Gennett snapped a two-game hitless streak with his two-hit performance, and he drove in a run with each. The biggest came in the 11th inning, as he drove in the game-winning run. He also struck out three times as he finished the game 2 for 6 overall.
Gennett is hitting .286 with four hits in 14 at-bats, scoring one run and driving in two.
Rickie Weeks outplayed Gennett during spring training, but the team will turn to Gennett with a righty on the mound. While it's just one game, it's starting to look like manager Ron Roenicke may utilize a strict platoon.
Gennett hit .324/.356/.479 in 213 at-bats last year.
While early reports have held
"We're not exactly sure what's going to happen there. We have an idea. It's nice to have a couple of options there," he said. "Rick needs to get back where he was in 2011 and before. I'm hoping he can bounce back and be that guy again. If he does, then he makes it really tough on us.
"Last year, I thought the system worked really well. The first time we brought Scooter up, we platooned them and they both produced. I'm not saying it's going to be a platoon situation. If Scooter comes into camp and shows what he did last year; we liked his defense, also. He showed he can really hit. So, going into it, we're looking at two guys who we feel both can start in the big leagues. If it ends up being a platoon, fine."
General manager Doug Melvin confirmed the news in an end of the season press conference. Gennett received an extended audition for the position at the end of the season. He hit .324/.356/.479 in 213 at-bats.
For the first time in 16 games, the
MLB.com had reported last week that the Brewers were going to let Gennett bat more often against lefties over the season's final games. Gennett is 2 for 30 (.067) against lefties so far this season.
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|vs Wood (Career)||1||1||0||1.000||1.000||1.000|
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|2010||AFX-Wisconsin Timber Rat||118||482||87||149||39||4||9||55||31||91||14||4||.354||.463||.309|
|2011||AFA-Brevard County Manat||134||556||74||167||20||6||9||51||27||69||11||10||.334||.406||.300|
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