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The team announced that Jimmy Nelson's shoulder will sideline him for the remainder of 2017.

Nelson was enjoying the best season of his career; he's 12-6 on the season with a 3.49 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 199 strikeouts in 175.1 innings pitched.

Jimmy Nelson is eight strikeouts shy of becoming the first Brewers pitcher with at least 200 strikeouts in a single season since Yovani Gallardo in 2012 (204).

With four doubles at Pittsburgh earlier this week, Kris Bryant became just the second third baseman all-time to record at least 60 extra-base hits in each of his three career Major League Baseball seasons (based on primary position in first three seasons).

Going into Saturday, the Brewers are three games back of the Rockies for the final NL wild-card spot and four back of the Cubs in the NL Central standings. Milwaukee also entered Saturday three games behind Colorado for the second wildcard. Considering the Brewers were being built to win in another year or two more so than right now, they can't afford to be down a man at any position for the stretch run. Starting pitcher Chase Anderson contributed two runs of his own, while Jesus Aguilar added an RBI in the win for the Brew Crew. Their depth simply doesn't measure up to most of the NL's contenders. At times this season, he was productive.

In Garza's defense, the Brewer hitters didn't show up again. They were all over the Cubs, winning 15-2 to chop another game off their deficit.

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