Nicholas Zettel | Disciples of Uecker - Part 17

Disciples of Uecker

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Posts by Nicholas Zettel

What the Reds and Giants say about pitching

The 2012 Divisional series between the San Francisco Giants and Cincinnati Reds seems a fitting, if ironic, match-up. After gaining the reputation of a hitting heavy club without much pitching in the unwelcoming confines of Great American Ballpark, the Reds won 97 games while scoring… [More]

One Final Round-Up

By on October 4, 2012

One Final Round-Up

So, here we are. The 2012 MLB season officially closed yesterday, of course, not without some drama. Unfortunately for Brewers fans, our Milwaukee nine were far removed from the playoff-shaping drama yesterday. After 2011′s seemingly unstoppable club, after the replacement player and injuries saga, after… [More]

Tuesday Round Up: Winning Season!

Last night, the Brewers won their 82nd game of 2012 at Miller Park. Shaun Marcum escaped trouble and limited the damage with his walks, finishing six innings while allowing two runs. The Brewers’ bats powered their attack with three home runs, thanks to Rickie Weeks,… [More]

Thursday Lunch: Power/Speed, Changing Speeds

I’m tempted to say that it’s miracle time in Milwaukee, but y’all already knew that. In a sudden playoff race that required the Brewers to keep winning, well, now the Milwaukee nine simply need to win out. Last night, the Brewers beat the Reds in… [More]

Rebuilding in Two Easy Months

On July 27, my wife and I were enjoying the Olympic opening ceremonies at a neighborhood bar in Cleveland. Preparing for our impending move back to Wisconsin, we were celebrating our year in Ohio. Watching the Olympics seemed like an easy decision; the Brewers were… [More]

Spinning Wheels

By on September 20, 2012

Spinning Wheels

One of the difficult aspects of following a sudden Wild Card contender is that the cybermarket is flooded with loads of virtual ink analyzing said team and verifying the “what-ifs.” Of course, if this type of run happens to a team virtually overnight, there might… [More]

Tuesday Lunch: In Gallardo We Trust

As I previewed earlier this morning, the Brewers open their final 16-game stretch to continue their improbable Wild Card run. I am writing this as a separate feature because, frankly, Yovani Gallardo deserves a lot of credit for his recent stretch of starts. One of… [More]

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By on September 18, 2012

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What a wonderful day off on Monday — a nice opportunity to let Wily Peralta‘s dominant outing sink in, but also to step away from Wild Card insanity for a moment. Now that’s that. The Brewers begin their final run of the season, a grueling… [More]

Scenario City: A Wild Wild Card

When I wrote an introduction to the Wild Card week on Monday, I noted that the Brewers’ main task was to keep on winning while the other clubs faltered. The Brewers’ series against the Braves served as one of their last chances to directly impact… [More]

Narratives Revised: 2012, Peralta’s Strikes, 2008 Sheets

There is a new narrative overtaking the 2012 Brewers’ season, displacing our grave concerns of April and May. Gone are those Milwaukee nine of the replacement breed; our beloved club now carries their best bats. After warming throughout the season, the Brewers’ offense scored 203… [More]