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BP Milwaukee: Breaking Down Jimmy Nelson`s Struggles by Seth Victor

The trajectory of Jimmy Nelson`s career has taken a sharp turn downward in the past couple months.
Via Baseball Prospectus
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Nelson looks to rebound in start vs. Athletics

It's been 14 years since the Brewers visited the Oakland Coliseum, their longest drought of any road venue. That ends beginning Tuesday. Jimmy Nelson starts for Milwaukee against Sonny Gray for the A's in the opener of a two-game Interleague series.
6 days ago

Jimmy Nelson Has Been Unlucky, and Bad

In 2015, it seemed as though the Brewers had no consistently competent starting pitchers. Matt Garza melted down, Kyle Lohse ran out of gas, Wily Peralta regressed hideously, and Mike Fiers left at the trade deadline. Taylor Jungmann performed pretty well, but he didn’t debut until June, and he wore down into the later part of the year. Only Jimmy Nelson reliably put up solid...
Via BP Milwaukee
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 66 Recap: Giants 10 Brewers 1

It was with great anticipation that I ended my work shift with the intent to listen to some afternoon baseball…only to immediately find our beloved Milwaukee Nine four runs in the hole. The Brewers would never recover, but if you like fringe bullpen depth, the afternoon was not entirely lost for Milwaukee. Top Play (WPA): Entering the game, Brewers starter Jimmy Nelson boasted...
Via BP Milwaukee
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nelson gives up eight runs in short start, Brewers swept by Giants

SAN FRANCISCO -- Johnny Cueto struck out nine over seven innings for his team-leading 10th win, and the San Francisco Giants completed a sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers with a 10-1 victory Wednesday.Buster Posey hit a bases-loaded, two-run single in the third to get things going on a big offensive day, and Matt Duffy followed with a RBI single against Jimmy Nelson (5-6) as the Giants...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nelson struggles in Brewers' loss to Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jimmy Nelson was disappointed he couldn't do more to help his ballclub. The Brewers' right-hander had his shortest outing of the season, lasting just four innings in Milwaukee's 6-3 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night. Nelson (5-4) entered leading Brewers starters in wins, ERA, strikeouts and innings and had a 1.57 ERA in his last four starts....
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Nelson’s Fastball Dominates Houston

Jimmy Nelson has had a strong beginning to his second major league season, with two straight quality starts out of the gate. Although Nelson’s peripheral numbers aren’t pretty — he has walked five and given up three home runs in his first two starts, giving him a 5.60 FIP — Nelson has been able to use his powerful fastball to get out of jams and keep the lineups of two contending...
Via BP Milwaukee
April 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Brewers’ Jimmy Nelson OK After Taking Vicious Line Drive To Head (Video)

Fans at Miller Park witnessed a frightening moment Thursday night. Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson was on the mound in the third inning when St. Louis Cardinals batter Tommy Pham hit a hard line drive up the middle that struck Nelson directly in the back of the head. The Brewers medical staff immediately rushed to Nelson’s side, and things initially didn’t look good for...
September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Q&A with Jimmy Nelson, the Brewers emerging ace

by David Laurila Jimmy Nelson has emerged as Milwaukee’s best starter thanks to a pair of tweaks. The 26-year-old righty has unleashed a spike curveball and tightened up his delivery. The results are striking. Nelson leads Brewers hurlers in punch outs, wins, and innings, and his 3.61 ERA is as solid as his 6-foot-6, 245-pound frame. Nelson discussed his adjustments, as well...
Via Fangraphs
August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers top pitching prospect Nelson dominating in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jimmy Nelson doesn't mind the label of top pitching prospect for the Milwaukee Brewers, but he does get some grief about it from his Nashville Sounds teammates.
 "It's just stuff you try not to concentrate on," said Nelson, the Brewers' 2010 second-round draft pick. "Of course, you get worn out a little bit about it from the (teammates) in here, but it's...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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