Nicholas Zettel | Disciples of Uecker - Part 24

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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]

Injury to Insult

By on September 10, 2012

Injury to Insult

I have to admit, after sizing up all the difficult scenarios for our Milwaukee nine to make the playoffs, I started to feel the excitement yesterday. The Brewers faced off against their division foe in St. Louis, seeking a sweep to bring them within 4… [More]

Thursday Round Up: Add Another Arm to the Race

If the 2012 Brewers are not treating fans to a repeat of their 2011 division title, or fighting for playoff baseball in Milwaukee for consecutive seasons, they are giving fans glimpses into the future pitching rotation. Last night, Wily Peralta made his first MLB start… [More]

Tuesday Round Up: NL MVP and Playoff Races

It’s been a refrain on repeat at Disciples of Uecker throughout the 2012 season: Brewers leftfielder Ryan Braun is playing well enough to win his second consecutive NL MVP. However, given (a) the Brewers’ lack of contention, and (b) Braun’s labor victory over the MLB… [More]

Quick Facts! The Brewers Try for a Sweep, and More!

Brewers writer Adam McCalvy noted that the Brewers can secure their first four-game sweep of the Cubs this afternoon at Wrigley Field. Shaun Marcum is scheduled to start for the Brewers today, in what could be his last start for our Milwaukee nine. Jaymes noted… [More]

A Tale of Two Defenses!

Over the course of the year, I have worked on using Fielding Independent Pitching stats to make certain judgments about particular ballparks, as well as to make some judgments about fielding efficiency (and fielding support of pitchers). In the course of these articles, I presented… [More]

Tuesday Round Up: The Future of the Brewers!

Every now and then, I have vivid dreams that foretell future events. Of course, none of them have happened yet, but that’s what’s fun about the distant future. Just the other night, I had an amazing dream about the Brewers winning the World Series —… [More]

Exploration: Exceeding / Underplaying FIP

In case you had not heard, yesterday the Milwaukee Brewers released struggling southpaw Randy Wolf. Yesterday, Jaymes noted the news, and effectively summarized Wolf’s legacy in Milwaukee while looking forward: Thus, looking back, was the Wolf signing a good one? Probably not. But it’s not… [More]

Tuesday Round Up: Ron Roenicke’s World of Words

One of the standard knocks against fanbloggers comes from the practices of professional journalism: since we’re not in the corps, at events, working with players and managers and other reporters, we’re a step removed from the news. This causes some problems in getting quotes, for… [More]

Thursday Round-up: Make it stop!

Following the thread of my meandering exploration on Tuesday, the Brewers promptly scored 6 runs on Tuesday and Wednesday, bringing their output in the Rocky Mountains to 18 total runs scored. For the third time in three weeks, the Brewers scored 18 or more runs… [More]