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Series Preview: Tampa Bay Rays host Astros to start 2019

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ST PETERSBURG, FL - JULY 1: Charlie Morton #50 of the Houston Astros throws a pitch in the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on July 1, 2018 at Tropicana Field in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
ST PETERSBURG, FL - JULY 1: Charlie Morton #50 of the Houston Astros throws a pitch in the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on July 1, 2018 at Tropicana Field in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
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The Tampa Bay Rays are set to open the 2019 season against the Houston Astros.

Let us all take a minute to sit, and reflect on the long offseason awaiting Tampa Bay Rays baseball.

Smile, you have done it! The weather has changed (at least in Oklahoma) and it is time to enjoy the 162 grind of a season that we all love. It all starts Thursday, March 28th against the Houston Astors.

The Tampa Bay Rays have an exciting young core featuring hotshots like Willy Adames, Austin Meadows, Blake Snell, Joey Wendel and the like.

They also have veterans like Tommy Pham and Charlie Morton to get the young core heading into the right direction.

They have bounce back candidates like Kevin Kiermaier and Avi Garcia.

They have players still trying to figure it out like Yandy Diaz.

They also have highly anticipated guys coming through the pipeline one of which just inked an extension and made the Opening Day Roster in Brandon Lowe.

The Tampa Bay Rays will be an extremely fun team to watch this season, and I can not wait to whip up content for our great fans. Do not forget to follow along on Twitter for more interaction with us! @RaysColoGlasses.

The Series general information: 

March 28th, 4:00 p.m. EST. Blake Snell vs Justin Verlander.

March 29th, 7:10 p.m. EST. Charlie Morton vs Gerrit Cole.

March 30th, 6:10 p.m. EST. Tyler Glasnow vs TBD.

March 31st, 1:10 p.m. EST. Ryne Stanek vs TBD.

The Tampa Bay Rays open at home which is a huge benefit, but they have to welcome in a World Series favorite Houston Astros team.

Why does this game matter? Why does this series matter? It is game 1-4 of 162.

What players on the other team should fans watch out for?

What are the keys to getting a series win?

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