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Colorado Rockies Game 91 Preview: Jhoulys Chacin vs. Eric Stults

The Rockies turn to Jhoulys Chacin on the mound as they look for a series win in San Diego.

Jhoulys Chacin takes the mound for the Rockies tonight against the Padres.
Jhoulys Chacin takes the mound for the Rockies tonight against the Padres.
Dustin Bradford

After a 4-2 win behind a solid pitching effort from Tyler Chatwood last night, the Rockies (43-47) will look to wrap up a series win in San Diego tonight as Jhoulys Chacin takes the mound against Eric Stults and the Padres (40-50).

Chacin enters his 17th start of the season with a 3.74 ERA in 101 innings, adding up to an 8-3 record. He has a career-low 2.8 walks per nine innings thus far in 2013, a big contribution to his success. He has been significantly better on the road than at home this year, with a 2.05 ERA in five road starts, and has a 3.38 career ERA against the Padres.

His opponent on the mound tonight will be Eric Stults, who has made 18 starts in 2013 with a 3.70 ERA in 112 innings. He has a 2.85 ERA at Petco Park this season and a 4.02 ERA in his career against the Rockies.

Carlos Gonzalez will miss his second straight game for the Rockies, with Nolan Arenado getting a day off as well. That means all three of DJ LeMahieu, Jonathan Herrera and Josh Rutledge get starts, as does Charlie Blackmon.

Kyle Blanks gets a start in right field for San Diego, moving Will Venable to center field and Alexi Amarista into the infield at second base. Nick Hundley also gets a start behind the plate.