Jimmy Nelson throws Milwaukee's first complete game in almost two years, a six hitter as the Crew beat San Diego at home on Father's Day, 2-1.
Nelson struck out ten and walked two, as the 28-year-old right hander set a new career high of eight innings pitched -- and the run he gave up was unearned as he tossed 118 pitches and improved his record to 5-3. Hernan Perez and Manny Pina both hit solo homers in the sixth inning off losing pitcher Luis Perdomo, as the Brewers took two of three from the Padres during the weekend and kept the lead in the National League Central by two and one half games above the Chicago Cubs. Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell gave his bullpen a day off as Nelson had the Crew's first complete game since Taylor Jungmann in July of 2015 at Los Angeles -- and it was the first at Miller Park since Kyle Lohse a little more than three years ago. The Brewers open a four game home series against Pittsburgh tonight (Monday).