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05/16 Padres Preview: Game 43 @ Rockies


Our Padres left Cincinnati with their first road series win of the season. Tonight they'll take the field at Coors to try to keep the momentum going on the moon.

Eric Stults will start things off for San Diego, coming off his first win in four starts. The lefty went six innings against Miami last Saturday, limiting the Marlins to two runs. He's had some recent trouble against his former team, however. In his last two starts against Colorado he's racked up a 7.45 ERA while not recording a decision in either outing. The most recent of those starts was just over a month ago on April 14th when the Rockies came to Petco Park. He surrendered four runs on nine hits through five innings. Tonight Stults will be facing a Rockies team that's currently boasting a league-leading .353 batting average while scoring 33 homers and 138 total runs at home.

Putching opposite Stultsy will be fellow southpaw Jorge De La Rosa, who has excelled this season thanks to some generous run support in his outings. Over his last four starts the Rockies have combined for 29 runs, with De La Rosa posting a 2.63 ERA. He pitched against the Padres in San Diego on April 16th, giving up three runs in six innings, but taking the loss. The left-hander had to miss his last start due to back spasms, so this will be his first time out since May 7th.

The NL West matchup is set to begin tonight at 5:40 PDT.