Nelson boosts Brewers rotation

BY foxsports • June 9, 2016

It took a while, but the Milwaukee Brewers' starting rotation is finally starting to click.

Boosted by strong performances from Jimmy Nelson, Zach Davies and Junior Guerra, Brewers starters have a combined ERA of just 3.37 over the last month, the fourth-best mark in the majors during that span.

 Brewers' 2016 Starting Pitcher ERA Breakdown

  ERA Rank in MLB
Through May 8 6.41 30
Since May 9 3.37 4

Nelson is leading the charge at Miller Park, where he has pitched at least seven innings and allowed two or fewer runs in his last four starts.

Another big win on Thursday night would tie former Brewer Yovani Gallardo for the longest such streak at Miller Park.

Most Consec. starts at Miller Park with 7+ IP and 2 or fewer runs

Pitcher Year Dates Streak
Yovani Gallardo 2011 6/25 - 8/27 5
Doug Davis 2004 6/16 - 7/30 4
Jeff Suppan 2008 4/8 - 5/28 4
Yovani Gallardo 2012 7/31 - 8/22 4
Jimmy Nelson 2016 5/2 - Present 4

Veteran slugger Chris Carter has been having a strong season at the plate, so strong in fact that his single in the Brewers' 4-0 win over the Oakland A's on Wednesday was a surprise.

A whopping 61.7 percent of Carter's hits have gone for extra bases, the third-highest rate in the majors.

Highest percentage of hits for extra bases

*Minimum 40 total hits

Player Team % of hits
David Ortiz Boston 65.2
Adam Duvall Cincinnati 62
Chris Carter Milwaukee 61.7
Matt Carpenter St. Louis 55.2
Jose Bautista Toronto 55.1

Statistics courtesy of STATS, inc.



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