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Robbie Erlin (4-4, 4.53 ERA) will start one more time this year. His counterpart will be the veteran Jorge De La Rosa (14-11, 4.14 ERA). Erlin has been hurt nearly all summer but he has faced the Rockies 3 times this year. With a total of 11.2 innings, he has allowed 10 earned runs. He had a solid start against Philadelphia his last time out, going 6 innings and only allowing one run. De La Rosa has started against San Diego 18 times in his career. He is 8-3 with a 4.49 ERA. The Padres have hit him well in the past.
Charlie Blackmon had himself an All-Star caliber year. He is hitting .286 with 18 home runs, 71 RBI and a team leading 28 stolen bases. He has 21 hits and 2 home runs against San Diego this year. He earned his first All-Star bid this year. He also leads his team with 79 runs scored.