Full name RICHARD LA MBERT RUNDLES ...Resides in Jefferson City, TN...Married, wife's name is Kimberly...
Enjoys spending the off-season golfing, watching college football and backpacking in the Smoky Mountains with
family and friends....Favorite college football team is University of Tennessee, Knoxville....Was a 1999 graduate
of Jefferson County High School, Dandridge, TN...Currently the first and only player in Jefferson County to ever
be drafted right out of high school.2008Had an outstanding season in relief at AAA Buffalo where he was the only member of the Bisons to earn a nod
on the International League All-Star Team...Spent the entire season at Buffalo where he was 5-4 w/ 4SV &
a 2.91 ERA (52.2IP, 40H, 18R/17ER, 24BB, 60K) in 55 appearances...His 55 games were the 3rd most in the
Int'l League...Allowed just 1 run over his last 16 app. (12.0IP, 5H, 1R/ER, 2BB, 15K) at Buffalo dating back to July 26...Struck
out 5 batters in 2.1IP on June 4 vs. Charlotte....At Buffalo batters hit just .205 (40-195, 3HR) off him as he
struck out 60 batters in 52.2IP (10.3 SO per 9.0IP)...Lefties hit just .165 (17-103, 1HR, .233 slg) and RHH
batted .250 (23-92, 2HR)...Batters hit .215 (17-79) with runners on base and .224 (11-49) with RISP (.135,
3-22 with RISP-2outs)...Was 4-1 w/a 0.87 in 10 May outings (10.1IP, 6H, 1ER, 10K) and 0-0-1 w/a 0.93 ERA
in 13 August outings (9.2IP, 5H, 1R/ER, 11K)...Contract was purchased from AAA Buffalo on Sept. 2 and made his Major League debut on Sept. 3 vs. Chicago-
AL (4 pitch walk to Thome)...Was impressive over his 8 outings, allowing a run in just 1 of them...Lefties were
2 for 12 (.167) and yielded an on-base % of .333 to lefties (.167SLG, 2 singles).2005
Pitched a career-high 159.1 innings, which ranked 5th in the Eastern League, in his second consecutive season at Double-A Harrisburg.
His 13 losses led the Eastern League and 27 starts were T-2nd. Lost each of his last six decisions and 10 of his last 11.
Three of his losses and four of his no-decisions came when allowing two earned runs or less.
Held opponents to a .245 batting average with bases empty...opponents hit .333 with runners on base.
Posted a 4-2 record in May (2.91 ERA) that included a four-game winning streak from 5/13-29.
His single-game strikeout high was eight set on two occasions, 5/13 vs. Trenton and 7/9 at Altoona.
Tossed a 9-inning complete game on 5/24 at Reading, allowing three runs on five hits.