Nelson (7-13) allowed two runs on seven hits and struck out four over six innings in a win Monday over the Rockies.
Nelson broke a six-game losing streak with his first quality start since he threw seven shutout innings July 16 against the Reds. Perhaps the most encouraging thing about his performance was his control. For the first time all season, Nelson didn't walk a single batter, and he had walked an atrocious 17 batters in 28 innings (5.5 BB/9) over his six-start losing streak. Nelson had a 4.2 BB/9 entering Monday's start and will need to continue to show better control if he wants to improve his 4.26 ERA before season's end.
Remember the good old days -- like, say, last month -- when Nelson's numbers still looked solid? Well, he's been doing a good job of putting the lie to his early-season success lately, as Nelson has been tagged for six runs in three of his last four starts and hasn't finished six innings in more than a month. His ERA's up to 4.31, his WHIP's up to an atrocious 1.49, and he's taken the loss in six consecutive starts. The worst part is that his peripherals (like a FIP over 5.00) suggest things could get even worse.
Nelson (6-11) allowed seven runs, six of which were earned, on seven hits and three walks while striking out four over 4.1 innings to take the loss Sunday at Arizona.
After firing three scoreless innings, Nelson was bombed for seven runs between the fourth and fifth innings, leading to his 11th loss of the campaign. Since July 16, he's seen his ERA go from 3.39 to 4.02, and he's now been tagged with a loss in each of his last four starts. In addition, his 1.48 WHIP is the highest he's had in the three years since he's become a regular in the Brewers' rotation. He'll make his next start Friday against the Reds.
Nelson (6-10) lasted just four innings while allowing six runs on eight hits and four walks with four strikeouts in Monday's loss at San Diego.
Nelson allowed just one run in the the first four innings, but gave up five more in the fifth without recording a single out. That's 14 runs allowed in just 8.2 innings over the last two starts for the slumping right-hander. It's going to be tough to trust Nelson on the road Sunday against the same Arizona squad that just roughed him up in his previous outing.
Nelson (6-9) was beaten up for eight runs (six earned) on nine hits and a pair of walks over 4.2 innings in Wednesday's loss to Arizona. He struck out seven.
Only the whiffs offer a dim silver lining to this tart, the third time in Nelson's last 10 outings that he's given up six earned runs. The 27-year-old righty's been having a nice year on the whole, but with his strikeouts down and his walks up, the writing's been on the wall for regression. He's likely got more coming to him, too, as Nelson's peripherals suggest his ERA ought to be a full run higher than its current 3.71 mark.
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