The Rockies, though, have dominated the season series and will try for their ninth win in 11 games against the Padres on Monday night.
Since its team-worst 13-game skid in 1994, San Diego (40-49) has lost more than nine in a row once, dropping 10 straight from Aug. 26-Sept. 5, 2010. The club is one defeat away from matching that slide after an 11-7 loss to Washington on Sunday to close a 10-game East Coast road trip.
San Diego scored 16 runs in the three games against the Nationals after totaling seven in the first six games of its skid, but it's given up 32 in the last four contests.
"You're finding different ways to lose each time," catcher Nick Hundley said. "Some days we pitched great and didn't hit. Other days, we swung great and didn't pitch. You try to find a nice combination of both and go from there."
The Padres return home to face a team that's dropped 17 of 24, including six of seven, and has two wins in its last 12 road games. The Rockies (42-47), however, recorded a three-game sweep in their most recent visit to San Diego from April 12-14, the beginning of a season series that's been a source of futility for the Padres.
Achieving similar results in this set could prove more difficult for Colorado with All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and outfielder Dexter Fowler on the disabled list. Another Rockies All-Star, Carlos Gonzalez , had to leave a 6-1 loss to Arizona on Sunday because of a sprained right middle finger.
The NL home run leader didn't think the injury was serious.
"We're banged up but a lot of teams are. We've got to find a way to win games," manager Walt Weiss told the team's official website. "I feel confident that we'll show up (Monday) in San Diego and win the game. That's how I feel, but we've got to go out and do it."
A bounce-back effort from Tyler Chatwood (4-2, 2.75 ERA) would help. After going 4-1 with a 1.61 ERA in eight outings prior, the right-hander gave up season highs of six runs and 11 hits in a 10-8 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday.
Chatwood allowed four runs over 3 2-3 innings in his only start against San Diego, a 7-4 road win Sept. 14, and will pitch opposite a rejuvenated Edinson Volquez (6-6, 5.26) in his next one.
Volquez has gone 2-1 with a 2.73 ERA in five starts since a miserable performance in a 10-9 loss at Colorado on June 7. The right-hander gave up career highs of nine runs and 11 hits in 2 1-3 innings of that game, and is 0-3 with a 13.22 ERA in his last four starts against the Rockies - three this season.
Colorado is hoping Gonzalez can play Monday as he's 10 for 19 with three doubles and two triples all-time against Volquez.
|Jorge De La Rosa||1||.000||0||0||0||0||1||.000||.000||.000|
|July 05, 2013||Carlos Gonzalez||Day-to-Day||Upper back strain|
|June 29, 2013||Jorge De La Rosa||Day-to-Day||Left game - left thumb|
|June 26, 2013||Dexter Fowler||15-Day DL||Right wrist soreness|
|June 23, 2013||Carlos Gonzalez||Day-to-Day||Left game - leg cramps|
|June 14, 2013||Troy Tulowitzki||15-Day DL||Fractured rib, right ribcage|
|June 13, 2013||Troy Tulowitzki||Day-to-Day||Broken rib|
|San Diego Padres|
|July 07, 2013||Yasmani Grandal||60-Day DL||Right knee sprain|
|June 22, 2013||Clayton Richard||15-Day DL||Left shoulder strain|
|June 17, 2013||Everth Cabrera||15-Day DL||Strained left hamstring|
|June 17, 2013||Everth Cabrera||15-Day DL||Strained left hamstring|
|June 15, 2013||Carlos Quentin||Day-to-Day||Sore left shoulder|
|June 11, 2013||Cameron Maybin||Day-to-Day||Sore knee|
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Tyler Chatwood shook off a comebacker and gave Colorado the long outing it needed against the skidding Padres.
Chatwood took a shutout into the seventh inning and the Rockies beat San Diego 4-2 on Monday night, handing the Padres their 10th consecutive defeat.
"Tyler was real good," Colorado manager Walt Weiss said. "He bounced back even after the ball he took off his leg."
That was in the sixth, when Everth Cabrera hit a sharp one-hopper off Chatwood's right shin.
"At first it was pretty sore," Chatwood said. "But once I walked it off I got the feeling back a little bit and got through."
Wilin Rosario hit a two-run double and Jonathan Herrera drove in a run with a bunt to help the Rockies end a three-game slide with their second victory in eight games. They have won nine of 11 against San Diego this season.
Chatwood (5-2) allowed two runs and five hits in a season-high 6 2-3 innings. He walked four and struck out three. The right-hander is 3-1 in five road starts this season with a 1.26 ERA.
His performance was particularly important to Colorado's bullpen, which had to pick up starter Roy Oswalt after he managed to get only five outs Sunday.
"I think that was pretty big. We got pretty well taxed yesterday," Chatwood said. "So to go out there and give 6 2-3 really helped them out."
Matt Belisle pitched a hitless eighth and Rafael Betancourt worked the ninth for his 12th save in 13 opportunities, retiring pinch-hitter Mark Kotsay with two on to end it.
Edinson Volquez (6-7) gave up four runs and eight hits in 5 1-3 innings. He walked four and struck out three.
The Padres have lost 16 of 20 since winning a season-high seven straight to move two games over .500 on June 17.
"We just couldn't get to Chatwood," Padres manager Bud Black said. "I think that was more of the game. We couldn't really solve him."
Chatwood's batterymate, Rosario, drove in the first two runs of the game with a double in the first inning. Corey Dickerson walked on four pitches leading off. With one out, Michael Cuddyer reached on an infield single. Rosario followed with a double to left-center.
The Rockies added two more in the sixth and chased Volquez from the game. Todd Helton walked leading off the inning but was erased on a fielder's choice grounder by Nolan Arenado . Tyler Colvin followed with a single that sent Arenado to third.
Herrera dropped down a bunt that Volquez tried to scoop with his glove to get Arenado, who slid home safely. Volquez left the game after walking Chatwood. Dickerson followed with a sacrifice fly off reliever Brad Brach .
The Padres pushed across two runs in the seventh.
The first one came when Chatwood walked Cabrera on four pitches with the bases loaded. That forced in Jesus Guzman , who led off the inning with a single.
Chatwood was relieved by Rex Brothers . Pinch-hitter Kyle Blanks hit a ball that third baseman Arenado fielded in the hole. He looked to second before throwing late to first as Blanks beat it out for an RBI infield single.
Brothers got Chase Headley on a popup to end the inning.
NOTES: Padres C Yasmani Grandal , who sustained a severe right knee sprain Saturday in a home plate collision and was placed on the 60-day disabled list Sunday, will be out for the rest of the season. Black said the MRI, which came back Monday, "showed significant damage to the ACL and MCL. There is going to be a reconstruction of the ACL in probably two weeks and will require a long rehab likely between nine and 12 months." ... Padres C Rene Rivera , called up from Triple-A Tucson to replace Grandal on the roster, made his San Diego debut when he started behind the plate. ... Padres 1B Yonder Alonso , sidelined with a bruised right hand, was in Tucson on a rehab assignment and was scheduled to play again Tuesday. He could return to before the All-Star break, Black said. ... Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko , sidelined with a groin injury, took part in running drills before the game and will do that again Tuesday before a decision is made on where and when he will begin a rehab assignment. ... All-Star LF Carlos Gonzalez was out of the Rockies' lineup. He is nursing a sprained middle finger on his right hand and is day to day. ... All-Star SS Troy Tulowitzki and CF Dexter Fowler were set to play at Triple-A Colorado Springs. Tulowitzki, recovering from a broken rib, was scheduled for two at-bats against Sacramento and Fowler, who has a right hand injury, was to play seven innings. Fowler is eligible to return from the disabled list Thursday, while Tulowitzki can come back whenever he is ready. But it is unclear whether either will return before the All-Star break. ... Colorado RHP Jhoulys Chacin (8-3, 3.74 ERA) starts Tuesday night against Padres LHP Eric Stults (6-7, 3.70).