It is safe to say that Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks has struggled mightily during the 2013 MLB season. He has certainly not played like the highest paid player on his team, and his lack of a bat has hurt the Brewers on numerous occasions this year. With that being said, Weeks is getting hot at the plate, which could be the start of the Brewers turning around their season.
The 30-year-old crushed a two-run blast in the eighth inning in Wednesday night’s 3-1 victory over the Houston Astros. Prior to that home run, Milwaukee struggled to get anything going on offense. What Weeks was able to do in that game is something the Brewers are hoping he can do for the season.
The 10-year player has been getting time off this month, which has appeared to help his game on offense. He is seeing the ball better at the plate and is swinging at strikes. In fact, in the month of June, Weeks is batting .406 with three home runs, five RBI, one triple, four walks and seven runs in 32 at-bats.
“I’m just swinging better, I guess,” Weeks said, according to Brewers.com. “I can’t pinpoint anything like that.”
The Brewers do not care if he does not exactly why he is playing better. All that matters is that he continues to stay hot so that the team can build some offense again. With Ryan Braun on the disabled list and Corey Hart yet to make his seasonal debut, Milwaukee needs players like Weeks to step up and carry the load.