Brandon Rodgers of the Rockies is learning valuable lessons at second base.

Brandon Rodgers’ education continues and Rockies manager Bud Blake is thrilled to see him.

“He’s losing focus on defense,” Black said Tuesday after the Rockies hosted the White Sox at Coors Field. “Because he wants to be a complete player. He sees himself as a potential All-Star and potential great player. To do this, you have to play both sides.

Rodgers’ latest lesson came Monday night in the Rockies’ tense, 2-0 win at Milwaukee. The second baseman mishandled a potential double-play grounder in the ninth inning, helping spark a potential Brewers rally. But instead of hanging his head, Rodgers tracked Hunter Renfrow’s blooper into shallow right field and made a tough catch. With the bases loaded, Rodgers caught Luis Urias’ sizzling live drive for the final out.

“I know he felt good about it after the game,” Black said. “As bad as he felt when he tried to rush the double-play ball, go back on Renfrew’s popup and then make that play off Urias’ line drive, he felt good. There was redemption.

“I want him to feel like, ‘Hey, I got a chance and I took full advantage of it.’ I’m proud of it.”

Rodgers’ turnaround at the plate has been remarkable. He hit .078 (4-for-51) with one double and no home runs in 14 games in April. But he entered Tuesday’s game slashing .294/.337/.472 with nine home runs, 20 doubles, two triples and 48 RBIs since May 1.

Injury news. Outfielder Kris Bryant did not play in Monday’s game at Milwaukee due to an injury and it was touch and go whether he would play Tuesday night. But Bryant was in the starting lineup, hitting third, even though he was the designated hitter, not the left fielder.