Nicholas Zettel | Disciples of Uecker - Part 5

Disciples of Uecker

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

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Thursday Morning Round-Up: Draft, Roache, Shuckers, Minors

Forget all the nice things I recently wrote about the Brewers’ pitching staff; perhaps I jinxed the arms on our beloved ballclub. After allowing 26 runs during an exceptional 10 game stretch, the Brewers are well on their way to doubling that figure in a… [More]

Brewers Bats: Five Offensive Explanations

The Brewers sat at 12-23, with 133 total runs scored, on the morning of May 14 when I checked in with the bats. Their overall RS / G of 3.80 was somewhat misleading, however, as the club was in the midst of a 19-game hot… [More]

Smartbuilding #4: New York Mets

Earlier this spring, Hardball Times published a told-you-so / gotcha-genre article with one of Doug Melvin‘s worst public quotes in his tenure as General Manager. The quote is so bad, of course, because of the author’s lead-in and editorializing, but also because it’s so uncharacteristic… [More]

Taylor Jungmann’s Fastball

After his excellent debut, Taylor Jungmann earned his first “tough loss” of the season, as Max Scherzer, the Washington Nationals big-contract ace, nearly no-hit the Brewers. Jungmann hardly pitched poorly, however, and managed to get himself out of trouble a couple of times. Unfortunately, the… [More]

Week 15: Brewers Roster Rankings

A whole set of injuries and disappointing performances added 12 weeks between the first and second installment of this series, and it feels like there has been just as much roster movement in the last two weeks. Tyler Wagner, Tyler Cravy, and Taylor Jungmann each… [More]

Friday Round Up: Draft, Tanking, Biogenesis, Comeback Win

Last night, the Brewers’ hopes looked dismal during an error-plagued start by Matt Garza, but the bats answered each of the errant frames with runs against Tanner Roark to tie the ballgame. Newly recalled second-baseman Scooter Gennett supplied the game-winning RBI in the bottom of… [More]

2015 Brewers Draft Round-Up

First Ten Rounds The Brewers draft took off during the second day, as at least four selections tweeted their thanks (or, “allegiance” (?)) to the Brewers and raw prep arm Nash Walters signed with the club. Blessed to say I’m going to be a brewer!… [More]

Exceptional Debuts: Reprise for Jungmann

Like clockwork, the Brewers recalled yet another organizational starter to pitch in place of Wily Peralta, and once again, that replacement worked an exceptional debut. In fact, for all the fuss about Tyler Cravy‘s debut, which was arguably the best Brewers SP debut of the… [More]

2015 Brewers Draft Picks: Days One & Two

Last night, the first, supplemental, and second rounds of the MLB draft showed that even if pre-draft rankings give fans basic ideas of how good an amateur prospect might be, the draft will not always follow that path exactly. A few of the draft’s best-ranked… [More]

Meet Taylor Jungmann

The Brewers graduate their third organizational arm to the MLB within a 10 day span, this time handing a start to one of the system’s most high profile arms. Taylor Jungmann is now equal parts “hype” and “disappointment,” as the starter was almost immediately billed… [More]