Category Archives: Cedar Rapids Kernels

Hall of Fame weekend: Parade, plaques and presentations

Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend got off to a great start Saturday with thousands of fans on hand for the first festivities. After arriving in the early afternoon, I walked around the Hall of Fame museum for awhile to … Continue reading

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Pedroza’s 4 RBI not enough for Peoria vs. South Bend

The second day of my road trip to Cooperstown included a Midwest League matinee at South Bend’s Four Winds Field. Peoria’s Richy Pedroza drove in four runs, but they weren’t enough as the Chiefs fell 5-4 to the Silver Hawks. Two of his … Continue reading

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Trout named MVP of MLB All-Star Game

Los Angeles Angels CF Mike Trout was named MVP of the 2014 MLB All-Star Game after going 2-for-3 with a triple and a double — both of which drove in runs for the American League. Trout, 22, is the second-youngest player … Continue reading

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Velazquez’s on-base streak reaches 70 games

South Bend Silver Hawks SS Andrew Velazquez went 3-for-5 Friday to extend his on-base streak to 70 consecutive games, one shy of the Minor League Baseball record. In addition to his three hits, Velazquez drove in a run and stole … Continue reading

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Kaminsky shuts down QC; Katz promoted to High-A

Peoria Chiefs LHP Rob Kaminsky continued his dominance of Midwest League batters Monday as he struck out seven in seven scoreless innings against the Quad Cities River Bandits. Kaminsky, the 2013 first-round draft pick of the St. Louis Cardinals, gave … Continue reading

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Big night for Haar, Schwarber

There were two big offensive performances in the Midwest League on Saturday, and both featured a pair of home runs. Cedar Rapids Kernels 3B Bryan Haar drove in seven runs via a grand slam and a three-run homer. He hit … Continue reading

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Crawford, Finnegan named All-Star Game starting pitchers

West Michigan Whitecaps RHP Jonathon Crawford and Beloit Snappers RHP Kyle Finnegan have been named the Midwest League All-Star Game starting pitchers for the Eastern Division and the Western Division, respectively. Crawford is 3-2 with a 2.58 ERA and 48 … Continue reading

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Bees, Whitecaps clinch playoff berths

The Burlington Bees and the West Michigan Whitecaps clinched the two remaining playoff berths from the first half of the Midwest League season Friday. The Burlington Bees clinched the Western Division wild card with their 6-5 win over the Cedar … Continue reading

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First-half playoff teams to be decided this weekend

The last series before the Midwest League All-Star Game begin today, which means the first-half playoff teams will be decided by the end of the weekend. Here’s the playoff picture as it is Friday morning: The Kane County Cougars clinched … Continue reading

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