The Major League Baseball season approaches the half-way point as the month of June comes to a close.

Over the last few days, former Alabama pitchers Jimmy Nelson and Tommy Hunter contributed to big road wins for the Milwaukee Brewers and Tampa Bay Rays respectively.

Nelson tossed one of his best games of the season Thursday night at Cincinnati. Milwaukee’s starting hurler fanned 11 batters, walked one and allowed two earned runs in seven innings of work.

Hunter earned his first save of the season in Tampa Bay’s 4-2 win over Pittsburgh Tuesday evening. Coming out of the bullpen in the 10th inning, the Indianapolis, Indiana native pitched a scoreless and hitless inning while striking one of his three batters faced.

In addition to Hunter and Nelson, find out how Alabama’s six alums on MLB rosters are doing this week.

 

Alex Avila - Catcher/First Base (Detroit Tigers)

2017:

56 games, .319 avg. 11 HR, 28 RBI, 25 runs, 11 doubles, 32 BB, 55 K, 1 error, .435 OBP

This week:

June 26: Off Day

June 27 vs. Kansas City: 0-1

June 28 vs. Kansas City: 1-4, HR, RBI, run, K

June 29 vs. Kansas City: 0-3, run, BB, 3 K

June 30 vs. Cleveland

July 1 vs. Cleveland (DH)

July 2 vs. Cleveland

 

Tommy Hunter - RHP (Tamp Bay Rays)

2017:

25 games, 0-2, 1 save, 2.38 ERA, 22.2 IP, 19 hits, 7 runs (6 earned), 7 BB, 24 K, 2 HR allowed, 1 error

This week:

June 26: Off Day

June 27 at Pittsburgh: Save, 1 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 BB, 1 K

June 28 at Pittsburgh: Did not play

June 29 at Pittsburgh:

June 30 at Baltimore

July 1 at Baltimore

July 2 at Baltimore

 

Wade LeBlanc - LHP (Pittsburgh Pirates)

2017:

30 games, 3-2, 1 save, 4.43 ERA, 42.2 IP, 43 hits, 21 runs (21 earned), 9 BB, 34 K, 4 HR allowed, 2 errors

This Week:

June 26: Off Day

June 27 vs. Tampa Bay: Did not play

June 28 vs. Tampa Bay: Did not play

June 29 vs. Tampa Bay:

June 30 vs. San Francisco

July 1 vs. San Francisco

July 2 vs. San Francisco

 

Jimmy Nelson - RHP (Milwaukee Brewers)

2017:

16 games (16 starts), 6-4, 1 CG, 3.43 ERA, 97 IP, 96 hits, 40 runs (37 earned), 25 BB, 104 K, 10 HR allowed, 1 error

This Week:

June 26: Off Day

June 27 at Cincinnati: Did not play

June 28 at Cincinnati: Did not play

June 29 at Cincinnati: Win, 7 IP, 3 hits, 2 runs (2 earned), 1 BB, 11 K, 2 HR allowed

June 30 vs. Miami

July 1 vs. Miami

July 2 vs. Miami

 

David Robertson - RHP (Chicago White Sox)

2017:

25 games, 3-2, 11 saves, 3.29 ERA, 27.1 IP, 17 hits, 10 runs (10 earned), 9 BB, 41 K, 4 HR allowed, 1 error

This Week:

June 26 vs. New York Yankees: Did not play

June 27 vs. New York Yankees: Did not play

June 28 vs. New York Yankees: Did not play

June 29 vs. New York Yankees: Save, 1 IP, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 BB, 1 K

June 30 vs. Texas

July 1 vs. Texas

July 2 vs. Texas

 

Josh Rutledge - Third Base (Boston Red Sox)

2017:

Currently on 7-Day DL (Concussion)

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

This week:

June 26 vs. Minnesota: Did not play

June 27 vs. Minnesota: Did not play

June 28 vs. Minnesota: Did not play

June 29 vs. Minnesota: Did not play

June 30 at Toronto

July 1 at Toronto

July 2 at Toronto