Jair Jurrjens #41 of the Colorado Rockies pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers during a game at Coors Field on July 4, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Dodgers led the Rockies 8-0 after the sixth inning. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies Preview: Eric Stults vs. Jair Jurrjens

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The Colorado Rockies came away with a victory Tuesday night, defeating the San Diego Padres in a pitchers duel by the final score of 2-1. On Wednesday afternoon, they look for their first series victory since June 13-15th where they swept the San Francisco Giants.

Pitching Matchup:

SD: Eric Stults (3-11, 4.96 ERA)
COL: Jair Jurrjens (0-1, 15.43 ERA)

Eric Stults has had a very successful time facing the Colorado Rockies in years past and his numbers prove it. Stults is 2-0 in three career starts with an ERA of 3.05 as the southpaw has kept them off-balance. Even more bad news for Colorado, Stults is coming off of his best start all season against the San Francisco Giants. Stults hurled seven strong innings, giving up just four hits while walking two and striking out six. The southpaw has only given up four earned runs in his last 19.1 innings pitched.

Jair Jurrjens will be making his second start in a Colorado Rockies uniform as he looks to bounce back from a rough outing. Jurrjens wasn’t fooling anyone on July 4th as the Los Angeles Dodgers tee’d off for 12 hits off of Jurrjens, scoring eight runs; including two home runs. Jurrjens was pulled after 4.2 innings after experiencing breathing issues that sent him to the hospital.

Rockies Lineup:

1: Charlie Blackmon – RF
2; Drew Stubbs – CF
3: Troy Tulowitzki – SS
4: Wilin Rosario – C
5: Nolan Arenado – 3B
6: Kyle Parker – 1B
7: Brandon Barnes – LF
8: DJ LeMahieu – 2B
9: Jair Jurrjens – P

Game Notes:

  • Nolan Arenado is 6-for-13 lifetime (.462 AVG) vs. Eric Stults with 2 triples, and 1 RBI.
  • DJ LeMahieu is 6-for-16 lifetime (.375 AVG) vs. Eric Stults with 1 double, 1 triple, and 1 RBI.
  • Chase Headley is 3-for-7 lifetime (.429 AVG) vs. Jair Jurrjens with 2 doubles and 2 walks.

First-pitch between the San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies is scheduled for 3:10 PM ET, 1:10 PM MT.

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