Nicholas Zettel | Disciples of Uecker - Part 24

Disciples of Uecker

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Posts by Nicholas Zettel

Cutter City and Contract Considerations

Last night, I noticed that Zack Greinke’s moving fastball showed up frequently during his start. The right-handed ace-once-again went cutter crazy upon announcing his new pitch, selecting it more than 19% of the time during his April starts. As a result, approximately 71% of Greinke’s… [More]

Celebrating Baseball: 27, 28, and 38 in MLB History

When the Houston Astros selected Carlos Correa as the top pick of the 2012 draft, no one wanted to hear about Shawon Dunston, Matt Bush, Tim Beckham, Tim Foli, B.J. Surhoff, Bill Almon, or Jeff King. Following the Disciples of Uecker live blog, the player… [More]

Sushi Lunch: Catching Up With Gomez and the West Coast

I must be getting old. Five or six years ago, I used to make an event out of each and every west coast Brewers game, finding books to read or lining up food and beer for every pitch into the wee hours of the morning…. [More]

Building and Rebuilding: Disbanding a Core

Baltimore dismissed the Cleveland Indians in the Division Series of the 1996 American League playoffs, striking an early blow to the middle market dynasty in Northeast Ohio. The Indians promised a new look for the 1997 season, trading Jeff Kent (among others) to San Francisco… [More]

Replacement City

By on May 24, 2012

Replacement City

In the 2011 National League, I counted 71 pitchers that worked 100+ innings primarily as starters (i.e., more than 50% of their appearances occurred in games started). As you probably deduced during that sentence, that’s notably fewer pitchers than 16 full-time five-man rotations would require…. [More]

Noon Hour Rounds: Tuesday, May 22

Last night the Brewers lost a tough 14-inning contest with the San Francisco Giants. Although the game seemed over from the start, as Brewers starter Randy Wolf allowed 3 runs in the top of the first inning, the Brewers hung tough and Wolf capped the… [More]

Rickie Weeks: Discipline and Patience

Rickie Weeks struck out four times last night, adding another tough game to his difficult 2012 campaign. Weeks broke through with a home run against the Mets at Citi Field on Tuesday night, but was unable to build on that performance at Minute Maid Park…. [More]

Aces Central!

By on May 16, 2012

Aces Central!

After the Cincinnati Reds’ home run derby at Miller Park not 10 days ago, the Brewers’ rotation produced a complete turn around. Since that 7 IP, 5 R outing by Marco Estrada, no Brewers starter has worked fewer than 6 innings, and each starter has… [More]

What makes a winner?

Newsflash: the 2012 Milwaukee Brewers need to play better against winning teams. Last night, the Brewers lost a 3-1 battle to the New York Mets that looked closer than it was, with the Brewers once again mounting late scoring opportunities that did not result in… [More]

Brewers Round Up: May 10, 2012

The Brewers lost to the Reds in heartbreaking fashion yesterday, wasting a phenomenal start by Zack Greinke and failing to capitalize with runners on base in the bottom of the 9th. The Reds took the series from the Brewers, who receive a much-needed day off… [More]