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This date in Kernels history – August 11, 2009 – Tyler Chatwood

On August 11, 2009, Tyler Chatwood worked 6 shutout innings as the Cedar Rapids Kernels defeated the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 3-2. Chatwood struck out six while walking two and allowing two hits to earn the victory.

Tyler Chatwood posted an 8-7 record with a 4.02 ERA in 24 starts for the 2009 Cedar Rapids Kernels. Chatwood struck out 106 batters in 116 1/3 innings of work and was selected to the mid-season Midwest League All-Star squad. Cedar Rapids 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.

Tyler Chatwood made his MLB debut on April 11, 2011 versus the Cleveland Indians. Chatwood went 6-11 with a 4.75 ERA starting 25 games in his rookie season this year. He struck out 74 batters in 142 innings of work. On November 30, 2011, the Colorado Rockies traded Chris Iannetta to the Los Angeles Angels to acquire Chatwood. Chatwood picked up the win in the Rockies 3-0 win over the San Francisco Giants last night to improve to 2-2 with one save this the season. He has struck out 11 and posted a 5.04 E.R.A. in 21 1/3 innings of work appearing in 9 games in 2012. Chatwood has a career record of 8-13 with a 4.79 E.R.A. in two seasons playing for the Angels and Rockies.

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 alumni history – November 30, 2011 – Tyler Chatwood

On November 30, 2011, the Colorado Rockies traded Chris Iannetta to the Los Angeles Angels to acquire Tyler Chatwood (Cedar Rapids Kernels – 2009).

Tyler Chatwood went 6-11 with a 4.75 ERA starting 25 games in his rookie season this year. Chatwood struck out 74 batters in 142 innings of work.

Tyler Chatwood posted an 8-7 record with a 4.02 ERA in 24 starts for the 2009 Cedar Rapids Kernels who finished 78-60 under manager Bill Mosiello.

This date in Kernels alumni history – July 26, 1993

On July 26, 1993, Freddie Benavides (Cedar Rapids Reds – 1987-88) went 2-4 with a double, a HR, a RBI and scored a pair of runs in the Colorado Rockies 12-7 loss to the Atlanta Braves.

Freddie Benavides hit .253 with 4 HR and 52 RBI during his four year MLB career playing for the Reds, Rockies and Expos.

Freddie Benavides was a member of the 1987 and 1988 Cedar Rapids Reds teams. The team finished 1987 with a 70-70 mark in 1987. In 1988, Cedar Rapids finished the regular season with a 87-53 record before defeating Springfield and Kenosha en route to the Midwest League Championship. Benavides hit .133 in five games in 1987 before returning in 1988 to hit .223 with 1 HR in 88 games for Cedar Rapids.

This date in Kernels alumni history – June 13, 1995

On June 13, 1995, Jeff Branson (Cedar Rapids Reds – 1989-90) went 3-4 at the plate with a HR, a RBI and scored two runs in the Cincinnati Reds 6-4 loss to the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field.

Jeff Branson hit .246 with 34 HR and 156 RBI during his 9 year MLB career playing for the Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Jeff Branson played for the 1989 and 1990 Cedar Rapids Reds squads. In 1989, Branson hit .281 with 10 HR and 68 RBI in 127 games as the Reds finished 80-57 under manager Dave Miley. The 1989 Cedar Rapids Reds lost to Springfield in the opening round of the playoffs. In 1990, Branson hit .251 with 6 HR and 24 RBI in 62 games and the team finished with a 88-46 mark under manager Dave Miley. The 1990 Cedar Rapids Reds squad lost to the Quad Cities team in the opening round.

Jeff Branson is currently the hitting coach for the Indianapolis Indians, the AAA affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

This date in Kernels alumni history – June 6, 1993

On June 6, 1993, Chris Jones (Cedar Rapids Reds – 1986) was 3-5 at the plate with two HR, four RBI and scored two runs in the Colorado Rockies 11-7 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies at Veterans Stadium.

Chris Jones hit .252 with 30 HR and 131 RBI during his nine year MLB career. Jones played for the Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Colorado Rockies, New York Mets, San Diego Padres, Arizona Diamondbacks, San Francisco Giants and the Milwaukee Brewers.

Chris Jones was part of the 1986 Cedar Rapids Reds team that finished 70-70 under managers Gene Dusan and Paul Kirsch. Jones hit .247 with 20 HR in 128 games for the Cedar Rapids Reds that season.