Nicholas Zettel | Disciples of Uecker - Part 15

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In Focus: Fastballer Fiers vs. Jeff Locke

Both the Pirates and the Brewers are winless entering their second series of the season, which might be a surprise to any fans or analysts that looked past the Reds and Rockies, respectively, on both clubs’ season-opening schedules. The Brewers are winless due to a… [More]

Series Review: Colorado Rockies @ Milwaukee Brewers

After writing Series Previews last year, I am going to work on many different types of in-season content this year. So, what better way to start this content than with a review of the horrible opening series for the Brewers? It’s really tough to find… [More]

Tuesday Morning Coffee: Lohse’s Silver Lining

Brewers fans will agree that a 10-0 blowout is not the way we wanted to see our Milwaukee Nine represent themselves during their first outing of the season. Yet, one blowout is just one blowout if the club continues to adjust and play to their… [More]

2015 NL Central Preview: Opening Day

There are two ways to look at the 2015 National League Central: it is either the Pirates’ division to lose; or, every single team has a chance to win the division. Across the board, the Pirates have the best team against question marks or potential… [More]

2015 NL Central Preview: Corner Infield

Anthony Rizzo rose to the top of the NL Central class a year before the Cubs’ took their first big step from rebuilding toward contention, outpacing what amounted to a gang of question marks at first base for the division. Joining Rizzo across the diamond… [More]

2015 NL Central Preview: Parks

More than three years ago, my first post on Disciples of Uecker was about contextualizing Fielding Independent Pitching to park factors. I’d like to think I’ve worked on my writing a lot over those years, and won’t bombard readers with as many difficult-to-digest stats these… [More]

2015 NL Central Preview: Middle Infield

There are two key stories that define the general outlook for the 2015 NL Central middle infields: The Pirates lost Russell Martin, but made one of the division’s best depth acquisitions by signing Korean infielder Jung-Ho Kang. The Cubs graduate one of their biggest high-risk… [More]

2015 NL Central Preview: Outfield

There are several common Brewers fan refrains entering 2015, but none sounds louder than “The Brewers’ success will depend on Ryan Braun‘s thumb.” Indeed, Braun’s fall from grace after the Biogenesis scandal has been nothing short of severe, but the slugger’s thumb injury that silenced… [More]

Thursday Morning Coffee: Peralta

The Brewers followed their weekend losses with weekday wins, continuing their fortunate development with an 8-4 win over the Royals. Wily Peralta drove this win, working into the fourth inning with four hits, four strike outs, and one run allowed. The young righty is up… [More]

2015 NL Central Preview: Rotations

If you’re wondering why I’ve felt so optimistic about the Brewers in 2015, or why I believe the NL Central will be an absolute nail-biter, there is no better place to look than the 2015 rotations for each Central club. Certainly, it is a common… [More]