Top prospect Nelson throws seven scoreless

Top prospect Nelson throws seven scoreless

Right-hander Jimmy Nelson, the Brewers' No. 1 prospect and No. 81 overall, threw seven scoreless innings to lead Triple-A Nashville to a 7-0 victory Monday night at Omaha. It was the Sounds' first shutout of the season.

Nelson struck out nine and allowed just two hits and one walk to earn the win. Using his sinker, he was able to work efficiently. He generated six ground-ball outs and threw 96 pitches.

Once Nelson exited the game, left-hander Brent Leach threw two perfect innings to complete the two-hit shutout.

With his sterling start Monday, Nelson lowered his ERA to 1.80. In 25 innings this season, he has struck out 24 batters and walked seven.

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