Good morning everyone and welcome to the Saturday edition of Brewer Daily News. Milwaukee Brewers’ pitching prospect Jimmy Nelson continues to climb the ranks as he’s now become the top prospect in the organization. In the second bit of news, last night the Brewers (42-60) lost to the Colorado Rockies (50-54).
Nelson, 24, has begun to work his way up the Brewers’ list of eventual players to make a debut soon. Now, Nelson sits alone at the top of the Brewers’ prospect list, above prospects Taylor Jungmann, Johnny Hellweg and Tyrone Taylor. Nelson has also improved heavily on his strikeout-to-walk ratio between this year and 2012.
“I walked too many guys toward the second half of the season,” Nelson said. “It was mechanical, a little mental and also physical, just being healthy and stuff.” – via Brewers.com
In Nashville this season, Nelson is 2-3 with an ERA of 3.29 in seven starts. In those games, Nelson has struck out 36 batters while walking 26 in 38.1 innings of work. When the team expands the roster in September for the call-ups, Nelson may very well be a part of that.
Last night the Brewers were crushed 8-3 by the Rockies in Colorado. Wily Peralta took the mound for Milwaukee and was completely pummeled, receiving his 10th loss on the season. Peralta only lasted 3 2/3 of an inning while giving up eight runs (five earned) on seven hits, three walks and struck out two. Reliever Rob Wooten made his major league debut and pitched two scoreless innings while giving up two hits and struck out one.
Tyler Chatwood was the starter for Colorado and did well, picking up his seventh win this year. Chatwood pitched seven innings while giving up two runs on six hits, no walks and struck out 11. Manny Corpas gave up one run in two innings of work out of the bullpen.
The Brewers didn’t score until the sixth inning after being down 8-0. Norichika Aoki hit a single that scored Rickie Weeks to start things off. Soon after that, Logan Schafer hit into a fielder’s choice that Aoki was able to score on. In the top of the ninth, Carlos Gomez hit a solo home run, his 17th of the year.
Tonight the teams play in game two of the three game set at 8:10 p.m. ET / 7:10 p.m. CT. The projected starters are Tom Gorzelanny (1-4, 2.47 ERA) for Milwaukee and Collin McHugh (0-1, 10.29 ERA) for Colorado.