Worth noting

• Did an unusual schedule that called for four straight day games have an effect on the Rockies? They were under the sun for the final two games in San Francisco, and both contests in Houston. Colorado scored a total of six runs in three games with the Astros, who had strong starting pitching from Bud Norris, Jordan Lyles and Bedard.

Several players said it was nice to arrive at Coors Field for a night game Thursday after playing Wednesday night, because it was normal rest and on a normal routine.

"There are certain times in the schedule where it's going to be a bit of a grind, and this is one of those times," said Weiss, whose club is in the midst of a 17 games in 17 days stretch. "But we've got to make sure we don't give in to the grind and fight through that stuff. I'm confident our guys can do that."

Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Hardball in the Rockies, and follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb. Ian McCue