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This date in Kernels history – September 4, 2009 – Will Smith

On September 4, 2009 Will Smith pitched eight innings while allowing one run as the Cedar Rapids Kernels defeated the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 5-2. Smith struck out five while walking one and allowed two hits 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 4-7 record with a 5.45 E.R.A. in 12 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.

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.

This date in Kernels history – August 19, 2007 – Mark Trumbo & Barret Browning

On August 19, 2007,  Mark Trumbo hit a HR in both games as the Cedar Rapids Kernels swept the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in a doubleheader. Trumbo went 1-4 and hit his 12th HR with one on in the first to give the Kernels an early lead as the Kernels won 5-4 in game one. He added his 13th HR of the season in the fourth inning to break a 1-1 tie. Stantrell Smith homered in the sixth and Barret Browning worked a scoreless seventh for his eighth save of the season as the Kernels took game two 3-1.

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 .287 with 16 doubles, 29 HR (7th in the A.L.) and 75 RBI in 110 games for the Angels this season. Trumbo’s .548 slugging percentage is currently the sixth highest in the American League and he is tenth with 229 total bases.

Barret Browning posted a 9-4 record with 8 saves and a 2.80 E.R.A in 48 games for the 2007 Cedar Rapids Kernels. He struck out 74 batters in 74 innings of work in 2007. Browning made his major league debut on June 30, 2012 with the St. Louis Cardinals. He was acquired by the Cardinals in the AAA phase of the Rule V draft this past off season. Browning was 2-3 with a 1.89 E.R.A. in 30 games for the Memphis Redbirds this season before his promotion. He has a 0-0 record with a 1.59 E.R.A. in six appearances out of the Cardinals bullpen. Browning has a 1-2 record with a 4.00 E.R.A. in 20 games out of the Cardinals bullpen. He has struck out ten while allowing 13 hits and eight runs in 18 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 – 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 history – July 5, 2010 – Mike Trout

On July 5, 2010,  Mike Trout went 2-4 at the plate with a double, a RBI a walk, scored three runs and stole his 41st base of the season as the Kernels defeated the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 13-5.

Mike Trout hit .267 in 5 games for the 2009 Kernels squad late in the season. Trout returned to Cedar Rapids in 2010 where he hit .362 with 19 doubles,7 triples, 6 HR, 39 RBI and stole 45 bases in 81 games. He was named to the 2010 Midwest League All-Star game, played in the XM Futures Game in Anaheim and swept Midwest League post season awards winning the 2010 MWL batting title, MWL Player of the Year award and MWL Prospect of the year award. Trout became the youngest recipient of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award as the Topps Minor League Player of the Year in 2010. He earned Baseball America’s Minor League Player of the Year Award in 2011. 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.

Mike Trout hit .326 with 18 doubles, 13 triples, 11 HR, 38 RBI and stole 33 bases for the Arkansas Travelers in 91 games in 2011. Trout made his MLB debut on July 8, 2011 and hit .220 with 6 doubles, 5 HR, 16 RBI and stole 4 bases in 40 games for the Angels in 2011. He began the 2012 season with the Salt Lake Bees before rejoining the Angels. Trout has earned a spot on the American League All-Star squad in 2012. He is leading the league with a .343 batting average and 23 stolen bases in 60 games for the Angels. Trout has 15 doubles, three triples, 10 HR, 36 RBI and has scored 52 runs (10th in the A.L.) since his promotion. His .399 OBP is the is the fourth best in the American League and his .950 OPS is the 7th highest.

Cedar Rapids’ 2010 Midwest League All-Stars

(Garrett Richards, Mike Kenney, Casey Haerther, Tyler Skaggs, Mike Trout, Jean Segura, Fabio Martinez)

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 – June 4, 2009 – Ryan Chaffee

On June 4, 2009, Ryan Chaffee worked six shutout innings as the Cedar Rapids Kernels defeated the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 8-0. Chaffee struck out six while issuing three walks and allowing one hit to earn the win.

Ryan Chaffee posted a 8-8 record with a 4.33 E.R.A. in 23 games for Cedar Rapids in 2009. Chaffee struck out 121 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 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.

Ryan Chaffee posted a 3-11 record with a 7.19 E.R.A. splitting time between Inland Empire (High A) and Salt Lake (AAA) in 2011. Chaffee was 2-0 with 7 saves and a 2.38 E.R.A. in 18 games for Inland Empire this season before a recent promotion to join the Arkansas Travelers (AA).

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 – June 3, 2009 – Manny Correa

On June 3, 2009, Manny Correa worked eight innings while allowing one run as the Cedar Rapids Kernels defeated the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 4-1. Correa struck out six while allowing four hits to earn the victory.

Manny Correa posted a 8-10 record with a 4.47 E.R.A in 27 starts for the 2009 Cedar Rapids Kernels. He struck out 69 batters in 163 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. Correa also pitched for the 2010 and 2011 Kernels squads. He went 1-1 with a save and a 2.45 E.R.A. in 11 games in 2010 and the returned to go 1-1 with three saves and a 2.77 E.R.A. in 32 games last season. Manny Correa has started the 2012 season with the Inland Empire 66ers.

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 – June 1, 2009 – Tyler Chatwood

On June 1, 2009, Tyler Chatwood worked 5 2/3 shutout innings as the Cedar Rapids Kernels defeated the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 1-0. Chatwood struck out seven while walking six 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 has started the 2012 season with the Colorado Sky Sox (AAA).

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.