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Richie Weeks is not in the Brewers starting lineup Friday.
Even though Weeks is 12-for-19 (.632) with a homer and five RBI over his last seven games, he is still technically in a platoon with Scooter Gennett. You can't really blame manager Ron Roenicke for pulling him despit the numbers. Everyone knows that a run like this is usually followed up by a long series of 0-for-5's with multiple strikeouts so perhaps Roenicke is just trying to put off the inevitable and keep this hot streak alive for as long as he can.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Fernando Rodney has hit a recent rough patch, but said he's put it behind him.
Rodney's closing job is in danger right now, as they 38-year old has already blown a save and has given up in seven runs 3 1/3 innings. Carson Smith could be next in line for saves should Rodney be removed from the job, though Yoervis Medina is another option in the back of the bullpen. As a closer, Rodney will have to have a short term memory and put the issues behind him, as he has a great track record and the stuff is still there for him to succeed in the ninth inning. Analysis: Ben Diamond