Nicholas Zettel | Disciples of Uecker - Part 17

Disciples of Uecker

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

Posts by Nicholas Zettel

Series Preview: Shuffling Cards

Taking the bad with the good, the Brewers offense generally hammered out runs and won at least one seesaw battle with the Pittsburgh Pirates at Miller Park. Unfortunately, that magic from Tuesday night wore off on Wednesday, and the offense could not produce one last… [More]

What’s On Second

By on April 30, 2013

What’s On Second

There’s a good argument to be made that second base is one of the worst positions in baseball history, in terms of value. On the defensive spectrum, the positions in the middle of the diamond are traditionally valued due to their relative difficulty compared to… [More]

Treading Water / Series Preview

The Brewers completed their six-game, west coast road trip with a ho-hum 2-0 loss against Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers. I say ho-hum, of course, because the Brewers went into the ballgame with a guaranteed .500 roadtrip (always a good thing, especially out west), and… [More]

Series Preview: 12% Gone

Last night, despite Ron Roenicke‘s greatest protests, the Brewers suffered a narrow loss at the hands of San Diego and junkball extraordinaire, Edinson Volquez. The 2-1 loss ensured that the Brewers’ nine game winning streak came to an end, but the Brewers escaped PetCo Park… [More]

Tuesday Morning Coffee: Fun with Pythagoras #1

In case you couldn’t keep your eyes open past 10 pm last night, the Brewers bats made sure to send you off to sweet dreams during their explosive first inning. Playing in San Diego for their first west coast road trip of the year, the… [More]

Thursday Lunch: Rowdy Replacements

Our very own Alex Poterack provided what may prove to be the image of the year, as he summarized the fan experience of Yuniesky Betancourt. While J.P. Breen gave Our Beloved Yuni his due just the other day, the most stubborn shortstop in baseball helped… [More]

Series Preview: Meet the Champions

One of the things I love about the baseball season is its length. Over 162 games, certain parts of the season seem to blur together, and at times, it feels like the games are continuous (or constant). I learned to become a baseball fan this… [More]

Series Preview: Win Now, and Forever

81 75 83 90 80 77 96 83 Since Mark Attanasio‘s group purchased the Milwaukee Brewers, the organization has operated in perpetual “win now” mode. Some Brewers fans (including myself) were skeptical of this motive at first, probably because the Brewers were in the middle… [More]

WHEW! Round ‘Em Up: Estrada’s Start and 1-5 Stretches

I tuned into yesterday’s game late, following work with a chance to catch the final innings of the Brewers’ battle with the Cubs. Unfortunately, my disappointment that I couldn’t hear more baseball turned into an actual extension of the game, as the Brewers bullpen and… [More]

Thursday Morning Coffee: Weeks, Axford, Labor

If the highs of opening day seemed limitless, the Colorado Rockies’ offense smacked expectations and hopes back into order. While it’s certainly the case that a healthy Rockies order is a loaded Rockies order, their vicious nine took the Brewers’ pitchers to the shed —… [More]