Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Jimmy Nelson was excellent on Wednesday to help the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-1 win over the scuffling New York Mets at Miller Park.
Nelson (4-8) limited New York to one run on two hits with five strikeouts over eight innings for the Brewers, who have won the first two games of this three-game series.
"He was good all night tonight," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said of Nelson."It's a great night for him to build on."
Scooter Gennett homered in the win, while Ryan Braun, Adam Lind and Carlos Gomez each had an RBI.
Bartolo Colon (9-6) was touched up for four runs on 10 hits in six innings New York, which has lost seven straight.
Curtis Granderson homered as New York's lone source of offense.
Gerardo Parra led off the home first with a double to right and Jonathan Lucroy followed with a single that put runners at the corners. Braun sent home Parra with a single, then Lind poked a double to left that made it 2-0. Colon managed to get out of trouble from there with three straight outs.
Granderson led off the fourth with a homer to right, his 11th of the season, to cut the Mets' deficit to one.
Braun and Lind both reached on two-out singles in the fifth and Gomez followed with a base hit of his own to make it 3-1.
Gennett hit his third homer of the season with a shot to right field off Colon in the sixth.
Francisco Rodriguez worked around a double from Ruben Tejada in the ninth to record his 15th save of the season.
New York fell to 10-26 on the road this season ... Nelson, who entered the game with an 0-1 mark and a 2.25 ERA in two career starts against the Mets, had lost his previous two starts ... Colon has lost his last three road starts.