolen bases.
 
Angels recall infielder Alexi Amarista (2008-09) from AAA – LATimes.com

Alexi Amarista’s (2008-09) tragic past – ESPN.com

Angels hope Alexi Amarista (2008-09) can provide boost – MLB.com

kernels logo.jpg

var _gaq = _gaq || [];
_gaq.push([‘_setAccount’, ‘UA-22450972-1’]);
_gaq.push([‘_trackPageview’]);

(function() {
var ga = document.createElement(‘script’); ga.type = ‘text/javascript’; ga.async = true;
ga.src = (‘https:’ == document.location.protocol ? ‘https://ssl’ : ‘http://www’) + ‘.google-analytics.com/ga.js’;
var s = document.getElementsByTagName(‘script’)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s);
})();

The Harvester – Harvesting News for Alumni Reports

bradenbell-thumb-450x253-2681381b.jpgThe Harvester – Harvesting the News for Kernels Alumni Reports

     This

feature is a daily report sharing the links and news of Kernels
Alumni. Previously, we updated these throughout the day on Facebook as
they happened. I will be posting each morning to try and keep the links
as relevant and fresh as I can. If something comes across during the
day, it likely will sneak into another post. The Kernels won our second straight last night defeating Wisconsin 11-4 in front of a few very loyal fans braving the high winds and cold temps. The team is headed for Beloit for a three game series. It was a quiet night with a limited MLB schedule andf only one alum saw action last night. Without
further
delay, your Harvester Links for 4/15/11:

     Alexi Casilla (2004-05) went 0-3 in the Twins extra inning 4-3 loss to the Rays.

Manuel Flores (2009) Freezes Blaze with 7 K’s – MiLB.com

Extra Innings with Joe Saunders (2002) – AZCentral.com

Don’t look now, Bobby Jenks (2001) is looking good – ESPN.com

saunders53 crop.jpg     Joe Saunders posted a 3-1 record with a 1.88 E.R.A. for the 2002 Cedar
Rapids Kernels. The Angels 1st round selection (12th overall) in the
2002 draft struck out 27 batters in 28 2/3 innings of work.

The Harvester – Harvesting the News for Alumni Reports

bradenbell-thumb-450x253-2681381b.jpg

The Harvester – Harvesting the News for Kernels Alumni Reports

This feature will be a morning report sharing the links to recent news of Kernels Alumni. Previously, we updated these throughout the day on Facebook as they happened. I will be posting each morning to try and keep the links as relevant and fresh as I can. If something comes across during the day, it likely will sneak into another post. Without further delay, Your Harvester Links for 3/10/11:

Angels Trying to Reverse Trevor Reckling’s (2008) Regression – OCRegister.com

Countdown to Opening Day Video: Angels – ESPN.com

Angels 2B Howard Kendrick (2004) Draws on Lessons of Fatherhood – MLB.com

Howie kendrick.jpgHoward Kendrick (2004) was a member of the 2004 Cedar Rapids Kernels team that finished with a record of 75-64 under manager Bobby Magallanes. The Kernels lost in the 1st round of the Midwest League playoffs to the Clinton Lumbkerkings.

Kendrick finished the season with a franchise record .367 batting average and was awarded the Midwest League’s batting title (although 41 plate appearances shy of the minimum necessary to qualify, it was determined he would still have the leagues highest average if 41 at-bats were added to his totals, per Baseball Rule 10.23) In 75 games, he recorded 36 multi hit games and was named to the Midwest League Post-Season All-Star team and was a Midwest League All-Star Game selection.

Howard Kendrick enters the 2011 season with a .295 batting average, 32 HR, and 242 RBI during his five seasons playing for the Angels.

The Harvester – Harvesting the News for Alumni Reports

bradenbell-thumb-450x253-2681381b.jpg

The Harvester – Harvesting the News for Kernels Alumni Reports

     This
feature will be a morning report sharing the links to recent news of
Kernels Alumni. Previously, we updating these throughout the day on
Facebook as they happened. I will be posting each morning to try and
keep the links as relevant and fresh as I can. If something comes across
during the day, it likely will sneak into another post. Without further delay, Your Harvester Links
for 3/6/11:

Royals Pitcher Sean O’Sullivan (2007) Looks ‘Fantastic’ in Spring Sample – MLB.com

The Twins will Start Tsuyoshi Nishioka at Second, Alexi Casilla (2004-05) at Short – MLB.com

Peter Bourjos (2007) Learning Angels Outfield – ESPN.com