Bits: Big days for Brewers' Lucroy, Weeks 

August, 31, 2012

Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy smacked a grand slam and knocked in seven runs Thursday, although his team still lost at Wrigley Field. Lucroy, the No. 9 catcher on the Player Rater yet available in more than half of ESPN's standard leagues, has continued to hit (.309 in August) since returning in July from a hand injury.

Brewers teammate Rickie Weeks went 5-for-5 with a pair of doubles and four runs Thursday, raising his lowly batting average from .213 to .222. Weeks has had a miserable season and isn't even a top-20 second baseman on the Rater, but he is hitting .280 in August and can provide modest power.