The Rockies need an "Ace" performance out of Francis today after his abysmal outing last Thursday. The last time Francis allowed eight runs his next start was against the Dodgers. He threw six innings of two-run baseball and struck out seven before leaving the game. While Francis was never in line for the win, the relief duo of Julio and Affeldt lost the game in the bottom of the eighth just a few outs after the Rockies took a 3-2 lead. Start the double-header off right, Jeff.