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One more week left in the 2014 MLB Season & the Good, Bad & Ugly will help you get to the finish line.
The Good: Pittsburgh Pirates Pitching over the last 7 days- The Pirates pitching has carried them into a tie for the top NL Wild Card spot, this week the Pirates pitching was great including a 1-0 win over the Brewers to put them away to the and start their off-season. The Pirates record has been 6-1, with a 1.00 ERA, 2 shutouts, 3 saves, 9 runs(7 earned), 49 strikeouts & .192 opponents batting average.
The Bad: LA Dodgers Pitching over the last 7 days- The Dodgers are going to the postseason, but there starting pitching has struggled & the Giants are still alive in the NL West race that should have been clinched for the Dodgers weeks ago. The Dodgers pitching has went 5-3, but a 6.52 ERA, 53 runs(50 earned runs), .310 opponents batting average.
The Ugly: Braves fired GM Frank Wren: The Atlanta Braves fired general manager Frank Wren on Monday, less than 24 hours after being eliminated from the National League playoff race. The move was announced by team president John Schuerholz, who scheduled a news conference at Turner Field.
Schuerholz has named former major league executive and MLB Network analyst John Hart as the team’s interim general manager. In addition, the Braves formed a three-person team of Schuerholz, Hart and retired Braves manager Bobby Cox to conduct the search for a new general manager.
Wren was in his 15th season with the Braves and his seventh as the club’s general manager. He was appointed to the GM post after the 2007 season, when Schuerholz gave up the job to become team president.
The Braves have been one of baseball’s biggest disappointments this season. A half-game behind the Washington Nationals for the NL East lead on July 29, Atlanta plummeted out of contention by winning just 18 of its next 49 games.