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Jimmy Nelson | Starting Pitcher | #52

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/5/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 250
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (0) / MLW
Contract: view contract details

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Jimmy Nelson threw five innings of shutout ball Sunday in the Brewers' loss to the Nationals.
He was lifted at 91 pitches and the Milwaukee bullpen let Washington take the lead (and an eventual 3-2 win). Nelson yielded just one hit -- initially called an error, but later ruled a single for Ben Revere. The 27-year-old right-hander has an impressive 3.60 ERA with 70 strikeouts in 95 innings this season. He struck out five on Sunday without issuing a walk. A road date with the Cardinals is next. Jun 26 - 5:29 PM

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Jimmy Nelson pitched well over five innings in Tuesday's no-decision against the A's, allowing one run on six hits.

Nelson struck out two and walked one on the evening, but even with those low counts, he had still thrown 105 pitches through five innings. The only run to score on his watch came via an RBI groundout by Stephen Vogt in the fifth. The 27-year-old right-hander will carry a 3.80 ERA and 1.36 WHIP into a home start against the Nationals next time he toes the rubber.
Jun 22 - 1:42 AM

Jimmy Nelson was roughed up in Wednesday's loss to the Giants, yielding eight runs (six earned) on eight hits over 3 2/3 innings.

Facing off against Giants ace Johnny Cueto, Nelson needed to be on his game. He was not, surrendering four runs in both the third and fourth innings. The 27-year-old right-hander has pitched well for most of the season, but two of his last three starts have seen him surrender at least six earned runs. He will put his 3.92 ERA and 1.35 WHIP to the test in a road start against the A's next time out.
Jun 15 - 6:56 PM

Jimmy Nelson pitched decently in a losing effort against the Mets on Thursday, surrendering two runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings.

The right-hander punched out five on the night and issued a pair of walks. Curtis Granderson tagged him with a solo shot leading off the ballgame, and Yoenis Cespedes delivered an RBI single in the third, but aside from that Nelson was able to work his way out of trouble. Now 5-5 on the season, he'll carry a 3.43 ERA and 1.28 WHIP into Tuesday's showdown against the Giants in San Francisco.
Jun 9 - 11:52 PM

Jimmy Nelson was knocked around in Friday's loss to the Phillies, allowing six runs on seven hits in only four innings.

Nelson also issued three free passes while striking out one. Most of the damage against him was done via the long ball, with Cameron Rupp blasting a solo homer and Andrew Blanco adding on a three-run shot. He'll look to get back on track when he does battle against the Mets at home on Thursday.
Jun 3 - 10:39 PM

Jimmy Nelson pitched well in Sunday's win over the Reds, allowing two runs on six hits over 7 1/3 innings.

Nelson struck out five and walked two, with only a Jay Bruce solo homer and Tucker Barnhart RBI double play in the second inning doing damage to the scoreboard. The 26-year-old right-hander is in the midst of his best major league season and holds a 2.88 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 59/28 K/BB ratio through 11 starts (72 innings). He will look to continue his roll in a road date with the Phillies next time he toes the rubber.
May 29 - 6:00 PM

Jimmy Nelson struck out eight batters over six innings of one-run ball in a no-decision against the Braves on Tuesday.

Nelson scattered four hits and three walks, with only a Mallex Smith RBI triple in the fifth inning counting against him. Nelson has now turned in three straight starts of six innings or more with two runs or fewer allowed, lowering his season ERA to 2.92. Unfortunately for the 26-year-old, he's 0-1 in that three-game span and just 4-3 overall. Nelson will look for a better fate Sunday against the Reds.
May 24 - 10:21 PM

Jimmy Nelson tossed 7 1/3 scoreless innings in Wednesday’s start against the Cubs, scattering five hits and four walks on the night.

Nelson continues to walk a fine line. He often crowds the bases with too many walks and too many base hits, yet he now has a 3.07 ERA in 58 2/3 innings this year. Part of it is surely luck, but his .239 BABIP is bolstered by the fact that he’s inducing "weak contact" 24.8 percent of the time, which ranks 9th-best among qualified major-league starters. If that changes, though, he could be in for a rude awakening.
May 19 - 1:13 AM

Jimmy Nelson held the Padres to two runs over eight strong innings but took the loss Thursday.

Nelson limited the Friars to five hits and a walk while striking out five, but opposing starter James Shields was just a bit better. Even so, it was a promising turn for the 26-year-old, who now owns a 3.51 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 41/19 K/BB ratio over 51 1/3 innings of work this year. It doesn't get any easier for Nelson his next time out, as he will draw the Cubs on Tuesday.
May 13 - 12:20 AM

Jimmy Nelson struggled early and often in Saturday's no-decision against the Reds, surrendering six runs (five earned) on eight hits over five innings.

The Reds struck for a run in the first inning, two in the second, one in the third and two in the fifth before Nelson was put out of his misery. When he wasn't allowing runs, he struck out five and walked one. Saturday's mediocre showing could easily be categorized as nothing more than a blip on the radar. In his previous six starts, the 26-year-old right-hander had allowed more than three runs just once (and that one rotten apple saw him allowing a still-respectable four runs). A home start against the Padres will provide a chance for a rebound next time Nelson toes the rubber.
May 7 - 11:16 PM

Jimmy Nelson held the Angels to two runs and four hits in seven innings to win Monday.

Nelson moved to 4-2 with a 3.05 ERA. He might not be an every-week play in mixed leagues just yet, but he does seem to be getting closer. He still needs to bring down the walk rate a tad; he's issued 17 free passes in 38 1/3 innings to date.
May 2 - 11:51 PM

Jimmy Nelson took a little-deserved loss Tuesday, allowing three runs -- one earned -- over 5 1/3 innings against the Cubs.

Nelson allowed a lone run through five innings before a fielding error and a one-out walk spelled the end of his day in the sixth. Reliever Carlos Torres allowed both inherited runs to score, closing the book on Nelson and sticking him with his third loss of the season. The 26-year-old gave up two hits, walked four and struck out six in the contest. He owns a respectable 3.16 ERA and 1.21 WHIP with 25 strikeouts in 31 1/3 innings on the year, and he'll next square off with the Marlins on Sunday.
Apr 26 - 11:48 PM

Jimmy Nelson gave up 10 hits and four runs in 6 2/3 innings against the Twins on Wednesday, but rode his generous run support to win number three of the season.

Nelson was cruising against the Twins until the sixth inning, when he served up homers to Oswaldo Arcia and Eddie Rosario. Manager Craig Counsell showed faith in his young starter, though, not pinch hitting for him when he could have, sending him back out for the seventh. Most encouragingly, the right-hander finally issued some strikeouts. He punched out a half-dozen in 6 2/3 innings. Nelson has a 3.46 ERA in four starts and next gets a tough matchup against the Cubs at Wrigley.
Apr 21 - 12:17 AM

Jimmy Nelson limited the Astros to two runs over six innings Sunday for his first victory.

Nelson walked four, but he gave up only three hits to a very dangerous Houston lineup and he finished the afternoon outing with nine total strikeouts. The right-hander also pitched well in his season debut last Tuesday against the Giants, yielding only two runs over 7 1/3 frames. He'll look to keep it all working next time out in Pittsburgh.
Apr 10 - 5:26 PM

Jimmy Nelson didn't deserve a loss Tuesday but got one anyway, tossing 7 1/3 frames while allowing two runs against the Giants.

Nelson was sharp, yielding just five hits and one walk while striking out three. However, he was simply out-pitched by Johnny Cueto and was saddled with the loss. The young right-hander showed flashes last season in his first full year in the majors and took take another step forward in 2016 even on a bad Brewers club. He'll face the Cardinals on the road next.
Apr 5 - 11:18 PM

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