Is It Time We Give Jimmy Nelson More Respect?

Going into this season, I had no idea what to expect from Jimmy Nelson; he has been extremely inconsistent in 2014-2016 he has posted ERAs of 4.93, 4.11, and 4.62. Over the last three years, Jimmy has struggled mightily to put together consecutive solid starts. But over the last five starts, he has been pitching the best I have ever seen from him. I am currently writing this while he is dueling Clayton Kershaw nearly matching him strikeout for strikeout.

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The game log above was taken from rotowire.com. But as you see going back to the 3.0 inning game where he was cut short by rain delay he has been throwing the ball extremely well. Over his past month of starts (May 5-May 28), he has a 2.28 ERA, 10.08 K/9, and 3.08 SIERA

Tonight (6/2) against Kershaw Jimmy pitched 8.0 innings and only gave up five hits, with no walks and struck out 11 Dodger hitters. Unfortunately, the bullpen blew another win for the Brewers starting pitchers.

Now this Brewers squad has exceeded many expectations this season, especially those who aren’t Milwaukee fans. With the way, Nelson, Anderson, and Guerra have thrown this past month the crew has a great chance of keeping this first place season going.

Speaking of Chase Anderson, he has been lights out his last two games with a near no-hitter against Arizona.

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After struggling against the Cubs on May 21, he hs gone back to back seven innings starts giving up zero runs and striking out 18. Even more importantly he has dropped his ERA almost an entire run per nine innings.

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