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Bama in the Big Leagues: MLB Returns from All-Star Break

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Photo courtesy of Alabama baseball

Following the All-Star Break, teams across Major League Baseball resumed regular season play.

For six of Alabama’s former stars in MLB, it was another solid all-around week. Despite a no decision, Jimmy Nelson turned in a quality start Saturday against Philadelphia going 6.2 innings allowing two runs while striking out nine Phillies batters.

Wade LeBlanc earned his fourth win of the season by tossing a scoreless inning against the St. Louis Cardinals to complete the weekend.

For Boston’s Josh Rutledge, his sting on the disabled list could be coming to an end. According to CBSSports.com, Rutledge could begin a rehab assignment soon.

Detroit’s Alex Avila scored the winning run Sunday thanks to Miguel Cabrera’s bases loaded walk in the bottom of the 11th inning Sunday against Toronto.

Check out this week’s breakdown of how each of Alabama’s six former stars performed this week around MLB.

 

Alex Avila – Catcher (Detroit Tigers)

2017:

67 games, .297 avg. 11 HR, 29 RBI, 28 runs, 11 doubles, 40 BB, 68 K, 1 error, .421 OBP

Last Week:

July 14 vs. Toronto: 1-4, 1 K

July 15 vs. Toronto: 0-0

July 16 vs. Toronto: 0-1, 1 run, 1 BB

This Week:

July 17-20 at Kansas City

July 21-23 at Minnesota

 

Tommy Hunter – RHP (Tampa Bay Rays)

2017:

31 appearances, 0-2, 1 save, 1.95 ERA, 27.2 IP, 22 hits, 7 runs (6 earned), 7 BB, 31 K, 2 errors, 2 HR allowed

Last Week:

July 14 at Los Angeles Angels: 1.1 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 BB, 1 K

July 15 at Los Angeles Angels: Did not play

July 16 at Los Angeles Angels: 1 IP, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 BB, 1 K

This Week:

July 17-19 at Oakland

July 20: Off Day

July 21-23 vs. Texas

 

Wade LeBlanc – LHP (Pittsburgh Pirates)

2017:

35 appearances, 4-2, 1 save, 3.99 ERA, 49.2 IP, 48 hits, 22 runs (22 earned), 10 BB, 37 K, 5 HR allowed

Last Week:

July 14 vs. St. Louis: Did not play

July 15 vs. St. Louis: Did not play

July 16 vs. St. Louis: Win, 1 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 BB, 1 K

This Week:

July 17-20 vs. Milwaukee

July 21-23 at Colorado

 

Jimmy Nelson – RHP (Milwaukee Brewers)

2017:

19 appearances (19 starts): 8-4, 3.27 ERA, 115.2 IP, 112 hits, 46 runs (42 earned), 29 BB, 127 K, 1 error, 12 HR allowed

Last Week:

July 14 vs. Philadelphia: Did not play

July 15 vs. Philadelphia: No Decision, 6.2 IP, 3 hits, 2 runs (2 earned), 2 BB, 9 K, 1 HR allowed

July 16 vs. Philadelphia: Did not play

This Week:

July 17-20 at Pittsburgh

July 21-23 at Philadelphia

 

David Robertson – RHP (Chicago White Sox)

2017:

31 appearances, 4-2, 13 saves, 2.70 ERA, 33.1 IP, 21 hits, 10 runs (10 earned), 11 BB, 47 K, 4 HR allowed

Last Week:

July 14 vs. Seattle: Did not play

July 15 vs. Seattle: No Decision, 1 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 BB, 0 K

July 16 vs. Seattle: No Decision, 1 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 BB, 1 K

This Week:

July 17: Off Day

July 18-19 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

July 20: Off Day

July 21-23 at Kansas City

 

Josh Rutledge – Third Base (Boston Red Sox)

10-Day DL (Concussion)

2017:

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

Last Week:

July 14 vs. New York Yankees: Did not play

July 15 vs. New York Yankees: Did not play

July 16 vs. New York Yankees (Game 1): Did not play

July 16 vs. New York Yankees (Game 2): Did not play

This Week:

July 17-20 vs. Toronto

July 21-23 at Los Angeles Angels

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