Right-hander German Marquez is facing the Padres for the first time this year. He is 1-1 in his last four starts, giving up five runs in six innings last weekend against the D-backs at Coors Field. Left-hander Eric Lauer is making his third career appearance against the Rockies. In his only career appearance at Coors Field -- in April 2008 -- the Rockies scored seven runs in three innings against the Padres lefthander.
Marquez has limited the current Padres to a .179 average in his career. The three Padres with 10 or more plate appearances -- Will Myers, Eric Hosmer and Manuel Margot -- have hit a combined .188 against him. Trevor Story is 1-for-2 lifetime against Lauer with a home run and four RBI.