Results tagged ‘ Midwest League ’

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 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.

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 2, 2010 – Jean Segura

On September 2, 2010, Jean Segura went 3-4 at the plate with a HR, a RBI and scored a pair of runs as the Cedar Rapids Kernels defeated the Burlington Bees 4-1. 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.

Jean Segura hit .313 with 24 doubles, 12 triples, 10 HR, 79 RBI and stole 50 bases in 130 games during the 2010 season for the Kernels. Segura was selected to play in the Midwest League All-Star game. He appeared in the 2012 Futures Game along with former Kernels Ariel Pena (2010) and Tyler Skaggs (2010) during the MLB All-Star festivities. Jean Segura hit .293 with 12 doubles, 4 HR, 26 RBI and stole 18 bases playing for the Tempe Angels and the Inland Empire 66ers in 2011. Segura hit .294 with 10 doubles, 7 HR, 40 RBI and stole 33 bases for the Arkansas Travelers in 93 games in 2012 before making his MLB debut on July 24, 2012.

The Milwaukee Brewers traded Zach Greinke to the Los Angeles Angels to acquire three former Kernels who were each were highly touted Angels prospects on July 27, 2012. Jean Segura, Johnny Hellweg and Ariel Pena (2010) were each included in the deal. Segura hit .433 with three doubles, four RBI and stole four bases for the Huntsville Stars before earning a promotion to join the Brewers. He has hit .200 with a triple, seven RBI and has stole three bases in 20 games with Milwaukee.

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 29, 2010 – Randal Grichuk

On August 29, 2010,  Randal Grichuk went 2-4 at the plate with a HR, two RBI and scored a pair of runs as the Cedar Rapids Kernels defeated the Quad Cities River Bandits 5-2. Randal Grichuk hit .292 with 19 doubles, 7 HR and 36 RBI in 52 games during the 2010 season for the Kernels. 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. Grichuk returned to play in 32 games for the 2011 Kernels squad hitting .230 with 2 HR and 13 RBI. Cedar Rapids finished the 2011 season with a 61-78 record under manager Brent Del Chiaro.

Randal Grichuk hit .283 with 4 doubles, 1 HR and 6 RBI for the Inland Empire 66ers (Hi-A) in 14 games after being promoted in 2011. Grichuk is hitting .290 with 27 doubles, 9 triples, 17 HR and 66 RBI 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 – August 23, 2007 – Ryan Mount

On August 23, 2007,  Ryan Mount went 2-3 at the plate with a HR, three RBI, a walk and scored a run as the Cedar Rapids Kernels defeated the Swing of the Quad Cities 9-0. 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 is hitting .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 – August 23, 2007 – Peter Bourjos

On August 23, 2007,  Peter Bourjos went 1-3 at the plate with a HR, two RBI, a sacrifice fly and scored a run as the Kernels defeated the Burlington Bees 7-1. Peter Bourjos hit .274 with 9 doubles, 5 HR and 29 RBI in 63 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.

Peter Bourjos made his big league debut on August 3, 2010. Bourjos hit .271 with 26 doubles, 12 HR, 43 RBI and stole 22 bases for the Angels in 147 games in 2011. He led the American League with 11 triples. Bourjos is hitting .227 with 3 HR and 19 RBI in 88 games for the Angels 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 22, 2009 – Jon Townsend (2009)

On August 22, 2009, Jon Townsend went 4-4 at the plate with a pair of HR, seven RBI and scored a pair of runs as the Cedar Rapids Kernels topped the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 11-2. Townsend hit .229 with 9 doubles, 5 HR, 32 RBI and stole 8 bases in 69 games for the 2009 Kernels squad. Cedar Rapids 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.

Jon Townsend hit .251 with 15 HR and 89 RBI in 241 games over four minor league seasons with the Angels organization. Townsend last played for the Angels system in 2011. He hit .349 in 13 games with Inland Empire (High A) before earning a promotion to Arkansas (AA). He hit .262 with 2 HR and 17 RBI in 53 games for the Travelers after the promotion. Townsend signed a contract to play for the St. Paul Saints of the American Association for the 2012 season. He is hitting .294 with 18 doubles, 3 HR and 34 RBI in 64 games for the Saints.

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.