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Weekly Preview: Tampa Bay Rays look to continue winning streak; Head west

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL - MARCH 31: Diego Castillo #63 of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates his save with Mike Zunino #10 in a baseball game against the Houston Astros at Tropicana Field on March 31, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - MARCH 31: Diego Castillo #63 of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates his save with Mike Zunino #10 in a baseball game against the Houston Astros at Tropicana Field on March 31, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images) /
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The Tampa Bay Rays look to continue their winning streak as they head west this week.

The Tampa Bay Rays took their first series of the year against the Houston Astros, winning three games of four.

The Tampa Bay Rays will welcome in the Colorado Rockies Monday for a three game set in Tampa Bay.

The Rockies were in Florida already to start the season as they split their first series of the season against the Miami Marlins.

The Marlins, who are expected to tank this season, and have become the brunt of every joke, took the final two games of the series winning 7-3 on Saturday and 3-0 on Sunday. If the joke of a lineup that the Miami Marlins toss out there every night can hang seven runs on the Rockies pitching staff, what can this Rays offense do?

Game one of the series starts on Monday at 7:10 EST with the same start time for Tuesday night’s game. On Wednesday the two teams will play a getaway day game with the first pitch for Wednesday set for 1:15 EST ahead of both teams first off day on Thursday.

Ryne Stanek will start for the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday, the first time the Rays will deploy the opener strategy this season. Stanek has pitched two innings so far this season and holds a 0.50 WHIP, a strikeout, and no runs allowed.

The Rockies will start Chad Bettis on Monday, and Kyle Freeland on Tuesday, before turning to German Marquez on Wednesday.

One could assume Blake Snell will start on Tuesday for the Rays, as it will be the fifth day from his last start, and same for Charlie Morton on Wednesday.

After their off day on Thursday, the Tampa Bay Rays will be in San Francisco to take on the Giants for a three game set.

Good news, Rays fans, this is NOT a “Stays Up” series, as each of the three games in San Francisco will be at 4:35 (Friday), and 4:05 EST (Saturday, Sunday).

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This is going to be a fun week of Tampa Bay Rays baseball! On the site, you can look for Series previews of both the Rockies and Giants series, as well as game recaps for all games. Do not forget to keep your eyes open for a special article reviewing the starting pitching for your Tampa Bay Rays. Do not forget to follow us on Twitter!

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