Roenicke tweaks lineup to face Astros lefty

Roenicke tweaks lineup to face Astros lefty

HOUSTON -- Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke adjusted his lineup for Thursday's game in hopes of having more success against Houston lefty starter J.A. Happ.

Norichika Aoki was at the top of the lineup and playing center field for Nyjer Morgan.

"We feel good that he's going to hit lefties or righties," Roenicke said. "But numbers-wise he's shown that he can definitely hit lefties.

"Nyjer did OK early last year against him and then not so good late."

Brooks Conrad was in the lineup at first base, hitting seventh and Rickie Weeks remained in the lineup at second base, hitting second in the lineup.

"You can sit him for a game but he needs to hit," Roenicke said. "We need to get him going."

Roenicke said he'd hoped that a home run on Tuesday, one of just four hits over the last 34 at-bats, would lift Weeks out of his recent slump.

"He probably needs another game or two games where he really swings the bat well to where he really feels like he's got it back again."