The Padres will be playing their final game at Coors Field this season Wednesday when they meet the Rockies in the finale of a three-game series.
Even after San Diego's 7-5 victory Tuesday, their record this year in Colorado is a meager 3-6. It ended the Rockies' winning streak at four games, their longest string of victories since winning eight straight in April.
Left-hander Jorge De La Rosa has been one of the Rockies' best starters this season. In his previous start, De La Rosa threw five innings and allowed eight hits but just one run in a victory against the Pirates. It was a bounceback performance after he allowed a combined 11 runs (eight earned) in two starts before that.
"That was a bad two games, and I started bad this game, too," De La Rosa said after his latest outing. "But you have to be able to control those things."
He has been pitching through a left thumb bruise that first appeared in mid-July and bothered him in his last start.
But De La Rosa has been his best in day games, where he is 5-0 with a National League-leading 1.42 ERA.
Padres starter Andrew Cashner had his personal winning streak ended at three with a loss against the Reds in his most recent start and has pitched well since the All-Star break. In four starts, he is 3-1 with a 4.13 ERA.
Cashner will seek his first career victory against the Rockies; he is 0-2 lifetime against them with an 8.27 ERA in eight games, including three starts.
Padres: Quentin unlikely to come off DL on Thursday
Carlos Quentin is unlikely to come off the disabled list Thursday, when he is first eligible, because his right knee is still sore.
He has not played since July 30, and he experienced more pain while trying to test the surgically repaired knee Friday and Saturday.
"Carlos is in a situation where for him to do any baseball activities, it's painful, especially the defensive or on the running side," Padres manager Bud Black said. "He can get into his stance and hit, but we're staying away from that just to let the knee heal. He's feeling better but not to the extent where he can get on the field."
Rockies: Cuddyer to return Wednesday
The Rockies should have All-Star Michael Cuddyer back in the starting lineup Wednesday, after he missed two games because of a stomach virus before pinch-hitting for Jeff Manship on Tuesday.
Cuddyer is hitting .327 with 17 home runs and 66 RBIs.
"Build a little bit of strength back up and get out here and run around for a day as opposed to throwing him right out there," Weiss said. "But it's good to have him back."
• Will Venable is riding a career-high 10-game hitting streak during which he is hitting .368 (14-for-38).
• De La Rosa is 2-0 with a 3.38 ERA against the Padres in three starts this season.
• Dexter Fowler is hitting .438 against the Padres this season.
Jamal Collier is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.