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Brewers 4, Mets 2 (10 innings): Full Nelson

And there goes the only pun that can ever be done using Jimmy Nelson's name. It would probably make more sense if he pitched a complete game. Oh well.


Win: Donovan Hand (1-5)
Loss: Scott Atchison (3-3)
Save: Alfredo Figaro (3-3)

HR: Gomez (24)

MVP: Jonathan Lucroy (.332 WPA)
LVP: Donovan Hand (-.189 WPA)

Fangraphs Win Expectancy Graph

In his first ever Major League start, Jimmy Nelson certainly impressed. He threw just five innings, but could certainly have gone longer after throwing just 72 pitches. Nelson walked three batters, but allowed just one hit to the Mets. He also struck four hitters out. After a nice 2013 season in the minors, Nelson may have a chance to win a starting job with the Brewers in 2014.

Nelson left with the game tied as Carlos Gomez hit his 24th home run of the season in the fourth inning. A Yuniesky Betancourt sacrifice fly in the eighth put the Brewers on top. That lead was lost in the bottom of the ninth when Donovan Hand, pitching his second inning, secured one out, then gave up two walks and a single.

The Brewers offense roared back in the top of the tenth, with a walk and two singles, the second of which brought home the go-ahead run. After a sacrifice bunt put runners on second and third, Betancourt hit an RBI single to give the Brewers a 4-2 lead they would not relinquish. Alfredo Figaro pitched a perfect bottom of the tenth to secure the win.

With the win, the Brewers are now tied with the Toronto Blue Jays for the tenth worst record in the MLB. A top-10 draft pick is at stake tomorrow!