Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said he never considered giving second baseman Rickie Weeks the day off Wednesday.

Weeks has been mired in a season-long hitting slump, with his batting average plummeting to .164 after an 0-for-3 showing in the 2-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. Entering night action, that average was the lowest in the National League among hitters with at least 100 at-bats.

Because Weeks ranks among the league leaders with 22 walks, he has managed to keep his on-base percentage above .300 (.302), but the five-week skid was the worst of his career. Still, Roenicke said he didn't consider combining the scheduled off-day Thursday with the series finale against Cincinnati to give Weeks a two-day mental break.