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2013 Colorado Rockies Game No. 4: Jason Marquis vs. Jeff Francis

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Let's hope the Rockies kick off their 2013 home slate better than they started the 2012 Coors Field campaign.

Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

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3 game series vs Padres @ Coors Field

San Diego Padres
@ Colorado Rockies

Friday, Apr 5, 2013, 2:10 PM MDT
Coors Field

Jason Marquis vs Jeff Francis

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 70.

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A familiar face will be on the mound for the San Diego Padres today in the Colorado Rockies' 2013 home opener.

Jason Marquis, who posted a 4.0 fWAR for the Rockies in 2009, will oppose Jeff Francis, who is coming off of a solid spring but is what he is at this point in his career: A back-end guy who hopefully stays healthy throughout the year and gives the Rockies a 4.50 to 5.00 ERA.

Marquis is that guy, too, for the Padres, which isn't good because they've given up 20 runs in three games so far this season with pitchers that should be better than him on the mound. Hopefully the Rockies continue the trend the Mets started against the Friars hurlers before being temporarily derailed by former Rockie Eric Stults on Thursday.



Chris Denorfia RF
Everth Cabrera SS
Carlos Quentin LF
Jesus Guzman 1B
Jedd Gyorko 2B
Nick Hundley C
Cameron Maybin CF
Cody Ransom 3B
Jason Marquis P


Dexter Fowler CF
Josh Rutledge 2B
Carlos Gonzalez LF
Troy Tulowitzki SS
Michael Cuddyer RF
Todd Helton 1B
Wilin Rosario C
Chris Nelson 3B
Jeff Francis P