Nicholas Zettel | Disciples of Uecker

Disciples of Uecker

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Series Preview: Mets @ Brewers

The Brewers and Mets were similar clubs in 2013, and now both clubs appear to be surpassing expectations in strange ways in 2014. First and foremost, the Brewers continue to baffle national baseball analysts — yesterday, for instance, MLB Network analysts spoke about the Brewers’… [More]

Game 100! Series Preview: Reds @ Brewers

2014: Reds (98 G): 383 RS / 363 RA Brewers (99 G): 434 RS / 421 RA Previous Series: Reds: Swept @ Yankees Brewers: Series Loss @ Washington Something must give — the Brewers and Reds enter this late July series with a chance to… [More]

Second Half Begins! 66 To Go: Brewers @ Nationals

It’s a good thing I’m not into jinxes, because the first thing I thought when I saw this Nationals vs. Brewers series was, “How would these pitching match-ups work in a playoffs series?” While this series is a test between two of the National League’s… [More]

Summary of Previews: Brewers’ First Half

62.5% If there’s a telling statistic about the Brewers’ recent success and struggles, it’s also a straightforward statistic: from June 1 onward, 62.5% of the Brewers’ games required five runs (or more) in order to win. Let that sink in: basically, for every series, the… [More]

Series Preview: Cardinals @ Brewers

Forget the Cardinals, Brewers fans need a pep-talk! So, this series actually features an intriguing set of pitching match-ups. Yovani Gallardo arguably has an even match with Joe Kelly returning from the disabled list, Jimmy Nelson takes over Marco Estrada‘s ace-slaying role, and two up-and-coming… [More]

Series Preview: Phillies @ Brewers

It seems like so long ago already, but I wrote my first series preview when the Brewers headed to Philadelphia during their first roadtrip. In that preview, I noted the similar trajectories between the Phillies and Brewers organizations, which looks shocking in hindsight: the Brewers… [More]

Series Preview: Brewers @ Reds

Given that we’re celebrating Independence Day in the USA, it seems criminal that the Brewers and Reds will play Friday evening at 7:00 PM. The late start time is a fitting commentary on baseball’s evolution from outlaw-immigrant-criminal pasttime to professional-entertainment-billionaire industry. Goodness willing some fielder… [More]

Series Preview: Brewers @ Blue Jays

If you had told me in February that the Brewers and Toronto Blue Jays would both be in first place for their July meeting, I would have said, “you’re nuts.” Then, cartwheels abound. Certainly, I thought that the Brewers could produce a solid season if… [More]

Series Preview: Rockies @ Brewers

Welcome to the halfway point! Today’s series-opening game against the Colorado Rockies marks the Brewers’ mathematical midpoint of the season. Now, the official second half won’t begin until the All Star Break in a couple of weeks, but one can still use this mathematical midpoint… [More]

Series Preview: Nationals @ Brewers

2014: Nationals (74 G): 300 RS / 260 RA Brewers (77 G): 351 RS / 314 RA While fighting through a seemingly continuous set of injuries to positional players, the Nationals derived full value from their pitching staff. Even if one wants to dismiss their… [More]