Found May 18, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks went 1-for-5 Thursday night and still raised his batting average. That's how bad it has been for Weeks, who entered the 4-0 loss at Houston with a .154 average and emerged at .156. Weeks is last in the NL in hitting and first with 49 strikeouts, not a good combination. If that skid continues, manager Ron Roenicke won't be able to keep him in the No. 2 spot in the lineup much longer. "The thing about it is, you can sit him for a game, but he needs to hit," Roenicke said. "We need to get him going, and he needs to be in the lineup. We'll keep going at it and see how we have to go about it as far as the order of the lineup and what we need to do there." Roenicke has been reluctant to take Weeks, a 2011 All-Star, out of the lineup because he hasn't seen any signs of a mental letdown. "He's the same guy," Roenicke said. "He's the same guy I talked with last year when he was re...
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