MILWAUKEE -- Whether it was a coincidence or not, Rickie Weeks hit better when Scooter Gennett was up in the big leagues breathing down his neck.
The notion Gennett was putting pressure on Weeks may be overblown, but Brewers manager Ron Roenicke starting the veteran second baseman when the match-up favored him certainly helped.
With Weeks back in a slump and his batting average down to .211, Roenicke is going back to splitting playing time at second base based on favorable match-ups while Gennett is with the team.
"We're going to do that for a while," Roenicke said. "We'll see what happens when 'Yo' gets back and when Estrada gets back to see if we stay with a five-man bench or go back to a four man. It's nice to have five guys, hopefully we pitch well enough to continue to do that."
While Gennett was up from June 1 until June 26, Weeks hit .435 with five home runs and nine RBI. He's hit just .170 with two home runs and five RBI since.
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