Good morning everyone and welcome to the Wednesday edition of Brewer Daily News. Recently, the Milwaukee Brewers called up Jimmy Nelson, ranked the top prospect in the organization, who will be making his debut soon. In the second bit of news, last night the Brewers (59-79) lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates (81-57).
Nelson, 24, was called up to Milwaukee with the rosters expanding in September. Nelson will be making his debut soon for the Brew Crew, but he’s expected to pitch out of the bullpen and not as a starter.
“It’s something I’ve worked for for a long time,” Nelson said. “It still hasn’t hit me.” – via Brewers.com
This season in the minors, Nelson pitched in a combination of Double-A and Triple-A, both leagues that he was successful in. Overall, Nelson’s 2013 numbers were solid with a 10-10 record, an ERA of 3.25 and made 27 starts while pitching 152.1 innings.
Last night the Brewers fell 4-3 to the Pirates. Yovani Gallardo started for Milwaukee and was solid, but didn’t factor into a decision. Gallardo went seven innings and surrendered two runs on five hits, three walks and struck out six.
For the Pirates, rookie Gerrit Cole took the mound and performed well, but walked away with a no-decision. Cole pitched six innings and gave up two runs on five hits, one walk and struck out five.
In the first inning, Jonathan Lucroy knocked in the first runs for Milwaukee when he hit a two-run single to left field. Jean Segura hit in the Brewers’ third run in the eighth when he hit a single that scored Caleb Gindl.
Tonight the teams play in the finale of the three game set at 8:10 p.m. ET / 7:10 p.m. CT. The projected starters are Francisco Liriano (15-6, 2.57 ERA) for Pittsburgh and Wily Peralta (8-14, 4.51 ERA) for Milwaukee.