• Brewers right fielder Norichika Aoki led off Friday's game with his 11th infield hit this season, tops in the Majors. He entered the day tied for the lead with the man hitting behind him, shortstop Jean Segura.
• It has not escaped Roenicke's notice that most of the Brewers' World Baseball Classic participants are off to subpar starts, including reliever John Axford (Canada), starters Yovani Gallardo and Estrada (both from Mexico) and catchers Jonathan Lucroy (U.S.) and Martin Maldonado (Puerto Rico).
Lucroy played a reserve role for the U.S. and was limited to five at-bats in the tournament. He has not found a comfort zone at the plate since returning and entered Friday batting .224.
"I've had some conversations with him and he's disappointed in what he's doing, but I think he'll get it going," Roenicke said. "I really think this guy is a good hitter. He's one of those guys that will get through this part and will be a consistent, good hitter throughout his career. [Right now] he'll have a good at-bat, and then three so-so at-bats. He's trying to figure out what it is he's not able to reproduce all of the time."
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