While Americans get set to fire up the grills, shoot the fireworks and celebrate our country’s independence, athletes across Major League Baseball are getting ready for a big week of baseball.

Prior to the close of June, Jimmy Nelson tied a season high with 11 strikeouts in his victory Thursday night at Cincinnati.

Another former Alabama star also had one of his best weeks of the season. Tuscaloosa native David Robertson notched a win and a save this past week against the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers.

For the week, find out how Alabama’s other big league players fared over the past week.

 

Alex Avila - C/First Base (Detroit Tigers)

2017:

57 games, .311 avg. 11 HR, 28 RBI, 25 runs, 11 doubles, 34 BB, 59 K, 1 error, .432 OBP

 

Last Week (June 26-July 2):

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: PPD (Rain)

July 1 vs. Cleveland: (Game 1): Did not play

July 1 vs. Cleveland: (Game 2): 0-2, 2 BB, 2 K

July 2 vs. Cleveland: 1-4, RBI, run, BB, 2 K

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Total: 5 games (4 starts), 2-14, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 runs, 4 BB, 8 K

 

This Week’s Schedule:

July 3: Off Day

July 4-6 vs. San Francisco

July 7-9 at Cleveland

 

Tommy Hunter - RHP (Tampa Bay Rays)

2017:

26 games, 0-2, 1 save, 2.35 ERA, 23 IP, 19 hits, 7 runs (6 earned), 7 BB, 25 K, 2 HR allowed, 1 error

 

Last Week (June 26-July 2):

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: Did not play

June 30 at Baltimore: 0.1 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 BB, 1 K

July 1 at Baltimore: Did not play

July 2 at Baltimore: Did not play

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Total: 2 appearances, 0-0, 1 save, 1.1 IP, 0 hits, 0 BB, 2 K

 

This Week’s Schedule:

July 3: Off Day

July 4-5 at Chicago Cubs

July 6-9 vs. Boston

 

Wade LeBlanc - LHP (Pittsburgh Pirates)

2017:

31 games, 3-2, 1 save, 4.47 ERA, 44.1 IP, 45 hits, 22 runs (22 earned), 9 BB, 34 K, 5 HR allowed

 

Last Week (June 26-July 2):

June 26: Did not play

June 27 vs. Tampa Bay: Did not play

June 28 vs. Tampa Bay: Did not play

June 29 vs. Tampa Bay: Did not play

June 30 vs. San Francisco: 1.2 IP, 2 hits, 1 run (1 earned), 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HR allowed

July 1 vs. San Francisco: Did not play

July 2 vs. San Francisco: Did not play

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Total: 1 appearance, 0-0, 1.2 IP, 2 hits, 1 run (1 earned), 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HR allowed

 

This Week’s Schedule:

July 3-6 at Philadelphia

July 7-9 at Chicago Cubs

 

Jimmy Nelson - RHP (Milwaukee Brewers)

2017:

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

 

Last Week (June 26-July 2):

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: Did not play

July 1 vs. Miami: Did not play

June 2 vs. Miami: Did not play

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Total: 1 appearance (1 start), 1-0, 7 IP, 3 hits, 2 runs (2 earned), 1 BB, 11 K, 2 HR allowed

 

This Week’s Schedule:

July 3-5 vs. Baltimore

July 6 at Chicago Cubs (makeup of May 20 PPD)

July 7-9 at New York Yankees

 

David Robertson - RHP (Chicago White Sox)

2017:

27 games, 4-2, 12 saves, 3.00 ERA, 30 IP, 20 hits, 10 runs (10 earned), 10 BB, 44 K, 4 HR allowed

 

Last Week (June 26-July 2):

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, 1.0 IP, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 BB, 1 K

June 30 vs. Texas: Did not play

July 1 vs. Texas: Did not play

July 2 vs. Texas: Win, 1.2 IP, 2 hits, 0 runs, 1 BB, 2 K

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Total: 2 appearances, 1-0, 1 save, 2.2 IP, 3 hits, 0 runs, 1 BB, 3 K

 

This Week’s Schedule:

July 3-5 at Oakland

July 6: Off Day

July 7-9 at Colorado

 

Josh Rutledge - Third Base (Boston Red Sox)

Currently on 7-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 (June 26-July 2)

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: Did not play

July 1 at Toronto: Did not play

July 2 at Toronto: Did not play

 

This Week’s Schedule:

July 3-5 at Texas

July 6-9 at Tampa Bay