Jimmy Nelson (3-2) allowed three runs (one earned) on two hits and four walks in a loss Tuesday against the Cubs. He struck out six.
An Aaron Hill error set up the Cubs' two-run sixth inning, which cost Nelson both a chance at a win and at a quality start. Nelson was wild, with just 61 strikes in 109 pitches, but he induced 10 swinging strikes and recorded seven ground outs against three fly outs. The Cubs are one of the most disciplined teams in the league, and Nelson's safe approach could have worked out Tuesday if his defense had backed him up.
Jimmy Nelson (3-1) gave up four runs on 10 hits and a walk Wednesday against the Twins, but struck out six over 6.2 innings and came away with his third straight win.
This wasn't Nelson's most inspiring outing, but he did cut down on the walks after issuing four in each of his last two starts. A consistent strikeout-per-inning man in the minors, Nelson hasn't been close to replicating that sort of success in the big leagues, but the 26-year-old is at least a credible lower-end fantasy starter with upside to be much better than that if he can harness his outstanding raw stuff.
Jimmy Nelson allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits and four walks while striking out just one batter over six innings of an 8-4 win against Pittsburgh on Friday night.
It turned out to be a "bend but don't break" outing for Nelson (2-1, 2.79 ERA) who, despite allowing too many baserunners, made just one critical mistake - a pinch hit three-run home run off the bat of Matt Joyce. Luckily, his mates had staked him to a comfortable lead. Nelson is still maturing, so overcoming diversity has to be considered a good sign. He'll take on the Twins at home next time out.
Jimmy Nelson (1-1) allowed two runs on three hits and four walks while striking out nine over six innings, and earned the win Sunday against the Astros.
Despite giving up a pair of solo homers, Nelson otherwise held the Astros in check, and the offense gave him just enough run support to earn him the victory. Although his record sits at 1-1, Nelson has only allowed two runs in each of his first two starts of the season. He'll make his next start Friday at the Pirates.
Jimmy Nelson (0-1) took the loss despite a quality start Tuesday against the Giants, as he allowed two runs on five hits and a walk over 7.1 innings. He struck out three.
Nelson was super efficient, as he needed just 88 pitches to get 22 outs and threw 59 strikes against 29 balls. Nelson had a problem with walks last year, as he allowed 3.3 per nine innings, and if he can tighten up his control, it would be a huge step towards becoming the top-half-of-the-rotation pitcher the Milwaukee Brewers hope he can be. Nelson walked one batter or fewer in just nine of his 30 starts last year, and only four of those nine went longer than seven innings.
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