Milwaukee Brewers Minors: Jimmy Nelson pitches well again
All of the Milwaukee Brewers minor league affiliates looked good in wins today!
San Antonio Missions (24-17) vs. Memphis Redbirds (21-20)
Jimmy Nelson made another huge step towards returning to the Milwaukee Brewers as the Missions got the 5-3 win against Memphis.
Nelson went 5 2/3 innings, striking out eight, allowing just three hits, and gave up no runs. In three games, Jimmy is 2-0 with a 3.77 ERA and 1.12 WHIP.
Taylor Williams was stellar in 1 1/3 innings striking out three. Angel Perdomo had a rough go, striking out two while giving up two runs. Jake Petricka picked up his second save on the season.
As for the offense, seven hits was enough, including doubles from Nate Orf, Tyler Saladino, and Corey Ray. Saladino drove in two runs, giving him 25 on the season. He also took two walks and is hitting .296 through 34 games.
The Missions continue the series tomorrow.
Biloxi Shuckers (22-20) vs. Chattanooga Lookouts (21-19)
The Biloxi Shuckers won their fourth in a row and second against the Lookouts on Friday night 7-1.
Biloxi had 13 hits, including four doubles. Trent Grisham led the way with three hits and two RBIs. Michael O’Neill, Patrick Leonard, and Luis Aviles Jr. each collected two hits and scored four of the seven runs for the Shuckers.
Johan Belisario collected his third win of the season, going six innings, striking out six, and allowing only four hits. Justin Topa pitched a scoreless seventh while Cody Ponce closed out the game, allowing a run over two innings of work.
Carolina Mudcats (25-16) vs. Fayetteville Woodpeckers (19-22)
The Mudcats, led by Mario Feliciano, Joantgel Segovia and Ryan Aguilar, cruised to a 9-2 victory in the series opener.
Feliciano, Segovia, and Aguilar combined for eight hits and drove in all nine runs, with two home runs, a double and five singles. Feliciano drove in five and now has 29 RBIs. Segovia still lead the Cats with a .317 average.
Dylan File pitched well, going five innings with four strikeouts and gave up the two runs. Michael Peterson and J.T. Hintzen went four scoreless in relief.
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (18-20) vs. Burlington Bees (24-17)
Trailing 9-1 going into the eighth inning, most teams would give up, but the Rattlers put 13 on the board in the last two innings to get the win 14-9 against Burlington.
The comeback started with back-to-back bases loaded walks, followed by a two run single by Antonio Pinero which led to a three run home run by Gabriel Garcia.
David Fry got the scoring going on the ninth on a game tying single. He was followed two batters later by a Je’Von Ward triple to make it 12-9. The Rattlers added two more to close out the win.
Jesus Lujano went 3-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Ward, Garcia and Pinero accounted for five hits and 10 RBIs in the win.
Chad Whitmer got the win after pitching just 1 1/3 innings in relief to close out the game.
All in all, it was a good night for the Milwaukee Brewers minor league affiliates, with a strong rehab outing from Jimmy Nelson and a comeback victory for the Timber Rattlers.