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Jimmy Nelson | Starting Pitcher

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/5/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 243
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jimmy Nelson limited the Pirates to one run over seven innings in a win Tuesday.
Nelson scattered four hits without walking a soul in the victory, his 11th of the season. The right-hander struck out six in the effort. It was a strong rebound performance after Nelson had walked eight and allowed five runs over 3 1/3 innings his last time out. Nelson is now 11-10 with a 3.70 ERA through 27 starts this year. He'll next face the Reds on Sunday. Sep 1 - 11:17 PM

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Jimmy Nelson was handed his 10th loss after allowing five runs in 3 1/3 innings versus the Indians on Wednesday.

Jason Kipnis cleared the bases with a double in the second inning (helped by a Khris Davis error). Lonnie Chisenhall scored on a wild pitch in the third and hit an RBI single in the fourth. It wasn't a good outing for Nelson despite allowing only four hits and striking out four, as he walked eight batters. The right-hander now has a 3.81 ERA with a 1.27 WHIP and a 136/60 K/BB ratio over 158 1/3 innings. He will look for better results in his next start at home against the Pirates.
Aug 26 - 11:14 PM

Jimmy Nelson allowed two runs over 5 1/3 innings in a 10-3 win over the Nationals on Friday.

Nelson gave up five hits, including a solo homer to Bryce Harper in the sixth. The 26-year-old right-hander struck out four and walked a pair in the victory and now owns a 10-9 record on the year to go along with a 3.60 ERA and 132/52 K/BB ratio over 155 innings. He continues to build his reputation as a useful starter in mixed fantasy leagues.
Aug 21 - 11:32 PM

Jimmy Nelson posted a nice start in Saturday's win over the Phillies, yielding two runs on five hits over 6 2/3 innings.

Nelson entered the game having not allowed an earned run in any of his last three starts, but he couldn't keep the streak going against the Phillies on Saturday. They dented the scoreboard via an RBI single by Ryan Howard in the first inning and a solo home run by Chase Utley in the third. Snapped streak aside, it was still a nice start for Nelson, who holds a 3.61 ERA and 1.22 WHIP across 24 starts. A road showdown with the Nationals is up next on the schedule as he looks to continue to build on this breakout 2015 campaign.
Aug 15 - 11:24 PM

Jimmy Nelson allowed only an unearned run over 6 2/3 innings in Tuesday's win over the Padres.

Nelson gave up three hits and a walk while striking out four in the win. It was his third straight start without allowing an earned run, a stretch that spans 20 2/3 innings. Nelson moved to 9-9 with the win, his sixth in his last seven decisions, and the scoreless streak lowered his ERA to 3.57. Nelson will try to keep it going Sunday against the Cardinals.
Aug 5 - 1:13 AM

Jimmy Nelson pitched seven shutout innings for the second straight start Thursday in a no-decision against the Cubs.

This one was better than last week's, in which he allowed five hits and struck out five. Tonight, he allowed just two hits and struck out eight. It's certainly encouraging for the Brewers that Nelson is in the midst of a second-half surge, but we're still not sure he has a lot to offer mixed leaguers, especially with runs and wins becoming tougher to come by.
Jul 31 - 1:24 AM

Jimmy Nelson shut out the Diamondbacks for seven innings to win Friday.

Nelson allowed five hits, walked three and struck out five. Patrick Corbin seemed to have the more dominant outing for the other club, but since he gave up a homer to Ryan Braun, he came out on the losing end. Nelson has won five of his last six starts, loweing his ERA from 4.64 to 3.97 in the process. He's still not exactly excelling -- he's given up at least three earned runs in five of eight starts -- but he's been solid enough.
Jul 25 - 1:05 AM

Jimmy Nelson lost after allowing three runs -- all unearned -- in seven innings Friday against the Dodgers.

All three runs came after a Hernan Perez error with two outs in the seventh. Nelson, who was gunning for his fourth straight win, struck out six and walked two. It's just the second time in 10 starts that he's made it through seven innings.
Jul 11 - 1:34 AM

Jimmy Nelson tossed 5 2/3 innings of three-run ball in Saturday's win over the Reds.

Nelson struck out five and walked one, with the home run ball serving as his nemesis. Marlon Byrd and Ivan De Jesus Jr. took him deep for solo shots in the second and fifth innings, respectively, with the third run on his line coming across on a Byrd RBI single in the sixth inning. With the start under his belt, Nelson's worked his numbers to a completely average 4.50 ERA and 1.31 WHIP, plus an 83/36 K/BB ratio over 102 innings. Up next on the docket, a road start against the Dodgers.
Jul 4 - 11:21 PM

Jimmy Nelson didn't have his best stuff on Monday, yielding four runs in five innings, but still walked away with a win against the Phillies.

The Phillies jumped on Nelson for two runs in each of the first two innings. To Nelson's credit, he stopped the bleeding from there, giving up six hits and a pair of walks overall while striking out three. Nelson has had an inconsistent year, now owning a 4.48 ERA with a 1.30 WHIP and a 78/35 K/BB ratio in 96 1/3 innings. His next turn through the rotation comes over the weekend in Cincinnati against the Reds.
Jun 29 - 10:52 PM

Jimmy Nelson pitched eight innings of one-run ball to earn the win in a dominating performance against the Mets on Wednesday.

Nelson limited the Mets to two hits and a walk while striking out five. The lone run scored in the fourth inning on Curtis Granderson's solo home run. The Mets have hit the skids offensively, but Nelson's performance shouldn't be discredited. Despite some struggles, he has shown promise throughout the season and now owns a 4.34 ERA with a 1.28 WHIP and a 75/33 K/BB ratio over 91 1/3 innings. Nelson will face the light-hitting Phillies in a road start next.
Jun 24 - 10:46 PM

Jimmy Nelson failed to record a strikeout while giving up three runs and 11 hits in five innings Thursday against the Royals.

He also walked two, so this could have been quite a bit worse. 13 baserunners in five innings usually leads to more than three runs. There just isn't a lot to like about the way Nelson's season has gone. His 70/32 K/BB ratio in 83 1/3 innings isn't bad, but it doesn't provide all that much reason for optimism, either. He deserves his current 4.64 ERA.
Jun 18 - 11:48 PM

Jimmy Nelson was ripped apart in Saturday's loss to the Nationals, surrendering seven runs on 10 hits over five-plus innings.

The loss dropped Nelson to 3-7. The Nationals broke him down with a run in the first inning, two in the third, three in the fifth and an additional run at the start of the sixth inning. Even with the poor start, Nelson still holds a 4.60 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 70/30 K/BB ratio over 78 1/3 innings. He'll look to bounce back from this disappointing outing when he takes to the road to face the Royals in his next start.
Jun 13 - 8:58 PM

Jimmy Nelson tossed six shutout innings to pick up a win against the Pirates on Monday.

Nelson limited the opposition to four hits and three walks while fanning seven. It's his best start over the last several weeks, as the 26-year-old had been struggling. Monday's effort lowers his ERA to 4.05 with a 1.21 WHIP and a 67/28 K/BB ratio over 73 1/3 innings. Nelson will face the Nationals at home next.
Jun 9 - 12:27 AM

Jimmy Nelson was lit up for seven runs -- six earned -- over five innings Wednesday in a loss to the Cardinals.

Nelson surrendered five runs to the host Cardinals in the bottom of the first inning and the Milwaukee offense couldn't recover from that deficit. The 25-year-old right-hander is now 2-6 with a 4.41 ERA in 67 1/3 innings (11 starts) this season. He's been shaky now in three straight outings.
Jun 3 - 4:31 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Martin Maldonado
1B1Adam Lind
2Jason Rogers
2B1Scooter Gennett
SS1Jean Segura
3B1Hernan Perez
2Elian Herrera
LF1Khris Davis
2Shane Peterson
CF1Domingo Santana
RF1Ryan Braun
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Matt Garza
2Wily Peralta
3Jimmy Nelson
4Taylor Jungmann
5Tyler Cravy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Jeremy Jeffress
3Will Smith
4Michael Blazek
5Corey Knebel
6Tyler Thornburg
7Kyle Lohse