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Bama in the Big Leagues: Jimmy Nelson Continues to Shine

Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images
Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images

As a hallmark tradition approaches for Major League Baseball, one of Alabama’s most recent stars continues to make carve out his niche on one of the hottest teams in baseball.

 

Former Crimson Tide pitcher Jimmy Nelson continued his hot pitching from the mound this week with a pair of victories for the Milwaukee Brewers. Nelson has won his last three starts and has accumulated half his win total this season in his last five starts.

 

Tuscaloosa native David Robertson also experienced a solid weekend by notching his 13th save of the season after spending most of the week away from the team.

 

Find out how some of Alabama’s other stars of the past did on the baseball diamond this past week.

 

Alex Avila – Catcher (Detroit Tigers)

2017:

64 games, .299 avg. 11 HR, 29 RBI, 27 runs, 11 doubles, 39 BB, 68 K, 1 error, .423 OBP

This Week:

July 3: Off Day

July 4 vs. San Francisco: 1-4, 1 K

July 5 vs. San Francisco: 0-2, 1 K

July 6 vs. San Francisco: 0-2, 2 BB

July 7 at Cleveland: 2-4, 1 run, 1 K

July 8 at Cleveland: 1-4, 1 K

July 9 at Cleveland: 0-3, 2 BB, 2 K

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Total: 6 games, 4-19, 4 BB, 6 K

 

Tommy Hunter– RHP (Tampa Bay Rays)

2017:

29 games, 0-2, 1 save, 2.13 ERA, 25.1 IP, 20 hits, 7 runs (6 earned), 7 BB, 29 K, 2 HR allowed, 2 errors

This Week:

July 3: Off Day

July 4 at Chicago Cubs: 1 IP, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 BB, 2 K

July 5 at Chicago Cubs: Did not play

July 6 vs. Boston: 1 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 error

July 7 vs. Boston: Did not play

July 8 vs. Boston: Did not play

July 9 vs. Boston: 0.1 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 BB, 1 K

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Total: 3 appearances, 2.2 IP, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 error

 

Wade LeBlanc – LHP (Pittsburgh Pirates)

2017

34 games, 3-2, 1 save, 4.07 ERA, 48.2 IP, 48 hits, 22 runs (22 earned), 10 BB, 36 K, 5 HR allowed

This Week:

July 3 at Philadelphia: 2 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 BB, 2 K

July 4 at Philadelphia: Did not play

July 5 at Philadelphia: Did not play

July 6 at Philadelphia: Did not play

July 7 at Chicago Cubs: 1.1 IP, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 BB, 0 K

July 8 at Chicago Cubs: Did not play

July 9 at Chicago Cubs: 1 IP, 2 hits, 0 runs, 1 BB, 0 K

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Total: 3 appearances, 4.1 IP, 3 hits, 0 runs, 1 BB, 2 K

 

Jimmy Nelson – RHP (Milwaukee Brewers)

2017:

18 games (18 starts), 8-4, 3.30 ERA, 109 IP, 109 hits, 44 runs (40 earned), 27 BB, 118 K, 11 HR allowed, 1 error

This Week:

July 3 vs. Baltimore: Did not play

July 4 vs. Baltimore: Win, 7 IP, 6 hits, 1 run (0 earned), 0 BB, 8 K

July 5 vs. Baltimore: Did not play

July 6 at Chicago Cubs: Did not play

July 7 at New York Yankees: Did not play

July 8 at New York Yankees: Did not play

July 9 at New York Yankees: Win, 5 IP, 7 hits, 3 runs (3 earned), 2 BB, 6 K, 1 HR allowed

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Total: 2 appearances (2 starts), 2-0, 12 IP, 13 hits, 4 runs (3 earned), 2 BB, 14 K, 1 HR allowed

 

David Robertson – RHP (Chicago White Sox)

2017:

29 games, 4-2, 13 saves, 2.87 ERA, 31.1 IP, 21 hits, 10 runs (10 earned), 11 BB, 46 K, 4 HR allowed

This Week:

July 3 at Oakland: Did not play

July 4 at Oakland: Did not play

July 5 at Oakland: Did not play

July 6: Off Day

July 7 at Colorado: 0.1 IP, 1 hit, 0 runs, 1 BB, 0 K

July 8 at Colorado: Save, 1 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 BB, 2 K

July 9 at Colorado: Did not play

 

Josh Rutledge – Third Base (Boston Red Sox)

Currently on 10-Day DL (Concussion)

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

This Week:

July 3 at Texas: Did not play

July 4 at Texas: Did not play

July 5 at Texas: Did not play

July 6 at Tampa Bay: Did not play

July 7 at Tampa Bay: Did not play

July 8 at Tampa Bay: Did not play

July 9 at Tampa Bay: Did not play

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