A scary moment for Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson in Thursday nights game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson was struck on the right side of his head by a line drive off the bat of Cardinals outfielder Tommy Pham.
The comeback liner in the third inning struck Nelson and then caromed into foul territory in front of the St. Louis dugout. Nelson fell to the ground and lay face down and motionless for a few moments as the Brewers training staff rushed to his side.
Nelson eventually got to his knees, as the crowd at Miller Park cheered for the Brewers right-hander. He then got up and walked off under his own power, again with a huge ovation.
Nelson was taken to a hospital for a CT scan but was “lucid”.