Colorado Rockies Quotes: Walt Weiss and Jeff Hoffman

May 29, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss (22) looks on in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
May 29, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss (22) looks on in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports /
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May 29, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss (22) looks on in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports /

Before and after every Colorado Rockies game, players and manager Walt Weiss will often chat with the media. This weekend, with the Chicago Cubs and their MLB-best record in town for a series, there was plenty to talk about.

Here we’ve compiled some of the best quotes from the weekend from Weiss. We also threw in some quotes we loved from Jeff Hoffman after he made his MLB debut on Saturday in a loss to the Cubs.

Take a look below as Weiss and Hoffman touched on a number of subjects…

Weiss on the role of Jordan Lyles in the bullpen…

“Jordan is kind of a hybrid out there. We have (Chris) Rusin in the long role so we’re covered there. I look at Jordan as a guy who can give us a couple of innings, maybe three at the most. But I’ll also use him in a one-inning role to protect leads. He’s that versatile piece that we have in the bullpen. He’s taken on a variety of roles. I feel like he’s done a nice job making that transition from starter to reliever. That routine of getting ready to come into a game, sometimes even in the middle of the inning. He’s adapted well and I feel like he’s throwing the ball well. He’s gotten some big outs for us. I can use him in a few different ways out there, that’s for sure.”

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Weiss on Ben Paulsen, who has struggled offensively since being recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on August 12…

“I think he’s searching for some timing at the plate right now. With Benny, his track record has been really good up here. Any time he’s come up here, he’s elevated his game and played really well for us. He’s searching for it a little bit right now and he’s working hard to find it. It happens to every hitter over the course of a season. He’s struggled when he first went down to Triple-A but it sounds like he found his groove after that. I think it’ll be the same up here. He’ll find it. Sometimes it just takes having a day where you get a couple of hits and that confidence comes back and everything clicks. That’s where Benny is at.”

Weiss on the many Cubs fans who invaded Coors over the weekend and cheered for the visitors…

“I guess we try to block it out but you hear it. You hear the cheers when they score but that’s pretty typical of Cubs fans in stadiums across the league. When the Cubs show up, their fans travel. I remember when I was in Atlanta we played them in the playoffs at Turner Field, I remember them scoring the first run of the game and it sounded like we were at Wrigley Field. It’s not uncommon. They have a great following. They have a lot of history. I like when our fans are louder. We hear it and we try to block it out.”

Weiss on how the Cubs beat Colorado’s alignments and shifts several times for base hits in Saturday’s loss…

“We didn’t fare too well tonight with our alignment. They found some holes. That’s what they do. They put the ball in play. They’re a high contact club. They found some grass and got some big hits on top of it.”

Next: Quotes from Jeff Hoffman After Saturday's Debut