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Game Preview: Walt Weiss sets sights on strong finish

Rockies set sights on sweep of San Diego, looking for strong finishes from returning players.

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"Finish strong," was the mantra coming from Walt Weiss before todays matchup against the San Diego Padres. "With Wilin [Rosario] coming back and Cuddy soon, we just want to see guys finish healthy and with some confidence."

Catcher Wilin Rosario is available today but Jackson Williams gets the start behind the dish. I'd look for Rosario to get a chance with the bat if a pinch-hit opportunity presents itself.

Another player returning tomorrow or the day after, according to Weiss, is much maligned (read: injured) Michael Cuddyer. Weiss says we should absolutely expect Cuddyer to be inserted back into his usual starting role despite the teams lack of contention or any number of September call-ups (KYLE PARKER) who could use some live reps.

Still, Weiss' job is to win professional baseball games and he is intent fielding the best team capable of doing that.

The Colorado Rockies aim for a rare sweep against the Fathers in this one, sending Franklin Morales to the hill for the start.

Opposite him is big righty Tyson Ross, who comes in sporting an intimidating 2.60 ERA but he does pitch half of his games in a cacophonic swamp. Maybe some mountain air will do that ERA some good.

 And in case you forgot, go Rockies!