As the 2017 Major League Baseball calendar reaches the final 25 games of the regular season, one former Alabama pitcher has an opportunity to really help his team down the stretch.

After notching a critical road win against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Jimmy Nelson picked up where he left off with last week with a season-high 11 strikeouts in seven shutout innings against the Washington Nationals. With the win, Nelson picked up his 11th win of the season and is just eight strikeouts shy of 200 strikeouts for the season.

Going into the first full week of September, the former Crimson Tide hurler will face some of his biggest starts to date as the Milwaukee Brewers are 3.5 games behind the Chicago Cubs for first place in the National League Central and only one-half game behind the Colorado Rockies for a possible wild card spot.

In addition to Nelson, check out how some of Alabama’s other alums fared around MLB last week.

 

Alex Avila - Catcher (Chicago Cubs)

2017:

99 games, .270 avg. 14 HR, 47 RBI, 38 runs, 13 doubles, 54 BB, 106 K, 3 errors, .389 OBP

 

Last Week:

Aug. 28 vs. Pittsburgh: 1-4, 1 RBI, 2 K

Aug. 29 vs. Pittsburgh: 1-4, 1 RBI, 3 K

Aug. 30 vs. Pittsburgh: 0-1

Aug. 31 vs. Atlanta: Did not play

Sep. 1 vs. Atlanta: 0-2, 2 BB, 1 K

Sep. 2 vs. Atlanta: Did not play

Sep. 3 vs. Atlanta: Did not play

 

This Week:

Sep. 4-7 at Pittsburgh

Sep. 8-10 vs. Milwaukee

 

Tommy Hunter - RHP (Tampa Bay Rays)

2017:

52 appearances, 2-5, 1 save, 2.52 ERA, 50 IP, 37 hits, 15 runs (14 earned), 12 BB, 54 K, 6 HR allowed, 2 errors

 

Last Week:

Aug. 28 at Kansas City: Did not play

Aug. 29 at Kansas City: Did not play

Aug. 30 at Kansas City: 1 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 BB, 0 K

Aug. 31: Off Day

Sep. 1 at Chicago White Sox: 1 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 BB, 2 K

Sep. 2 at Chicago White Sox: Did not play

Sep. 3 at Chicago White Sox: Did not play

 

This Week:

Sep. 4-6 vs. Minnesota

Sep. 7: Off Day

Sep. 8-10 at Boston

 

Wade LeBlanc - LHP (Pittsburgh Pirates)

2017:

46 appearances, 4-2, 1 save, 4.91 ERA, 62.1 IP, 62 hits, 34 runs (34 earned), 16 BB, 49 K, 10 HR allowed

 

Last Week:

Aug. 28 at Chicago Cubs: Did not play

Aug. 29 at Chicago Cubs: Did not play

Aug. 30 at Chicago Cubs: Did not play

Aug. 31: Off Day

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

Sep. 2 vs. Cincinnati: Did not play

Sep. 3 vs. Cincinnati: Did not play

 

This Week:

Sep. 4-7 vs. Chicago Cubs

Sep. 8-10 at St. Louis

 

Adam Morgan - LHP (Philadelphia Phillies)

2017:

28 appearances, 3-1, 4.17 ERA, 45.1 IP, 46 hits, 21 runs (21 earned), 15 BB, 53 K, 9 HR allowed

 

Last Week:

Aug. 28 vs. Atlanta: 1 IP, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 BB, 1 K

Aug. 29 vs. Atlanta: Did not play

Aug. 30 vs. Atlanta: Did not play

Aug. 31 at Miami: 1 IP, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 BB, 3 K

Sep. 1 at Miami: Did not play

Sep. 2 at Miami: Did not play

Sep. 3 at Miami: Win, 3 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs, 1 BB, 1 K

 

This Week:

Sep. 4-6 at New York Mets

Sep. 7-10 at Washington

 

Jimmy Nelson - RHP (Milwaukee Brewers)

2017:

28 appearances (28 starts), 11-6, 3.59 ERA, 170.1 IP, 167 hits, 75 runs (68 earned), 46 BB, 192 K, 16 HR allowed, 2 errors

 

Last Week:

Aug. 28: Off Day

Aug. 29 vs. St. Louis: Did not play

Aug. 30 vs. St. Louis: Did not play

Aug. 31 vs. Washington: Did not play

Sep. 1 vs. Washington: Win, 7 IP, 3 hits, 0 runs, 3 BB, 11 K

Sep. 2 vs. Washington: Did not play

Sep. 3 vs. Washington: Did not play

 

This Week:

Sep. 4-6 at Cincinnati

Sep. 7: Off Day

Sep. 8-10 at Chicago Cubs

 

David Robertson - RHP (New York Yankees)

2017:

49 appearances, 6-2, 2.32 ERA, 54.1 IP, 34 hits, 14 runs (14 earned), 17 BB, 76 K, 6 HR allowed, 1 error

 

Last Week:

Aug. 28 vs. Cleveland: Did not play

Aug. 29 vs. Cleveland: PPD (Rain)

Aug. 30 vs. Cleveland: Did not play

Aug. 30 vs. Cleveland: Did not play

Aug. 31 vs. Boston: 2 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs, 1 BB, 1 K

Sep. 1 vs. Boston: Did not play

Sep. 2 vs. Boston: 1 IP, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 BB, 1 K

Sep. 3 vs. Boston: Did not play

 

This Week:

Sep. 4-6 at Baltimore

Sep. 7: Off Day

Sep. 8-10 at Texas

 

Josh Rutledge - Third Base (Boston Red Sox)

 

60-Day Disabled List (Concussion/Hip)

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:

Aug. 28 at Toronto: Did not play

Aug. 29 at Toronto: Did not play

Aug. 30 at Toronto: Did not play

Aug. 31 at New York Yankees: Did not play

Sep. 1 at New York Yankees: Did not play

Sep. 2 at New York Yankees: Did not play

Sep. 3 at New York Yankees: Did not play

 

This Week:

Sep. 4-6 vs. Toronto

Sep. 7: Off Day

Sep. 8-10 vs. Tampa Bay