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Brewers need to fix problem at second

Rickie Weeks (23) has only crossed home plate 20 times this season and is batting .169
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Rickie Weeks is not giving Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke any reason to keep him in the lineup.

Even so, the struggling second baseman remains the (nearly) everyday starter, for now.

Weeks had a day off Tuesday and utility man Jeff Bianchi showed Roenicke what he could do, collecting two hits.

In 154 at bats, Weeks has only managed 26 hits. His batting average is reminiscent of what a pitcher should be batting (.169).

Weeks has struggled over the years with strikeouts, he is currently only 25 strikeouts away from 1000. The guy just can't seem to get on base or hit the long-ball (3 HR in 2013).

An extended amount of rest at second base could be the answer for Weeks, but it could kill his focus.

The Brewers (18-27) cannot afford to have a "wait-and-see" mentality with Weeks. They need to manufacture runs and Weeks has only 10 RBI.

Wednesday's loss had Weeks batting 1-4 with one hit and no RBI or runs. He also had a ball go right by him in the infield.

With the Brewers tied for last in the NL Central with the Chicago Cubs, Weeks isn't the only person to blame on this team, the pitching has been subpar as well.

If the Brewers want to see some major improvements at the plate from their second baseman, they'd be wise to sit Weeks for a few games and let others like Bianchi contribute at the plate.


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