- Part 11

Disciples of Uecker

We'd like to go to the Playoffs, that would be cool.

Posts by Jack Moore

Prince Fielder’s Homer Remains 2011’s Longest

Juan Francisco hit one of the longest home runs I’ve ever seen at Great American Ballpark in Tuesday night’s game against the Chicago Cubs. It was majestic. It was mammoth. It was a moonshot. Insert your own adjective beginning with M here, at least as… [More]

The Brewers Against Playoff Teams, With Context

As I noted in this week’s ESPN power rankings, despite struggling in two series against good teams over the past week, the Brewers have a 9-13 record against current NL playoff teams — 3-4 against Arizona, 3-4 against Philadelphia, and 3-5 against Atlanta. A 9-13… [More]

Podcast: Bernie’s Crew

By on September 8, 2011

Podcast: Bernie’s Crew

I recorded an interview with the fine people over at Bernie’s Crew. We talk about the Brewers upcoming series and expectations for the rest of the season. I make a semi-bold prediction. Check it out at their site!

Triple-A Hitters Fear Michael Fiers

I’ve often wondered what it would be like to actually dominate a baseball league like a Ryan Braun or a Prince Fielder. What would it be like to walk up to the plate with supreme confidence that you would succeed? What would it be like… [More]

The Wheel Play Sinks Milwaukee

There are times in baseball games when a bunt makes sense. When a team needs one run to tie a game, when a poor hitter is up to the plate. In these situations, a successful bunt almost surely increases a team’s chances to win, and… [More]

Greinke’s Greatness Pales To Sabathia’s

Donald Zackary Greinke has burst into the second half of the season with alacrity. Since his 13th start (6 IP, 2 ER against Cincinnati on July 8th), Milwaukee’s 90th game of the season, Greinke has thrown 67.1 innings with a 2.41 ERA, striking out 73… [More]

A Reminder Of Cellars Once Dwelt

The Brewers come into today, August 24th, with a record of 78-53, a .595 winning percentage and the franchise’s first ever double-digit lead. Nine years ago, on this very same date, the Brewers were 40 games below .500, at 44-84, 27.5 games behind the St…. [More]

We Have Seen The Top Of The Mountain, And It Is Good

The Brewers are 22-3 in their last 25 games. What else needs to be said? In the interest of full, complete analysis, I suppose we could point out that the Brewers have probably been a little bit lucky to win so many one-run games (27-15),… [More]

The Cubs Are Dead, Long Live The Cubs

The Chicago Cubs have fired general manager Jim Hendry. The unceremonious dumping of Hendry as his team slumps to a fifth place finish despite the largest payroll in the division by some $25 million underscores the successes of the early Hendry era. From Hendry’s promotion… [More]

Free Wily Peralta?!

By on August 18, 2011

Free Wily Peralta?!

For a farm system left without any top talent after the trades of Brett Lawrie, Jake Odorizzi, Lorenzo Cain, and Alcides Escobar, Wily Peralta’s 2011 season has been a revelation. Peralta has notched 134 strikeouts in 132 innings between Double-A and Triple-A, including 17 strikeouts… [More]