Friday -- D-backs 5, Rockies 3; Peralta steals home in Arizona win. Saturday -- D-backs 14, Rockies 4: Peralta's slam fuels big inning. Sunday -- LHP Franklin Morales (5-6, 5.08) vs. LHP Wade Miley (7-8, 4.61), 12:30 p.m., FOX Sports Arizona.
Reed on a roll
Closer Addison Reed is tied for fifth in the National League with 27 saves and he has converted his last seven since tweaking his setup. Reed moved about 10 inches closer to third base side of the rubber, a move that gives him a steeper angle with which to attack right-handed hitters with his slider. Reed has a 1.04 ERA and has given up only three hits in nine appearances since the All-Star break.
Play it forward
Third baseman Jake Lamb on Thursday became the 16th rookie to appear in a game for the D-backs this season, a National League high but nothing new. D-backs' rookies have played 384 games, also an NL high, and the list grows by four or five every day. Rookies Ender Inciarte and David Peralta have shown well in their extended looks, and Lamb also will play regularly as the D-backs groom him to be their 2015 starter at third.
Chase in charge
Right-hander Chase Anderson is second among NL rookies in victories (six) and strikeouts (63) and third in WAR (1.3). He is 6-4 with a 3.19 ERA, showing command and major league-plus changeup that have kept hitters off-balance. Every inning he throws from now on will extend his career high for a season, and the D-backs are keeping a close eye on that. At the same time, the workload has not been an issue thus far.
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The Rockies are in a serious slump. Tied with San Francisco for first place in the NL West on May 7, the Rockies have won 23 of 78 games since, the worst run in the majors. The stunning reversal has star shortstop and MVP candidate Troy Tulowitzki on edge. "Something needs to change," Tulowitzki, hitting an NL-high .340, told the Denver Post. "Hopefully that comes fairly quickly. You can't force it. But at the same time, we're all frustrated with this year, especially me."