Worth noting

• Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks was mired in a 4-for-54 slump heading into Wednesday's game. With an off-day Thursday, it seemed an opportune time for Weeks to get a couple days of rest. But Weeks was 6-for-14 with two homers against Padres starter Edinson Volquez, so Roenicke slotted Weeks in the five-hole without even considering benching him.

"The Volquez matchup made me not even think about it," Roenicke said.

• Right-hander Mark Rogers, who was placed on the DL during Spring Training with a shoulder injury, tossed a scoreless inning for Double-A Huntsville on Tuesday. Rogers made seven starts for the Brewers last year, going 3-1 with a 3.92 ERA.

• Roenicke on Axford's slider: "He calls it a slider, but it's a curveball that goes straight down ... It's really just a hard curveball."

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