Four games behind the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central standings and three games out of the final National League wild-card berth, the Milwaukee Brewers must play the rest of the MLB season without Jimmy Nelson, their No. 1 starting pitcher. He is 12-6 with a 3.49 ERA, a career high for victories.
Nelson has a 3.49 earned-run average.
Nelson, 28, suffered the injury on Friday night against the Cubs. If the Brewers are to overcome that deficit and make their first postseason appearance since 2011, they'll have to do it behind a rotation led by 16-game victor winner Zach Davies, veteran Matt Garza and breakout pitcher Chase Anderson. 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. Milwaukee also entered Saturday three games behind Colorado for the second wildcard.
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There's some talent and experience in that group, but losing Nelson really tightens that rotation up.
Every win is going to count down the stretch, especially as the Brewers attempt to make up ground, and getting the most out of their roster is one way to ensure success.
That's the reality from a talent standpoint.
In Garza's defense, the Brewer hitters didn't show up again. At times this season, he was productive. Just check out Saturday's game for evidence.