• As highlighted by Bill Chuck, managing editor of the Baseball Analytics Web site, Major League runners were successful on steals at a rate of 73.2 percent in May, but the Rockies were way above -- 96 percent (24-of-25).
• The Rockies have had three extra-inning losses in the past week, two coming after dramatic late homers either put them ahead or tied games. But Weiss doesn't detect a hangover.
"I think the morale of the team is still very good," Weiss said. "Even today, after a tough loss, there's a lot of energy in there, and this morning, I don't doubt the way we show up. I've said that all year, we've shown up well every day, and that's still the case."
• Rockies righty reliever Wilton Lopez threw a clean eighth with one strikeout Friday against the Dodgers, after giving up three runs over 1 2/3 innings in two appearances earlier this week against the Astros, who traded him to the Rockies in December.
Some had theorized that Lopez was trying to do too much against his former club. One concern has been opponents are hitting the ball in the air against Lopez, whom the Rockies acquired specifically because of his history of forcing ground balls. But he's been scored on in just three of his past 20 appearances.
"Over the last several weeks, Wilton has thrown the ball very well," Weiss said. "He's had a couple of tough outings in that Astros series. But before that, he was on quite a roll. I still feel comfortable bringing him in games and getting outs."