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This is the Final Edition of the 2014 MLB Season of the Good, the Bad & the Ugly. This one is for the World Series in which the San Francisco Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals in seven games. Thanks to MLB on FOX, ESPN & USA Today with help with this article.
The Great: The Ace of the 2014 MLB Postseason, Giants LHP Madison Bumgarner- This was the 2014 Postseason of the Bumgarner as Madison Bumgarner was unstoppable in these playoffs, in the World Series alone Bumgarner pitched in three games with a 0.43 ERA, with 17 strikeouts, 2-0 with also one save, also 0.48 WHIP in 21.0 innings pitched. Bumgarner postseason stats are just as great with a 4-1 record with a 1.03 ERA, 0.65 WHIP, 52.2 innings with 45 strikeouts with that one save. Just Great for Bumgarner
The Good: The Clutch Hitting of the San Francisco Giants in the 2014 World Series- The Giants batting average in the World Series was .277, but during this postseason the Giants just used timely hitting to advance and end the Royal’s run.
The Bad: Alex Gordon- Gordon was great in the earlier part of the ALCS, but outside of a Game seven showing, Gordon struggled a lot in the World Series, his batting average was .185, with 5 strikeouts, 5 for 27 at the plate, just bad for Gordon overall.
The Ugly: Royals starting pitchers of Shields, Guthrie & Vargas- James Shields(0-2, 7.00 ERA, 1.89 WHIP in 9.0 innings), Jason Vargas(0-0, 6.75 ERA, 2.00 WHIP in 4 innings), Jeremy Guthrie(1-1 with a 5.40 ERA, 0.96 WHIP in 8.1 Innings), with the Royals Bullpen being excellent in this Postseason, these three starting pitchers did not get the job done & put the Royals in hole at times in this 2014 World Series, just ugly.
We here at BKD TV thank you for reading the Good, Bad & Ugly for the 2014 Season, from Week One to the World Series. This article will be back for the 2015 MLB Season, but we will be transitioning to the NBA to fill a weekly article of this kind, the Rebounds & Blocks of the NBA, that will start on Monday everybody.