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52 Jimmy Nelson SP
Height/Weight: 6-6/243 | Birthdate: 6/5/1989 | Birthplace: Klamath Falls, OR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Milwaukee | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 55/27 | Average Draft Position: 209.42
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Brewers waste seven shutout innings by Jimmy Nelson on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/30/2015) Brewers right-hander Jimmy Nelson had a strong outing against the Cubs on Thursday. The youngster fired seven shutout innnings, allowing just two hits and three walks with eight strikeouts. He threw 104 pitches on the evening.

Despite the brilliant effort, Nelson was left with a no-decision after the bullpen allowed the Cubs to score five runs over the final two innings in the 5-2 Cubs' win.

Nelson had a strong month of July, going 3-1 with a 1.64 ERA in five starts.


Brewers' Jimmy Nelson blanks D-Backs, gets eighth win on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/25/2015) Brewers right-hander Jimmy Nelson was excellent in his start against the Diamondbacks on Friday night. The young hurler held the D-Backs scoreless over seven innings. He allowed five hits and three walks while striking out five in the 2-1 victory.

Nelson (8-9) did a good job of working around trouble all night as he kept Arizona off the scoresheet through his seven innings of work.

The strong outing lowered his season ERA to 3.97. Nelson is 5-1 with a 2.54 ERA over his last six starts.


Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson overcomes rocky start to pick up win


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/18/2015) Brewers right-hander Jimmy Nelson did not have his finest outing on Saturday, but he was able to come away with his seventh win of the season. Nelson gave up four runs on seven hits over 6 1/3 innings. He walked three and struck out eight in the 8-5 win over the Pirates.

Nelson (7-9) fell behind early as he gave up three runs in the first inning. But the Brewers rallied back to give the 26-year-old a lead that he was able to hold on to. He even helped his own cause, chipping in a two-run single in the second to give cut the Pirates' lead to 3-2. 

Nelson's ERA went up a tick to 4.29. He is 4-1 with a 3.38 ERA over his last five starts.

"To me, it's as good a start as Jimmy has had," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said, per MLB.com. "Just to come back after that [first inning] and shut it down. We talk about, as a pitcher, giving your team a chance to win. He did that tonight."


Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson victim of sloppy defense in loss Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/11/2015) Brewers right-hander Jimmy Nelson almost came away with a win on Friday, but instead was handed his ninth loss of the year in the 3-2 loss to the Dodgers. Nelson put up zeroes for the first six innings, taking a 2-0 lead into the seventh.

And after getting the first two men out, it looked like Nelson was on his way to a victory. But, thanks in-part to two Brewers erros, the Dodgers wound up stringing together a two-out rally that produced three unearned runs against Nelson. 

Overall, Nelson allowed three runs (none earned) on five hits over seven innings. He walked two and struck out six, but fell to 6-9 on the year. His ERA was cut to 4.21.

Friday's outing snapped a personal three-game win streak for Nelson, and he has allowed eight earned runs in 25 2/3 innings over his last four starts.


SP Jimmy Nelson just OK in helping Brewers win seventh straight


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2015) The suddenly surging Brewers didn't get a gem out of starter Jimmy Nelson on Saturday, but they scored enough runs that it didn't matter.

Nelson, who has just two quality starts in his last eight outings, allowed three runs on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings, but managed to win in Cincinnati. He walked one and fanned five.

He had allowed only a home run to Marlon Byrd through four, but an Ivan De Jesus blast in the fifth and Byrd run-scoring single in the sixth weakened his performance.

Nelson has surrendered 18 runs in his last 28 1/3 innings pitched, yet he has won three straight starts.


Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson receives win in Monday's start


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2015) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson pitched just well enough to earn his fifth win of the season during Monday's 7-4 win over the Phillies.

Nelson allowed four runs on six hits over five innings of work. He also struck out three and walked two during the outing. He did not surrender a home run and he is now 5-8 with a 4.48 ERA.

Monday was his second win in a row. Over his last three starts, Nelson has given up a total of eight runs over 18 innings of work.


Brewers P Jimmy Nelson strikes out five in win


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2015) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson allowed one earned run in Wednesday night's 4-1 victory over the Mets. 

Nelson went eight innings, marking the third time he's done so this year. He allowed two hits, one walk and struck out five batters. The two hits allowed was a stark contrast from the 21 he allowed over his previous two starts. 

"He was just good all night," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said, via MLB.com. "That's what gets you excited about him. He's been a little uneven this year, but he's still a young pitcher, and it was a great night for him to build on and to know what's in there."

Nelson now has a 4.34 ERA this season. 


Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson peppered in defeat


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/18/2015) It was not a night to remember for Brewers starter Jimmy Nelson. Despite allowing just three runs, he gave up a career-high 11 hits in a loss to the Royals on Thursday. 

It's the second straight start Nelson has allowed double-digit hits, after getting racked for 10 hits by the Nationals last Saturday. In his five innings of work Thursday, Nelson lasted just five innings and did not record a strikeout. 

Nelson has now lost four of his last five decisions to fall to 3-8 on the campaign and his ERA rose to 4.64. 


Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson hit hard again


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) Jimmy Nelson had another rough outing for the Brewers on Saturday, giving up a season-high 10 hits in a 7-2 loss to the Nationals. 

Staked with a 2-1 lead, Nelson gave it right back, allowing home runs to Washington's Yunel Escobar and Wilson Ramos as part of his five-inning, seven-run outing. Nelson is now 3-7 on the season with a 4.60 ERA. 

Nelson lasted just 89 pitches, striking out three and walking two while managing to throw just 13 first-pitch strikes to the 29 batters he faced. 

"It is just unacceptable," Nelson said, per MLB.com. "I just have to be more consistent. I have to be better. Not just next time out, but every one of my outings.

"That's the frustrating part to me right now. I'm working hard to get that consistency, but the last couple of weeks it has been up and down. That's the most frustrating thing right now. I'm just going to keep working."


Brewers' Jimmy Nelson pitches six shutout innings in win


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2015) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson went six scoreless innings during Monday night's 2-0 victory over the Pirates. 

Nelson allowed only four hits and three walks while striking out seven batters. The win improves his overall record to 3-6. This marked Nelson's first game where he didn't give up a run since opening day. 

"(Nelson) had a big-time finish to his sinker, and depth to the slider he threw," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said, via MLB.com. "He had so much late action (on that pitch), we were not able to do a whole lot with it."

Nelson now has a 4.05 ERA for the season. 

Nelson's next start is projected for Saturday against the Nationals. 


Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson allows seven runs in Wednesday's loss


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson surrendered five runs in the first inning during Wednesday's loss to the Cardinals and the team was never able to recover.

Nelson allowed seven runs (six earned) on seven hits over five innings of work during the 7-4 loss. He also struck out five and walked two. Nelson received his sixth loss of the season for his effort.

Nelson has lost four of his last five starts. He has not had a quality start in his last three outings. His next expected start is scheduled for Tuesday at Pittsburgh.


Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson strikes out eight in no-decision


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/29/2015) Brewers starter Jimmy Nelson pitched decently on Friday against the Diamondbacks. The young right-hander tossed six innings, allowing four runs on seven hits. He struck out eight and did not allow a walk, throwing 71 of his 103 pitches for strikes as he was left with a no-decision.

Nelson (2-5) gave up solo home runs to Ender Inciarte and David Peralta in the third inning, as his ERA rose to 3.90 with Friday's performance.

He'll look for better results in his next start, scheduled for Wednesday in St. Louis.


Brewers' Jimmy Nelson walks five in loss vs. Braves


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson took a loss on Sunday, allowing two earned runs on five hits and five walks in 5 2/3 innings while striking out four in his team's 2-1 defeat against the Braves.

Despite his wildness, Nelson (2-5) was able to string together five scoreless innings before the Braves took a 2-0 lead in the sixth. It's the second time this season he's walked five batters in a game and his second straight start with at least four walks.

Nelson owns a 3.67 ERA and 47:23 K:BB ratio in 56 1/3 innings. He's slated to face the Diamondbacks at home on Saturday.


Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson goes eight innings in win on Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2015) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson allowed one run on three hits in eight innings of work in Milwaukee's 8-1 win over the Tigers on Tuesday.

Nelson's lone run allowed came in the first inning when after Ian Kinsler walked, he advanced all the way to third after a stolen base and a throwing error. Kinsler then scored on a J.D. Martinez RBI single. Walker settled down after that, striking out five in his eight innings.

Nelson, now 2-4, lowered his ERA to 3.73 in 50 2/3 innings of work. He will look to keep things rolling Sunday against the Braves.


Brewers P Jimmy Nelson gives up 4 runs against White Sox


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2015) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson allowed eight hits in Wednesday night's 4-2 loss to the White Sox. 

Nelson allowed four earned runs and walked two while striking out three. Nelson lasted 6 2/3 innings in the game. This is the second consecutive game where Nelson has allowed four earned runs. 

Nelson's next start is projected for May 19 against the Tigers. 


Brewers P Jimmy Nelson surrenders three home runs Friday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2015) The long ball was not kind to Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson during Friday's 7-6 loss to the Cubs.

Nelson allowed three home runs and five hits, which resulted in four runs over seven innings of work. Nelson surrendered solo home runs to Dexter Fowler in the first inning as well as to Anthony Rizzo and Jorge Soler in the fourth inning.

Nelson's main highlight during the outing were his 11 strikeouts with only one walk. He received his third loss of the season for his effort. Nelson (1-3) has not received a win since his first start of season.

His next expected start is scheduled for Wednesday against the White Sox.


Brewers' Jimmy Nelson posts quality start in no-decision Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson didn't factor into the decision Sunday, allowing three earned runs on seven hits and two walks in 6 2/3 innings while striking out six in his team's 5-3 win over the Cubs.

Nelson had a 3-1 lead after four innings but gave up two runs in the fifth, giving up a run-scoring triple with two outs and following it up by giving up a double to the next batter to tie the game. He pitched into the seventh but wasn't able to complete the inning, and his offense retook the lead in the eighth.

"I was just doing my best to try to get back to the way I was my first three starts," Nelson said to MLB.com. "It's not going to be easy every time out. It was a struggle today. It was a battle."

Nelson owns a 4.03 ERA and 24:11 K:BB ratio 29 innings. He's slated to face the Cubs again Saturday, this time at home.


Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson tagged for seven runs in loss


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson allowed seven runs, six earned, on six hits in just 2 1/3 innings of work Monday in Milwaukee's 9-6 loss to the Reds.

Nelson was ripped early and often, starting in the second inning when Jay Bruce ripped a 1-2 pitch over the right field wall for a two-run shot. Then, with two on, pitcher Jason Marquis singled to left center to score a run. After Billy Hamilton reached safely, Nelson walked in a run with the bases loaded before getting out of the second.

Then in the third, Nelson allowed a run on a wild pitch before Marlon Byrd singled to center to bring home another. After another single, Nelson's night was finished.

Nelson, now 1-2, ballooned his ERA to 3.63. He will look to get back on track Sunday against the Cubs.


Brewers' Jimmy Nelson tosses eight one-run innings vs. Reds


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson didn't factor into the decision Wednesday after giving up just one earned run on three hits and two walks in eight innings while striking out five in his team's 2-1 loss to the Reds.

Nelson surrendered back-to-back singles to open the game, bringing Billy Hamilton, who had stolen second base after his leadoff single, home for an early Reds lead. Nelson buckled down from there, first getting a double play to empty the bases then allowing just one hit over the remainder of the game. However, he was unable to outbattle Reds starter Johnny Cueto, resulting in the no-decision.

Nelson's excellent outing gives him a 1.35 ERA and 17:4 K:BB ratio in 20 innings over three starts. His next test will come Monday in a rematch with the Reds.


Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson throws five innings in loss Friday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson threw five innings and gave up two earned runs during Friday's 6-3 loss to the Pirates.

"I felt like I was able to get more ground balls this outing than last outing, although overall I wasn't quite as sharp," Nelson said, per MLB.com "But you're not going to be sharp every time out."

Nelson surrendered five hits, but he did not walk a batter and he struck out three. The two runs were the first runs he's given up this year. His ERA raised to 1.50 and he is now 1-1 on the season. 

"I know this team has good character. I know we're going to respond to this and learn from it," Nelson said. 

His next expected start will be Wednesday against the Reds.


Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson earns first win of the season


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson worked an efficient seven scoreless innings Saturday, recording nine strikeouts and allowing just two hits in Milwaukee's 6-0 win over the Pirates Saturday. 

Nelson, who also tallied two walks, did not allow a baserunner past second base in the game. It was his first win of the year and kept his ERA a perfect 0.00.

"I didn't question anything at all, I just stuck to the process," Nelson said to MLB.com. "I was still getting a lot of ground balls and stuff. After leaving my hand, I can't do anything about it. I was pretty happy with the work I've put in. Hopefully it'll stay right there. I'm just happy we got this one for the team, really."

He will look to keep rolling Friday when he faces the Pirates again.


Brewers name pitcher Jimmy Nelson fifth starter


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2015) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson will start the team's fifth game of the season against the Pirates and will not be skipped in the rotation because of the first off day, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Nelson struggled this spring, posting a 6.23 ERA with 16 strikeouts and four walks in five starts.


Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson staying positive despite struggles


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson allowed 10 earned runs in 4 1/3 innings in a Triple-A outing Monday and has posted a 6.23 ERA in four Cactus League starts, but he and pitching coach Rick Kranitz are focusing on the positives, MLB.com reports.

"This is a tough game, but everybody here is good at taking the positives out of things, and that's what you have to do in this game or it will break you down pretty good," Nelson said. "I've been trying to take the positives from every outing I've had and keep them in the back of my mind and remember how that felt, whether it's mechanically or mentally or anything like that. The pieces are there, I'm just putting them together."

Kranitz indicated that he saw improvement in Nelson's slider Monday.

"We saw some really good things," said Kranitz. "We needed to have him put guys away with the slider, and yesterday, there it was."

Nelson said his confidence remains high heading into Saturday's final spring start.

"I really have just been focused on attacking the strike zone," Nelson said. "Things we can control as pitchers are walks. Hits are going to happen. I've really been trying to cut down my walks first and foremost, and build off that. It's building blocks. First you have to get the strike zone. Then you have to command certain parts of the strike zone. Then you can start doing more advanced stuff."


Brewers' Nelson's spring struggles continue in minor-league start


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2015) Brewers starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson threw in a minor-league game Monday in order to stay on schedule, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Unfortunately, Nelson's spring struggles continued.

The right-hander allowed 10 runs on 11 hits and four walks, while striking out six in 4 1/3 innings. He threw 86 pitches.

Nelson is 0-1 with a 6.23 ERA in four Cactus League starts. He has allowed 17 runs (12 earned) on 17 hits and one walk in 13 innings.


Brewers' Roenicke continues to back Nelson despite rough spring


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) Brewers starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson has not had a banner spring. The right-hander has allowed 12 runs (nine earned) on 17 hits and one walk in 13 innings (6.23 ERA).

However, despite poor spring numbers, manager Ron Roenicke has not lost faith in Nelson.

“He was the most dominant pitcher in Triple-A,” Roenicke said, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “That tells you if we can get back to that guy, then we have a really good major-league starter.

“(The struggles) are because he doesn’t command the ball. When he was in Triple-A, he commanded the ball better, for whatever reason. Maybe it was the confidence he had there. He’s got overpowering stuff but there’s not too many guys who can overpower a major-league hitter if you don’t put it in the right spot. The difference is he’s facing guys that are really good hitters.

“It’s not that he doesn’t throw strikes. When I talk about commanding the ball, that doesn’t mean it’s not a strike. It means when you want to throw it inside, you can throw it inside instead of being outside for a strike. Or if you want to throw it down and you miss up for a strike, that’s not commanding the ball. Commanding it is throwing it in an area you want to throw it, and repeating an offspeed pitch.”