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Bama in the Big Leagues: Alabama Alums Ready to Play in the Postseason

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Another regular season has come to a close with two Alabama alums ready to make an appearance in postseason play.

Alex Avila and the Chicago Cubs finished first in the National League Central and will face the Washington Nationals in the National League Division Series beginning Thursday. For the Cubs, it is their third straight postseason appearances.

While the Cubs have a few days to prepare for the Nationals, David Robertson and the New York Yankees face a winner-take-all American League Wild Card Game Tuesday against the Minnesota Twins. The Yankees fell two games shy of winning the AL East but their 91 wins in the regular season ensured home field advantage for Tuesday’s clash.

Speaking of Robertson, the Tuscaloosa native wrapped up the regular season by throwing four scoreless innings and striking out seven batters in four outings against Kansas City, Tampa Bay and Toronto.

As the 2017 regular season goes into the history books, check out how Alabama’s former stars fared this season.

 

Alex Avila – Catcher (Chicago Cubs)

2017:

112 games, ,264 avg. 14 HR, 49 RBI, 41 runs, 1 triple, 13 doubles, 62 BB, 120 K, 3 errors, .387 OBP

 

Last Week:

Sep. 25 at St. Louis: Did not play

Sep. 26 at St. Louis: Did not play

Sep. 27 at St. Louis: Did not play

Sep. 28 at St. Louis: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 K

Sep. 29 vs. Cincinnati: 0-1, 1 run, 3 BB, 1 K

Sep. 30 vs. Cincinnati: Did not play

Oct. 1 vs. Cincinnati: 0-2

 

This Week:

Oct. 5 at Washington (NLDS Game 1)

Oct. 6 at Washington (NLDS Game 2)

 

Tommy Hunter – RHP (Tampa Bay Rays)

2017:

61 appearances, 3-5, 1 save, 2.61 ERA, 58.2 IP, 43 hits, 18 runs (17 earned), 14 BB, 64 K, 6 HR allowed, 2 errors

 

Last Week:

Sep. 25: Off Day

Sep. 26 at New York Yankees: Did not play

Sep. 27 at New York Yankees: Did not play

Sep. 28 at New York Yankees: 1 IP, 1 hit, 1 run (1 earned), 1 BB, 2 K

Sep. 29 vs. Baltimore: Did not play

Sep. 30 vs. Baltimore: 1 IP, 2 hits, 2 runs (2 earned), 1 BB, 0 K

Oct. 1 vs. Baltimore: Did not play

 

Wade LeBlanc – LHP (Pittsburgh Pirates)

2017:

50 appearances, 5-2, 1 save, 4.50 ERA, 68 IP, 64 hits, 35 runs (34 earned), 17 BB, 54 K, 10 HR allowed

 

Last Week:

Sep. 25: Off Day

Sep. 26 vs. Baltimore: Did not play

Sep. 27 vs. Baltimore: Did not play

Sep. 28 at Washington: Did not play

Sep. 29 at Washington: 0.1 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 BB, 1 K

Sep. 30 at Washington: Did not play

Oct. 1 at Washington: Did not play

 

Adam Morgan – LHP (Philadelphia Phillies)

2017:

37 appearances, 3-3, 54.2 IP, 51 hits, 25 runs (25 earned), 18 BB, 63 K, 10 HR allowed

 

Last Week:

Sep. 25 vs. Washington: Did not play

Sep. 26 vs. Washington: 1 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 BB, 2 K

Sep. 27 vs. Washington: Did not play

Sep. 28: Off Day

Sep. 29 vs. New York Mets: 1 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs, 1 BB, 2 K

Sep. 30 vs. New York Mets: Loss, 0.2 IP, 2 hits, 3 runs (3 earned), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR allowed

Oct. 1 vs. New York Mets: Did not play

 

Jimmy Nelson – RHP (Milwaukee Brewers)

2017:

29 appearances (29 starts), 12-6, 3.49 ERA, 175.1 IP, 171 hits, 75 runs (68 earned), 48 BB, 199 K, 16 HR allowed, 2 errors

 

Last Week:

Sep. 25: Off Day

Sep. 26 vs. Cincinnati: Did not play

Sep. 27 vs. Cincinnati: Did not play

Sep. 28 vs. Cincinnati: Did not play

Sep. 29 at St. Louis: Did not play

Sep. 30 at St. Louis: Did not play

Oct. 1 at St. Louis: Did not play

 

David Robertson – RHP (New York Yankees)

2017:

61 appearances, 9-2, 14 saves, 68.1 IP, 35 hits, 14 runs (14 earned), 23 BB, 98 K, 6 HR allowed, 1 error

 

Last Week:

Sep. 25 vs. Kansas City: 1 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 BB, 3 K

Sep. 26 vs. Tampa Bay: 1 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs 1 BB, 1 K

Sep. 27 vs. Tampa Bay: Did not play

Sep. 28 vs. Tampa Bay: Did not play

Sep. 29 vs. Toronto: 1 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs 1 BB, 1 K

Sep. 30 vs. Toronto: 1 IP, 0 BB, 0 runs, 1 BB, 2 K

Oct. 1 vs. Toronto:

 

This Week:

Oct. 3 vs. Minnesota (AL Wild Card Game)

 

Josh Rutledge – Third Base (Boston Red Sox)

Out for the season (hip surgery)

2017:

37 games, .224 avg. 0 HR, 9 RBI, 10 runs, 1 triple, 2 doubles, 9 BB, 31 K, 1 SB, 4 errors, .297 OBP

 

Last Week:

Sep. 25 vs. Toronto: Did not play

Sep. 26 vs. Toronto: Did not play

Sep. 27 vs. Toronto: Did not play

Sep. 28 vs. Houston: Did not play

Sep. 29 vs. Houston: Did not play

Sep. 30 vs. Houston: Did not play

Oct. 1 vs. Houston: Did not play

 

This Week:

Oct. 5 vs. Houston (ALDS Game 1)

Oct. 6 vs. Houston (ALDS Game 2)

 

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