Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 11/20/14
MILWAUKEE -- After back-to-back four strikeout games, Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Juan Francisco got Tuesday off in an attempt to clear his mind. Francisco is 1-for-17 with 13 strikeouts on the current homestand and was visually frustrated Monday night. While Francisco is a high strikeout and big power player, he has recently been missing pitches he usually drives. Former Astros outfielder Rick Ankiel set the major-league record for consecutive plate appearances and at-bats with a strikeout at 10 in April, leaving Francisco just two strikeouts away from tying the mark. Brewers manager Ron Roenicke is hopeful a day off or two will get Francisco back into the groove he was in on the recent road trip. "I'll just kind of watch how today goes," Roenicke said. "I talked to him earlier and he's fine. It gets to you after a while, and I think it got to him the last couple of days. If I thnk he just needs one day I'll get him back in there tomorrow, and I'll try to look at matchups t...
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