Brewers Ace Jimmy Nelson Out For Remainder of Season

Posted September 10, 2017

Jimmy Nelson is eight strikeouts shy of becoming the first Brewers pitcher with at least 200 strikeouts in a single season since Yovani Gallardo in 2012 (204).

Nelson's 2017 season represents a significant improvement on his performance in 2016, a season in which he went 8-16 with a 4.62 ERA, a 1.52 WHIP and 186 strikeouts.

The Brewers will be without perhaps their most reliable starting pitcher as they make a last-ditch run at a playoff spot.

The crowd of 41,020 was ready to go wild on Friday night at Wrigley, but the Cubs didn't have much to show offensively. Their confidence and resilience has been strong all season, and there's no reason to believe that will change any time soon. Speaking of Anderson, he got the win to improve his record to 9-3 this season by throwing five innings of shutout baseball, giving up just one hit while striking out five in the win.

The 28-year-old injured his shoulder while sliding back to first base in Friday's 2-0 win over the Cubs, and while it's unclear if the issue will require surgery to fix, it will leave him sidelined until 2018 regardless.

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Mr Santiago put his arms around Ms Brekke and they shared a warm embrace as he reassured her everything would be okay. "It's okay. Brekke said it's encouraging to see people help one another during such a stressful time. "He's helping our family", Brekke said.

The Cubs have won each of John Lackey's last six starts versus NL Central division rivals, including a July 30 start at Milwaukee.

Nelson stayed in the game and pitched the bottom of the fifth, but his velocity was down and he was removed from the game.

"I think it kind of just reminds us that (the Brewers), they don't look at us as the team to beat", Montgomery said. Braun has missed big chunks of the season. The Brewers didn't come to Wrigleyville to get buried, symbolically or otherwise.

"I'm all about Mike pitching the next time out and doing well", manager Joe Maddon said. They have two left against the division-leading Cubs this weekend, and another four later in the month. They're far from dead.