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Brewers Tuesday: Milwaukee shifts Nelson to bullpen

MILWAUKEE -- After using a six-man rotation for one turn, the Milwaukee Brewers will drop back to the conventional five-man starting staff. The odd man out is rookie right-hander Jimmy Nelson, who will be available out of the bullpen beginning on Thursday. "He has a big arm," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "We'll like to be able to give him an inning that&...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers' Nelson falls short against Mets' deGrom in rookie pitchers' duel

MILWAUKEE -- Before the game, Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke spoke to how impressed he was with New York Mets rookie starter Jacob deGrom. Little did he know just how good the right-hander was about to be against his team. In a battle of two of the better young pitchers in the National League, deGrom held the Brewers scoreless over 6 1/3 innings Sunday, leading the Mets to...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitcher Profile: Jimmy Nelson And The Brewers’ Dire Need For The All-Star Break

Oh man, did the Crew need that win yesterday!  Even up 11-1, I thought K Rod might blow the lead.  The way things have gone... But it's not all about me and the Brewers!  At least, that's what the girlfriend keeps telling me... Yesterday, Wily Peralta showed some exceptional stuff in easily the biggest game of 2014 for Milwaukee, but the day before, high-profile prospect...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers facing tragedy off the field

It’s been a terrible last ten games for the Milwaukee Brewers.  Nine of them have been losses, and last night’s defeat stung extra strongly. The Brewers blew a 6-0 lead to lose 7-6 after a go-ahead home run by Matt Holliday. Their NL Central lead has shrunk to one game, and they could lose it before the All Star Break if the Cardinals keep beating them. Jimmy Nelson, who has...
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers Friday: Milwaukee makes room for Nelson in rotation

MILWAUKEE -- After discussing the switch over the last couple of weeks, the Milwaukee Brewers officially moved Marco Estrada out of the starting rotation Thursday night to make way for top pitching prospect Jimmy Nelson. What made the timing right for Nelson to come up now? The right-hander was simply pitching too well to stay in Triple-A. "I think it had both to do with him...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers Tuesday: Nelson's call to big leagues could come soon

MILWAUKEE -- Top pitching prospect Jimmy Nelson has made a season-long case to be called up from Triple-A, but the right-hander's current 22-inning scoreless streak has offered further proof he's ready to come to the big leagues. Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Tuesday there have been "a lot of discussions" about bringing Nelson up to the big leagues. Nelson worked...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Top-10 MLB Prospect Watch: Jimmy Nelson, Domingo Santana

This week in Minor League Report: Top Prospects, FFLockerRoom Fantasy Sports takes a look at some of the movers and shakers, top prospects and perhaps even guys most likely to be called up in the short term. If you’re curious about a player not profiled in this week’s report, you can access our previous Minor League Reports at Keep in mind that research has...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

The Usefulness of Pitcher Jimmy Nelson

As Tommy John surgery spreads across baseball like the bubonic plague, perhaps it would be worthwhile to re-name the Cy Young award after the famed sports surgeon James Andrews. Fortunately, Milwaukee has avoided this mighty scourge of arm injuries. The Brewers managed to get to Memorial Day weekend with their rotation completely intact. Unfortunately, such luck came to an end Sunday...
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May 27, 2014  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Nelson odd man out of Brewers' rotation

MILWAUKEE -- If the Milwaukee Brewers could realistically make a seven-man rotation work, Jimmy Nelson would be the seventh pitcher starting games. But seven-man rotations don't ever work, meaning Milwaukee's pitching prospect will have to leave his mark as a reliever. Nearly two weeks since being called up, Nelson has appeared in just two games. There's a chance the...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 16, 2013  |  Discuss
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