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The MLB Good, Bad & the Ugly is back & it’s for Weeks 9-12 of the 2015 MLB Season. Thanks to ESPN.com for stats that are included in this article.
The Good#1: Max Scherzer amazing June– Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals has had a amazing June, in his last 3 starts, Scherzer has only given up 2 runs, 33 Strikeouts, only 1 walk in 26 Innings. From Mike Axisa from CBS Sports “Scherzer is on an extended run of dominance right now, the likes of which we don’t see very often. A one-hitter, a no-hitter, then eight innings of two-run ball? Any one of those three would represent the best start of the season for most pitchers. Scherzer’s done all that in the span of two weeks. He is the best pitcher in baseball right now and this three-start stretch is historically great”
I would say CY Young & MVP leader for the NL right now.
The Good#2: The Best Team in Baseball: St. Louis Cardinals– The St. Louis Cardinals are 51-24, on a six game win streak & they lose Matt Holliday plus Adam Wainwright lost for the Season, the Cards keep going. Cards are 18-7 in June & in there 18 wins they have only given up more than three runs once in that run. Team ERA is 2.37 for June also. The Cards are nine games up on the Pittsburgh Pirates & right now is the best team in Baseball.
The Bad: Giancarlo Stanton out expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a wrist injury– Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton will miss four to six weeks with a broken bone in his wrist, the team announced. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday. Stanton broke the hamate bone in his left wrist during the Marlins’ 7-1 loss to the Dodgers on Friday night. He underwent surgery Sunday. Entering Saturday, Stanton led the majors with 27 homers and 67 RBIs. Last year he was in the thick of the home run race when a beaning ended his season Sept. 11, and he finished tied for second in the majors with 37 homers. The latest injury means Stanton will miss the All-Star Game. It’s also a big blow to a team that is 15 games below .500. Just bad in general.
The Ugly: Philadelphia Phillies in June– The Fighting Phils are just bad right now, with Andy MacPhail joining the Phillies Front Office, the Phillies are just 8-17 in June, opponents batting average is a .292 & a team that will be trading everybody, the once Good Phillies are just the worst in the MLB. MacPhail’s arrival comes at a particularly challenging time for the organization. The Phillies have the worst record in baseball at 27-50, and manager Ryne Sandberg submitted his resignation Friday and was replaced by interim manager Pete Mackanin. Just Ugly Times in the City of Brotherly Love.