• Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt, who hasn't pitched since being removed from a game Tuesday night with right groin tightness, warmed up briefly, but not quite at full intensity, during Friday's 5-0 victory over the Giants. Had the Giants climbed back into the game, Weiss said he would have gone to Betancourt.
• First baseman Todd Helton has three Rawlings Gold Glove Awards and shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has two. Arenado is considered a future award-winning third baseman. And DJ LeMahieu's work at second base since being called up from Triple-A Colorado Springs adds to an infield the Rockies believe is competitive with anyone's.
Teammates joke that LeMahieu is boring because he simply makes plays rather than highlights, good or bad.
"Boring is good in the big leagues -- it's another way of saying you're reliable," Weiss said.
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