MILWAUKEE -- Jonathan Lucroy ventured into the manager's office in the visitors' clubhouse at PNC Park in Pittsburgh looking for answers.
A proven hitter, Lucroy was mired in a puzzling slump to begin the season. Though his catcher was hitting just .216 at the time of that mid-May meeting, Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke's message was simple: Just stick with it and things will turn around.
Shortly thereafter, Lucroy and the Brewers began to see results. Now, Lucroy is one of the hottest hitters in baseball and is on pace to continue to establish himself as one of the best all-around catchers in the game.
"I just went in there going through some things and he talked to me about it," Lucroy said. "It made me feel good. It gave me a good confidence booster. It was right around that time that I made some adjustments and turned it around. Ron is good about that. He's real good at pumping guys up and letting you know he's behind you."
Lucroy is a talented offensive player and proba...