Category Archives: Cedar Rapids Kernels

TinCaps win, completing MWL playoff picture

It took until the final day of the regular season, but the Midwest League playoff picture is finally complete after the Fort Wayne TinCaps claimed the Eastern Division’s second-half wild-card spot. The TinCaps led the wild-card standings by a half-game … Continue reading

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Former MWL skipper Lawless named Astros’ interim manager

The Houston Astros fired skipper Bo Porter today and named Tom Lawless their interim manager. Lawless managed five seasons in the Midwest League, for the Angels, Cardinals and Padres organizations. His managerial career began with a three-year stint in Cedar … Continue reading

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TinCaps lead ED wild-card race with one day left

With one day left in the regular season, the Midwest League’s second-half Eastern Division wild card is still undecided — but the Fort Wayne TinCaps have the easiest route to winning it. Sunday ended with the TinCaps leading the wild-card … Continue reading

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Dragons, TinCaps tied for Eastern Division wild-card lead

As I wrote yesterday, the race for the second-half Eastern Division wild-card spot in the Midwest League playoffs is a close five-team race. Now, with only four days left in the regular season, it’s even closer. Here’s the short version: … Continue reading

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Captains, Kernels clinch 2nd-half division titles

The Midwest League playoff picture became clearer Wednesday night, but the second-half wild-card teams are still to be determined for both divisions. In the Eastern Division, the Lake County Captains clinched the second-half division title, which means they will face … Continue reading

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River Bandits extend PDC with Astros through 2016

In a joint press conference held Tuesday at Modern Woodmen Park, the Quad Cities River Bandits and the Houston Astros announced a two-year extension of their player development contract (PDC), which now runs through the 2016 season. Previously teamed with the … Continue reading

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Bernard named MWL MVP; Velazquez is Prospect of Year

West Michigan Whitecaps OF Wynton Bernard was named the Midwest League MVP for 2014, while South Bend Silver Hawks SS Andrew Velazquez was named the league’s Prospect of the Year. Bernard is batting .328 with 6 HR, 45 RBI, 44 … Continue reading

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