Rogers, Nelson Earn Monthly Awards

Jason Rogers hit .308 in the month of May.  (Photo: Brad Krause)

Jason Rogers hit .308 in the month of May. (Photo: Brad Krause)

The Brewers announced their Player and Pitcher of the Month for the month of May on Monday as Huntsville’s Jason Rogers was honored as the Player of the Month and Nashville’s Jimmy Nelson was named the organization’s Pitcher of the Month.

Rogers hit .308 for the month with 12 of his 33 hits going for extra bases, including three home runs.

The Stars third baseman also scored 20 runs while knocking in 19 in 30 games.

For the season, Rogers is hitting .276 with four home runs and 31 runs batted in through 56 games.

Nelson made five starts for Triple-A Nashville, going 3-0 with a 1.34 earned run average. He struck out 38 batters while walking just ten in 33.2 innings.

In addition, Nelson made one start for the Brewers, tossing six scoreless innings in a game against the Miami Marlins on May 22nd to earn his first Major League victory.

For the year, the former second round pick has gone 6-1 in ten Triple-A starts and has an ERA of 1.64 with 69 punchouts in 65.2 innings of work.