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Chunichi Dragons: Maximo Nelson pitching well, but can’t seem to win

by on Aug.24, 2011 @ 4:18 pm, under NPB

Maximo Nelson dropped his 7th straight decision last night and now has a 6-11 record despite owning a 2.42 ERA / 1.10 WHIP.

Last 7 Starts

Date Opponent Venue IP BF NP H HR SO BB HBP R ER Final Score 1st to score
7/12 Yakult Jingu 4.0 21 70 8 0 3 0 1 5 5 4-6 YAK
7/19 Yomiuri Niigata 7.0 30 110 5 1 5 3 0 2 1 1-2 YOM
7/26 Hanshin Koshien 7.1 29 113 6 1 6 0 0 4 4 3-5 HAN*
8/2 Yakult Nagoya Dome 7.0 29 108 3 0 2 5 1 1 1 0-1 YAK
8/9 Hanshin Nagoya Dome 8.0 34 133 8 0 7 3 0 1 1 0-1 HAN
8/16 Yomiuri Nagoya Dome 7.0 29 93 8 0 9 1 0 3 3 2-3 YOM
8/23 Yakult Jingu 8.0 32 100 5 1 4 3 0 2 2 0-2 YAK
Totals (3.14 ERA, 1.19 WHIP) 48.1 204 727 43 3 36 15 2 18 17 10-20

* tied the game at 1 then had a 3-1 lead before allowing the Tigers to get back into it.

If you look at the final scores, Nelson could have won anywhere from 3-5 of these games.

And considering the Dragons are on a stretch in which they've been held to 2 runs or less over their last 8 consecutive games while still going 4-3-1 appears to show that Nelson isn't getting much love from Lady Luck.