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The MLB Good, Bad & the Ugly for 4th week of the 2015 MLB Season. Thanks to ESPN.com for stats that are included in this article.
The Good: Nelson Cruz leads Baseball with 13 HR’s- The Mariners might be 10-15, but it’s not because of Nelson Cruz. After Cruz left Baltimore for Seattle this season, people thought Cruz HR’s would drop mainly because of going to a bigger park in Seattle, but so far Cruz is proving everybody wrong. Cruz’s stats will be placed below, but he has been looking good so far.
2015 League Ranks: 1st in AL in HR (13), 1st in AL in RBI (25), 1st in AL in SLG (.788), 1st in AL in OPS (1.175)
The Bad: The Red Sox see a Yankee Broom in Fenway- Andrew Miller got David Ortiz on a hard line drive right to center, and the Yankees completed the three-game sweep of the rival Red Sox with an 8-5 victory. It was New York’s first sweep of a Red Sox series three games or longer since a five-game sweep in 2006. The Red Sox lost for the eighth time in 11 games to fall below .500 for the first time this season. Mike Napoli hit a three-run homer in the sixth, the only inning Boston scored.
The Ugly: Brewers 7-18 start cost Manager his job- The Milwaukee Brewers fired manager Ron Roenicke on Sunday after the team started the Major League Baseball season with a league-worst 7-18 record. President and general manager Doug Melvin announced the move hours after the team’s 5-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs. The Brewers will name Craig Counsell as Roenicke’s replacement during a news conference Monday, according to multiple media reports.
In just over four seasons with the Brewers, the 58-year-old Roenicke was 342-331.
In his first season as major league manager in 2011, Roenicke led the Brewers to a 96-66 record — the best in team history — and the National League Central title. The Brewers beat Arizona in the first round of the playoffs and lost to St. Louis in the National League Championship Series.