TAMPA, FL (WJHG/WECP) He is putting up numbers worthy of a promotion, if not this summer, but then next spring!
Rutherford and Gulf Coast alum Nick Nelson is doing that in the Florida State League this season.
Nick's pitching for the Yankees Single-A team in Tampa, the Tampa Tarpons. He's coming off another very good start Wednesday night, 6 innings, no runs on one hit, five strikeouts.
So far with the Tarpons, he's pitched in 12 games, is 5-2 with a 2.79 earned run average with 61 strikeouts in 58 innings. Keep pitching like that and Nick will be soon be packing his bags for the Yank's double-A team in Trenton, New Jersey.