Adam Wieser | Disciples of Uecker - Part 7

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An Outfield (Anti)Assist and Home Run Distances

Even though not a lot has been going right for the Milwaukee Brewers this season. A lot has been going very right for Jonathan Lucroy lately. Saturday’s game against the Miami Marlins was no different. Lucroy went 4 for 4 with a double, home run,… [More]

Exploring ERA and Expectations for Brewers’ Pitching

Pitching statistics are far from perfect. Around the early 1900s’, a pitcher was expected to throw the complete game. So determining a pitcher’s effectiveness by a simple “win” or “loss” was a decent barometer. That is until James Otis Crandall began to pitch. Widely considered… [More]

Assessing the Ump Show in Arizona

On Friday, I profiled the Brewers & Diamondbacks series through the lens of the home plate umpires. To get the full picture, check out the piece. Here’s the Reader’s Digest version, as a quick refresher. This chart compares stats compiled from the games that each… [More]

Predicting the Ump Show

By on July 12, 2013

Predicting the Ump Show

It has been a little over ten years since Curt Schilling used a bat to smash a QuesTec camera to bits. At the time, QuesTec had cameras installed in 13 major league ballparks to help MLB provide feedback to umpires about their strike zones. Schilling,… [More]

Will Braun Return from One Battle to Fight Another?

Could Thursday be when Ryan Braun returns for the DL? According to Adam McCalvy, that’s the goal. After a handful of successful batting cage sessions, Braun appears primed to return from the DL for the four-game series in Arizona. Ron Roenicke would like to give… [More]

Two TOOTBLANs in July

By on July 5, 2013

Two TOOTBLANs in July

Rickie Weeks made a huge mistake during Wednesday’s game against the Nationals. The Brewers led 4-1 in the top of the eighth. There was one out with Aramis Ramirez on third, Rickie Weeks on first, and Sean Halton dug into the batter’s box. Halton crushed… [More]

Small Victories and Shifting Sands

Small Victories It took 14 innings until the Brewers’ luck finally ran out Sunday. After a lost start by Kyle Lohse, due to a lengthy rain delay, the Brewers’ anemic offense managed only two hits over 12 innings – both courtesy of Martin Maldonando. Maldonando… [More]

Aramis Ramirez’s Battle Against Breaking Balls

The Brewers were trailing 7-1 in the bottom of the 8th inning, on Thursday, when Aramis Ramirez stepped to the plate. In a game dominated by Cubs’ starting pitcher Matt Garza, who collected a season high 10 strikeouts against the Crew, Ramirez was one of… [More]

A Season of Silver Linings

On opening day, expectations for the 2013 Brewers’ were far from high when the staff at Disciples of Uecker weighted in with their thoughts. The Brewers’ predicted win totals ranged from 80 to 87 but averaged out to about 83. After winning only 29 out… [More]

Brewers’ Starting Pitchers: The Good, Bad and Ugly

Saturday in Cincinnati, the Brewers’ shutout an opponent for the first time all season. They were the last MLB team to do so in 2013. Yovani Gallardo led the charge by going six innings, striking out five, and giving up three hits and two walks…. [More]