Nelson will miss the remainder of the season with a right rotator cuff strain and partial anterior labrum tear.
The former Alabama standout hurt his shoulder on Friday night diving back into first base after singling in the fifth inning against the Cubs. Nelson will finish the season with a career-high 12 wins and a career-best 3.49 ERA, while compiling 199 strikeouts over 175 1/3 innings. Nelson, who pitched five scoreless innings, hit a ball off the wall in the top of the fifth. The Brewers batted around and scored eight runs in the inning, the last four charged to Justin Grimm.
The loss of Nelson leaves a noticeable hole in the Brewers' starting rotation, with the team looking to make a run in the NL Central and wild card races.
Nelson has a 3.49 earned-run average. According to Baseball Reference, the Cubs have only been beaten that badly by the Brewers on three occasions, with their last loss of this magnitude against Milwaukee coming in 2010 when they were throttled 18-1 by the Brew Crew.
"The Curse of the Businessman's Special" lives on as the Cubs dropped their second game of a three-game series to Milwaukee 15-2 on Saturday. At times this season, he was productive. Cubs LHP Rob Zastryzny picked up his first career major league hit with a sixth-inning single.Cubs SS Addison Russell (foot) ran for the third straight day and said he is progressing.
In Garza's defense, the Brewer hitters didn't show up again. Just check out Saturday's game for evidence.