Braves shut down Brewers offense
ATLANTA – Jimmy Nelson, who grew up in Florida rooting for the Braves, wanted a better showing when facing Atlanta for the first time.
Instead, he matched his career high with five walks, including two in a sixth inning that was his downfall.
Nelson allowed only two runs, but the Milwaukee Brewers were held to only three hits in a 2-1 loss to Atlanta on Sunday.
The Brewers lost three of four to the Braves. Milwaukee rolled in an 11-0 win but scored only a combined four runs in the three losses.
Nelson had one of the three hits for the Brewers, who struck out 11 times.
Atlanta rookie Mike Foltynewicz (3-1) pitched three-hit ball for 7 2-3 innings. He struck out seven with only one walk.
It was scoreless in the sixth when Cameron Maybin singled for a nine-game hitting streak. After Nelson made a wild pickoff throw, he walked Freddie Freeman and Nick Markakis to load the bases.
One out later, A.J. Pierzynski hit a liner that was dropped by second baseman Hector Gomez, who recovered to throw out Markakis at second base as Maybin scored.
Andrelton Simmons’ single chased Nelson.