Weiss, Rockies not focused on road hitting

Weiss, Rockies not focused on road hitting

ARLINGTON -- Fresh from outscoring the Mets and Rangers, 38-25, in a six-game homestand, the Rockies are playing the first five games of a seven-game road trip at hitter's parks - the Rangers' Globe Life Park for two and the Reds' Great American Ball Park for three.

The Rockies have had a long tradition of difficulty adjusting after leaving Coors Field, so going to offense-friendly parks could ease that transition.

However, manager Walt Weiss would prefer not to see it that way.

"We try not to make too much of where we're playing," Weiss said. "I know we play well at home, and we try to establish that and really embrace that homefield advantage. We're doing that early on.

"But we feel our lineup plays anywhere. These are considered hitters' parks but regardless where we're at, it's a tough lineup for the opposing pitcher to get through."

Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Hardball in the Rockies, and follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.