• Rockies manager Walt Weiss went to a speed-based lineup on Wednesday, with Eric Young Jr. hitting leadoff and Dexter Fowler hitting second. But he also hoped to enhance the power by moving catcher Wilin Rosario up from seventh to fifth. Usual No. 5 hitter Michael Cuddyer and No. 6 hitter Todd Helton were not in the lineup, but it's possible Rosario could move up even when Cuddyer and Helton are present.
"Wilin is a middle-of-the-lineup guy," Weiss said. "In our lineup, there are times he'll hit as low as seventh, but those guys at five, six and seven are going to float a little bit. Wilin has tremendous power and is going to be a real good hitter in this league, not only power-wise. He's going to hit for a high average throughout his career."
Rosario made that pay off with a two-run homer in the second inning.
The Rockies also started Jordan Pacheco at first base and Reid Brignac at third. Pacheco played 21 games at third last season, but didn't play there much at all during the spring, so Weiss is not going to immediately play him there.
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