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Rays-Rockies Tuesday preview

Tonight: at Rockies

8:40, Coors Field, Denver

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH Blake Snell (1-4, 3.69)

ROCKIES: RH Tyler Chatwood (8-5, 3.29)

On Snell: Coming off tough-luck loss to Angels, taking shutout into fifth before allowing two runs. Has gotten two or fewer runs of support in five of six starts. First interleague start.

On Chatwood: Struggled in two starts since a 15-day DL stint (mid-back strain), lasting only five innings in both. Has allowed 36 walks in 952/3 innings. Is 0-1, 7.36 in two starts vs. Rays.

Key matchups

Rays VS. CHATWOOD

Logan Forsythe 0-for-3

ROCKIES VS. SNELL

None have faced

Quote of the day

"I'm not counting on (rookie LHP) Blake Snell to do too much at the plate. I could care less if he goes up there with a bat."

Rays manager Kevin Cash, on Snell hitting tonight for the first time since high school

On deck

Wednesday: at Rockies, 3:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (4-13, 4.68); Rockies — LH Jorge De La Rosa (6-6, 5.50)

Thursday: at A's, 10:05. Rays — LH Matt Moore (5-7, 4.33); A's — TBA

Friday: at A's, 10:05. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (4-5, 4.39); A's — TBA

Saturday: at A's, 9:05. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (2-10, 5.47); A's — TBA

Sunday: at A's, 4:05. Rays — LH Blake Snell (1-4, 3.69); A's — TBA

Monday: Off

July 26: at Dodgers, 10:10. Rays — TBA; Dodgers — TBA

July 27: at Dodgers, 3:10. Rays — TBA; Dodgers — TBA

Rays disabled list

• RHP Brad Boxberger, left oblique strain, eligible June 16, on rehab, targeting late July

• RHP Alex Cobb, Tommy John surgery, 60-day, eligible June 2, targeting early August

• OF Desmond Jennings, left hamstring strain, eligible July 16, targeting late July

• OF Mikie Mahtook, left hand fracture, eligible July 6, targeting August

• INF Steve Pearce, right hamstring strain, eligible July 6, on rehab, expected this week

• RHP Chase Whitley, Tommy John surgery, 60-day, eligible June 2, targeting mid August

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Rays-Rockies Tuesday preview 07/18/16 [Last modified: Monday, July 18, 2016 9:51pm]
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