Nicholas Zettel | Disciples of Uecker

Disciples of Uecker

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

Posts by Nicholas Zettel

Series Preview: Brewers @ Cardinals

2014: Brewers (150 G): 625 RS / 625 RA Cardinals (150 G): 578 RS / 568 RA The Cardinals offense looks bad considering the full 2014 season, but lately their bats have come around. In the second half, the St. Louis bats have scored nearly… [More]

Presented Without Comment: 12

Race to 90 W-L to 90 Actual Pace W RS / RA W Last 10 Pace Note Cardinals 7-5 90 82 90 Already outplayed RS/RA Pirates 11-2 86 85 89 Toughest Remaining Schedule Brewers 12-0 84 81 84 91 W pace on August 19 ***… [More]

Series Preview: Reds @ Brewers

Throughout this season, various Brewers narratives have gnawed at the boundaries of reality and ideology. One of the most persistent narratives (used periodically or specifically by Brewers haters) is “the Brewers are X-X since their 20-7 start.” Not surprisingly, this narrative appears more frequently during… [More]

Series Preview: Marlins @ Brewers

Following this team on a game-by-game level is tough enough during this recent stretch, but diving into a series-by-series picture to write these previews has been absolutely soul-crushing. Luckily, working on these previews will allow Brewers fans and analysts to answer key questions about the… [More]

Series Preview: Cardinals @ Brewers

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. One of my least favorite narratives of the season carries this tune: “The Brewers started the season 20-7, but have played 53-59 since that start.” Recently, I’ve heard this narrative on Cubs broadcasts while… [More]

Series Preview: Brewers @ Cubs

While fans and analysts focus on the drama atop National League divisions and Wild Card races, the Chicago Cubs surged throughout August. Sporting a team of new prospects, the Cubs’ showcase of their rebuilding process culminated with outstanding power shows in St. Louis to close… [More]

Series Preview: Brewers @ Giants

The Giants have been treading water since they left Milwaukee, holding their road spot for the Wild Card game without making a move on the St. Louis Cardinals (for the home WC spot) or the Los Angeles Dodgers (for the NL West). Meanwhile, the Brewers… [More]

Series Preview: Brewers @ Padres

The Padres should look similar to fans of the 2012 and 2013 Brewers. Specifically, San Diego’s squad has encountered one particularly bad month. Otherwise, the team stuck around .500, and lately have shown signs of breaking into the type of hot streak that could make… [More]

Series Preview: Pirates @ Brewers

Pirates Prospects recently featured an extensive analysis of the Pirates’ current issues. If you’re inclined to dismiss the Pirates as contenders, consider the Brewers’ own rough patches this season. While the Brewers arguably encountered (and arguably overcame) their worst injury issues early in the season… [More]

Quick Glance: “Junk” vs. Brewers Bats

One of the most important tasks of analysis is to address “commonly held beliefs” or “intuitions,” in order to determine whether certain beliefs have merit. This is certainly true of crucial social institutions and political issues, and it’s also true of entertainment industries, such as… [More]