Friday -- D-backs 5, Rockies 2; Lamb's slam lifts Arizona. Saturday -- Rockies 2, D-backs 0; Hard-luck Nuno cannot get 'W'. Sunday -- RHP Chase Anderson (7-6, 3.90) vs. LHP Jorge De La Rosa (13-9, 4.19 ERA), 12:30 p.m., FOX Sports Arizona.
Maybe we should start to call it an Ender Inciarte hat trick. Inciarte had a hit, a stolen base and an outfield assist in each of the two games against the Dodgers. He had two hits each game, two singles and three RBI on Tuesday and a single, triple and a walk on Wednesday. Inciarte is hitting .296 with 16 RBIs and eight stolen bases since a four-hit game June 24.
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Turning it up
Since Paul Goldschmidt was lost for the season to hand injury the first week of August, Mark Trumbo is slashing .313/.389/.425 with four doubles, a home run and 15 RBI in 22 games. He also walked 12 times and stole a base. His season-long pace of two RBI every three games is consistent with his career numbers in his three seasons with the Los Angeles Angles, although his homers (eight) are down.
Josh Collmenter, Vidal Nuno and Chase Anderson will have another chance to state their cases for inclusion in the 2015 starting rotation, a rotation more uncertain now that Patrick Corbin may not return until May. Anderson has done well against the Rockies this season, winning both his previous starts while allowing two runs in 12 innings. Collmenter does not have a decision in his two starts against the Rockies. Nuno has not faced them.
A brand new team
Like the D-backs, Colorado lost too many key players to injuries this season. Just since the Rockies were here Aug. 8-10, Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez underwent season-ending surgeries. An MVP candidate when he was healthy, Tulowitzki had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip. Gonzalez had surgery to repair a torn patella tendon. Michael Cuddyer also was on the disabled list three times this season.