Nicholas Zettel | Disciples of Uecker - Part 13

Disciples of Uecker

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

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Series Preview: Brewers @ Mets

The 2013 Wild Card races are producing drama in the Junior Circuit, as the Indians, Rays, and Rangers fight for their chance to enter the one game playoff. In the older league, the Reds and Pirates face off to determine home-field for their likely playoff… [More]

Around the Rotation: Estrada’s Fine Start

Last night, Marco Estrada threw seven scoreless innings against the Braves, beating Atlanta’s club with six strike outs, three walks, and two hits. Estrada’s outing served as a reminder of just how good the righty can be when he limits the long ball; for all… [More]

Thursday Morning Coffee: Cubs @ Brewers

The wins keep coming for our beloved Milwaukee Nine, as the Brewers followed Tuesday’s small-ball, nail-biting win with a big-ball laugher. Immediately opening the game with some timely two-out action, the Brewers boasted a 5-0 lead before the Cubs took their second turn. Tyler Thornburg… [More]

Fun with Pythagoras #7: Defensive Riddles

Watching last night’s solid 6-1 victory against the Cubs, a couple of things occurred to me: (1) For once, it seemed, I was following a game in which the Brewers were consistently winning and playing well. I can’t be the only one who feels like… [More]

Narratives of Bullpen Woes

By on September 12, 2013

Narratives of Bullpen Woes

One of the beacons throughout the 2013 season has been the Brewers’ bullpen. GM Doug Melvin‘s lightly rebuilt pen added a layer of stability to an otherwise struggling ballclub. Of course, watching a fine bullpen work through a losing season also provides frustrating evidence that,… [More]

Tuesday Rush Hour: Brewers @ Cardinals

The Brewers inch toward the middle of their stretch of 19 consecutive games against NL Central opponents. Depending on one’s point of view, the clubs’ efforts against the Cardinals, Reds, and Pirates are an opportunity for the club to take their young, competitive roster to… [More]

Pitching By Month, 2008-2013

Are the 2013 Brewers’ pitchers better than the 2012 Brewers hurlers? With less than 20% of the season remaining, the 2013 Brewers starters and relievers are approaching the 2012 staff’s performance. Thus far, the Brewers’ 611 runs allowed are approximately 25 runs below average, whereas… [More]

Mark Rogers and the First Round Descent

Milwaukee Brewers fans have an extreme relationship with GM Doug Melvin. Overall, Melvin’s tenure in Milwaukee is undoubtedly one of the most successful periods of baseball in Brewers history, regardless of any other critiques or concerns. Yet, those concerns are continually bubbling to the surface… [More]

Gorzelanny’s Approaches

Southpaw Tom Gorzelanny is undoubtedly one of the most important arms for the 2013 Milwaukee Brewers. After two above average seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates at ages 23 and 24, Gorzelanny worked through several tough seasons before reemerging as a serviceable starter with the Chicago… [More]

Series Preview: Brewers @ Pirates

I am certain this will be a theme that dominates the offseason, especially if the Brewers continue their competitive stretch of play: is there anything to a contending season aside from timing? Of course, we can analyze front office decisions back and forth, we can… [More]