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COL@MIA: Anderson doubles for his first career hit

Brett Anderson will get his first ever taste of Coors Field on Sunday when the Rockies and the D-backs wrap up a three-game series.

Colorado is looking for the sweep after battering the D-backs, 12-2, in the opener and registering a come-from-behind, 9-4 win Saturday night.

Anderson, who was acquired by the Rockies from the A's in December, will be making his second appearance for Colorado. He started the Rockies' second game of the season at Miami and took the loss after allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits over six innings.

In his six-year career in the big leagues, Anderson has pitched in 17 ballparks, but not in Coors.

"I'm just going to take it like another start," Anderson said. "If you dwell on whether my pitches are going to move or not move as much as normal, you're going to worry yourself sick. You don't want to be thinking too much out there. You want to go out there and be human. If something doesn't work out, you try to figure out why it doesn't and move onto the next. You can't dwell on the elements or what have you. You have to be on your game."

D-backs lefty Wade Miley, on the other hand, has appeared in three games at Coors Field including two starts, and he is a perfect 2-0 with a 3.94 ERA there.

This will be the third start of the year for Miley. He got the nod for the D-backs' opener in Sydney, Australia, after Patrick Corbin tore a ligament in his elbow the day before the team left.

In his latest start, Miley allowed four runs in the first inning, but then shut the Giants down over the next six innings as the D-backs rallied to win, 5-4.

D-backs: Trumbo as advertised at the dish
The D-backs acquired outfielder Mark Trumbo with the hope that he would provide some much-needed pop in their lineup and take some of the production burden off first baseman Paul Goldschmidt.

Eight games into the season he has hit four homers.

"He hits the ball a long ways," D-backs general manager Kevin Towers said. "With him and Goldy, it's nice to have those two big bats in the middle of the lineup."

This is the first year in which Trumbo has played exclusively in the outfield, and he has worked hard to improve out there.

"He makes the routine plays, and he's going to get better with time," Towers said. "He hasn't spent a lot of time out there. As the season progresses he should get more comfortable and better."

Rockies: Keeping everyone fresh
Manager Walt Weiss is taking pains to mix up the days he rests his starters, avoiding "reserve days" when multiple starters rest on the same day -- typically for a day game after a night game. To that end, Weiss rested shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and catcher Wilin Rosario on Saturday night, and he planned to have them back in the lineup Sunday.

"We talk almost daily, Tulo and I, as far as how he's feeling," Weiss said. "We did it last year too. It felt like it went really well. We were on the same page. He ended up getting a broken rib, but that didn't have anything to do with some of the problems he's had in the past. I felt like that went really well, so we're taking the same approach this year."

One of the turnarounds Weiss made in improving the Rockies' win total by 10 games between 2012 and 2013 was to reverse a dismal record on Sunday games.

"Last year, our backup guys did really well," Weiss said. "Our Sunday record last year was over .500. It's all a balance like everything else. Keep the picture in mind that you're trying to win that game."

Worth noting
• Charlie Blackmon had nine hits in the first two games of the series, tying him with Juan Pierre for the most hits in consecutive games by a Rockies player.

• The 1-7 start is the worst in franchise history for the D-backs.

• Paul Goldschmidt's hitting streak ended at 26 games after he went 0-for-2 with two walks Saturday.

• LaTroy Hawkins on Saturday passed Rollie Fingers for sole possession of 19th place on the all-time list of Major League Baseball games pitched with 945. Comments