"We had a little conversation out there," Weiss said, smiling. "I don't want to go into it too much, but that was the issue. I was trying to figure out what was going on back there."
Anderson, who bobbed and weaved around 12 hits to hold the Mariners to three runs in six innings, said, "There were a couple borderline pitches, and it was just the manager and catcher sticking up for me. Being new to the organization, that's always good to see that your players behind you and your manager are going to have your back. I witnessed that firsthand.
"I don't want to be in that situation where they have to do that, but there are times it needs to be done."
• With each strong outing, the issue with Rockies righty reliever Chad Bettis is not so much whether he'll make the team but how late in the game will he pitch. On Saturday, Bettis entered with the score tied in the ninth and struck out two in a perfect inning, and he is scoreless in eight spring outings. The Rockies won the game in the bottom of the inning.
Bettis, who turns 25 on April 26, went 1-3 with a 5.64 ERA as a starter and a reliever last season. But Weiss said he is not surprised at Bettis' rapid development.
"You never know, but absolutely I thought this guy had a chance to rise quick," Weiss said. "He's got the mentality. He's got the stuff. It was just a matter of getting his weapons in order. That's where he's at. He knows how to attack hitters. It's not just a random assortment of pitches."
• Non-roster outfielder Jason Pridie continued his strong spring with a double and a triple on a 3-for-4 day Saturday vs. Seattle. The double won the game in the ninth. Pridie, who has played in the Majors with the Twins, Mets, Phillies and Orioles, has hit .361 this spring and should provide depth.
"Defensively, he's a good outfielder, gets really good jumps, takes good routes and has life in the bat," Weiss said. "I didn't know much about him, quite frankly, coming into camp. I saw some video on him. But I had gotten word through the grapevine. Some people that I know that have been around him said this guy can hit. He's an interesting player."
• The Rockies on Saturday optioned right-handed reliever Rob Scahill to the Minors, and sent non-roster right-handers Brooks Brown and Greg Burke, outfielder-infielder Matt McBride, first baseman Ben Paulsen and infielder Rafael Ynoa to Minor League camp.