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Orioles-Rays Season Preview: Opening Day 2022

The Tampa Bay Rays open up the their 2022 season at home in a weekend series against the Baltimore Orioles.

The Lions enter Week nine as slight underdogs against division rival the Green Bay Packers. Both teams are battling injuries and sporting two of the worst rush defenses in the league. So which team will leave Ford Field with the win?

The Tampa Bay Rays open up the 2022 season at home in a weekend series against the Baltimore Orioles.

Last Season

The Rays went 18-1 last season against the Orioles and outscored the O’s 150-71 on their way to their first 100 win season in franchise history. Baltimore is coming off one of their worst seasons ever, going 52-110.

The Rays will look to pick up right where they left off last season by dominating the Orioles in all phases of the game in this weekend series against Baltimore.

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John Means will get his second opening day start for Baltimore. Shane McClanahan will take the mound for the Rays in Friday’s opener.

On Saturday, Jordan Lyles will oppose Drew Rasmussen, and Tyler Wells matches up with Corey Kluber in the Sunday Afternoon finale.

Tune-in For The Weekend Series Against Baltimore

You can watch all the games on MLB.TV, and locally in each market. Bally Sports Sun in the Tampa market, and MASN in Baltimore. Catch the radio broadcasts in Tampa on WDAE 95.3/620 AM and the Rays Radio Network, and in Baltimore on 98 Rock FM/WBAL NewsRadio AM/FM.

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The Orioles will be without top-catching prospect Adley Rutchsman, who is out with a right triceps injury. Relief Pitcher Isaac Mattson is out however for at least a few weeks with a sore shoulder.

The Rays have pitchers Nick Anderson, Pete Fairbanks, Tyler Glasnow, Yonny Chirinos, and rookie Shane Baz out with injuries. Anderson, Glasnow, Fairbanks, and Chronos, are all expected to miss the first half of the season.

This is a series that the Rays should not have any trouble winning. The Orioles had the worst pitching in baseball last season, putting up a 5.84 ERA. Offensively, the Orioles hit .239 as a team but could not drive in runners once on base, as they finished 14th in the American League, driving in just 632 runs.

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The Rays however will be breaking in two new position players, rookie outfielder Josh Lowe and newly acquired Harold Ramirez.

The Orioles have some excellent young talent, but not quite enough yet to compete with the juggernauts of the American League. The Oriole’s time will come, but not yet. The Rays sweep the O’s this weekend.

Want more MLB coverage? Check out our 2022 Seattle Mariners Season Preview.

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