July 15, 2013
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Former Alabama pitcher Jimmy Nelson (2008-10) pitched a scoreless seventh inning for team USA in the 2013 MLB Futures All-Star Game on Sunday afternoon from Citi Field in New York. Team USA went on to win the game 4-2.
Nelson entered the game with his team leading 3-2, heading to the top of the seventh inning. He got Ji-Man Choi to fly out to open then inning then walked Jesus Galindo. Nelson got pinch-hitter Francisco Lindor to ground into an inning-ending, 6-4-3 double-play to hold the one-run lead for the USA squad.
A member of the Milwaukee Brewers organization, Nelson was named the No. 8 minor league prospect in the organization before the season starters. He currently plays for the Nashville Sounds, the Triple-A affiliate of the Brewers. He has started six games for the Sounds, posting a 1-3 record with a 2.62 ERA in 32.1 innings.
Nelson opened the 2013 season in Double-A, where he made 12 starts, posting a 5-4 record with a 2.74 ERA for the Huntsville Stars. In his 69.0 innings with the Stars, he collected 72 strikeouts, while walking 15 and holding opponents to a .241 average before being called up to the Triple-A club.
In his three seasons with the Crimson Tide, Nelson appeared in 58 games with 24 as a starter. He posted a 14-9 career record with a 4.61 ERA in 189.1 innings in Tuscaloosa. As a junior in 2010, Nelson helped the Tide advance to the NCAA Super Regionals, after posting a 9-3 record with a 4.01 ERA in 110.0 innings pitched and three complete games.
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