Going 9-4 over their last 13 games, the Padres have been led by a pitching staff that has posted a 2.41 ERA. The Padres' starters are 7-3 with a 2.51 ERA during that stretch. Tuesday's starter Tim Stauffer worked a career-high eight innings and struck out a career-high eight batters. He is now 3-2 with a 2.18 ERA in eight appearances against the Rockies. Worth noting
Padres shortstop Jason Bartlett has hit .310 (13-for-42) with two doubles, two triples, a home run and nine runs scored in his last 11 games. Rockies first baseman Todd Helton, who went 1-for-4 in Tuesday's contest, is a career .337 hitter (258-for-765) against San Diego, including a .338 mark in 60 games at PETCO Park.