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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Jimmy Nelson took a no-decision Friday after allowing four runs over six innings against the Diamondbacks.

Nelson gave up seven hits, including a pair of solo home runs. While he didn't get the win, he struck out eight and didn't walk a batter, which is a good sign. He had walked nine batters over his previous two starts. The 25-year-old will bring a 3.90 ERA into a challenging assignment against the Cardinals on the road next week.
May 30 - 12:14 AM

Jimmy Nelson couldn't find the strike zone in Sunday's loss to the Braves, walking five as he allowed two runs in 5 2/3 innings.

Nelson threw just 60 of his 108 pitches for strikes. In addition to the five walks, he scattered five hits and struck out four. Both runs against him came in the sixth inning, when A.J. Pierzynski hit into a run-scoring fielder's choice and Andrelton Simmons managed an RBI single. When Nelson's able to control his stuff, he's an effective pitcher. He's posting a 3.67 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 47/23 K/BB ratio in 56 1/3 innings, numbers he'll take into a home start against the Diamondbacks next time through the rotation.
May 24 - 4:37 PM

Jimmy Nelson was terrific in a winning effort against the Tigers on Tuesday, surrendering only one run in eight innings as the Brewers rolled to an 8-1 win.

The Tigers took an early 1-0 lead when J.D. Martinez hit an RBI single in the first inning, but that would be it. Nelson did walk four, but allowed only three hits while striking out five. Aside from the beating he took against the Reds on April 27, Nelson has been quite good for the Brewers. He's holding a 3.73 ERA, a 1.11 WHIP, and a 43/18 K/BB ratio in 50 2/3 innings. Nelson will vie for win number three to polish off a road trip in Atlanta in Sunday.
May 19 - 10:04 PM

Jimmy Nelson surrendered four runs in 6 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the White Sox.

Nelson bounced back nicely after giving up back-to-back homers in a three-run first, but the Brewers couldn't let him off the hook. His only win this season came when he pitched seven scoreless innings in his debut against the Pirates. He's been solid more often than not since, but he's not helping mixed leaguers at the moment.
May 13 - 11:37 PM

Jimmy Nelson was handed his third loss of the season on Friday despite striking out 11 Cubs hitters over seven innings.

Nelson surrendered four runs on five hits and a walk on the evening. All of the damage against him came via the long ball, with Dexter Fowler and Anthony Rizzo launching solo homers and Jorge Soler adding a two-run blast. While he owns an elevated 4.00 ERA, Nelson sports a 1.11 WHIP and 35/12 K/BB ratio over 36 innings on the year. He'll look to get back in the win column on Wednesday when he takes on the White Sox.
May 8 - 11:23 PM

Jimmy Nelson pitched 6 2/3 innings of three-run ball against the Cubs on Sunday.

Nelson scattered seven hits while striking out six and walking two. His opposite number, Jason Hammel, stung him for a sacrifice fly in the second inning, while Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant supplied an RBI-triple and RBI-double, respectively, in the sixth inning. It was a nice rebound start for Nelson, who was coming off a seven-run debacle against the Reds. To Nelson's credit, that rough outing has been his only one this season, as he hasn't allowed more than three runs in any of his other four starts. Overall, he holds a 4.03 ERA and 1.17 WHIP, with a 24/11 K/BB over 28 2/3 innings. He'll face the Cubs again in his next start.
May 3 - 7:03 PM

Jimmy Nelson gave up seven runs (six earned) in 2 1/3 innings, taking the loss as the Brewers were handed a 9-6 defeat by the Reds on Monday.

Nelson had poor control in this one, walking five Reds batters while allowing six hits and striking out only one. The 25-year-old had been superb in his first three starts, but some bumps in the road are to be expected in his first full season in the rotation. Nelson, now with a 3.63 ERA and an 18/9 K/BB ratio in 22 1/3 innings, will hope for better results in a start at Wrigley Field against the Cubs next.
Apr 27 - 11:01 PM

Jimmy Nelson pitched eight strong innings, allowing just one run, in a no-decision Wednesday versus the Reds.

Nelson allowed just three hits tonight. He's given up a total of 10 in 20 innings for the season. With a 1.35 ERA, he's the one Brewer taking a step forward this year.
Apr 22 - 11:15 PM

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