Young, Fowler living the dream in Colorado

Young, Fowler living the dream in Colorado

DENVER -- As roommates coming up through the Rockies' farm system, Eric Young and Dexter Fowler used to stay up late talking about one day playing for the big league club together.

Now, the duo is making the dream a reality.

Since Young was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Aug. 14, the two have started every game for the Rockies. Their speed and athleticism provide a formidable challenge for opponents at the top of the Colorado order.

"Whenever we can get that kind of production at the top, I think it's going to create opportunities for guys No. 3 and lower to drive in some runs," Young said.

Entering Wednesday, Fowler had 12 hits and four runs in his past nine games, including a key two-out single on Tuesday night. Young, who was 3-for-4 with a stolen base on Tuesday, sparked the Colorado offense with a leadoff double in the 5-2 win.

"I know my job's to get on base and that's all I'm thinking about," Young said. "Whatever I can do to get on base, that's all I'm trying to do."