Table of Contents

    The Tampa Bay Rays (76-51) and the Colorado Rockies (48-77) meet on Wednesday at 6:40 PM ET. The Rays are favored on the moneyline (-277) against the underdog Rockies (+224). Aaron Civale takes the mound first for Tampa Bay, and Austin Gomber is Colorado’s pick to start.

    It’s time to get your parents, spouse, co-workers, third cousin and mailman together again. MLB pools are back! Hit your own home run with RunYourPool today.
    Start here >

    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rays vs. Rockies

    • Game Day: Wednesday, August 23, 2023
    • Game Time: 6:40 PM ET
    • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Stadium: Tropicana Field
    Rays vs Rockies Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Rays -277 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Rays vs. the Rockies?

    • TV Channel: BSSUN

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Rays average 1.4 home runs per game to rank third in MLB play with 184 total home runs.
    • Tampa Bay has the fourth-best batting average in the majors (.261).
    • The Rays rank fourth in MLB with an on-base percentage of .332.
    • Tampa Bay’s 8.7 strikeouts per game rank 17th in MLB.
    • The Rays average 1.4 homers per home game this season (86 total at home).
    • Tampa Bay is averaging 3.3 extra-base hits per game while slugging .446 in home contests.
    • At home this season the club averages 8.3 hits per game and is batting .257.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Yandy Diaz has 138 hits and an OBP of .404 to go with a slugging percentage of .506. All three of those stats lead Tampa Bay hitters this season. He has a .328 batting average, as well.
    • Among all qualifying hitters in MLB, his batting average ranks fourth, his on-base percentage ranks fourth, and he is 17th in slugging.
    • Diaz hopes to build on a five-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .440 with a double, a walk and two RBI.
    • Randy Arozarena is batting .261 with 13 doubles, two triples, 19 home runs and 63 walks, while slugging .430 with an on-base percentage of .369.
    • His batting average ranks 66th among qualified players, his on-base percentage 17th, and his slugging percentage 80th.
    • Arozarena heads into this game looking to extend his two-game hit streak. During his last five outings he is batting .381 with a double, a home run, five walks and four RBI.
    • Isaac Paredes is batting .257 with a .503 slugging percentage and 78 RBI this year.
    • Paredes takes a two-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .417 with three doubles, a home run and eight RBI.
    • Josh Lowe has 16 home runs, 66 RBI and a batting average of .279 this season.
    • Lowe brings a four-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .381 with a double, two home runs, a walk and eight RBI.

    Rockies Stats & Trends

    Rockies Batting

    • The Rockies’ 127 home runs rank 24th in Major League Baseball.
    • Colorado has a team batting average of .250 this season, which ranks 15th among MLB teams.
    • The Rockies have an on-base percentage of .311 this season, which ranks 24th in the league.
    • Colorado ranks just 27th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.4 whiffs per contest.
    • In 64 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 60 homers, an average of 0.9 per contest.
    • Colorado is slugging .365 in 64 road games this season.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .230 with 7.8 base hits per contest.

    Rockies Key Batters

    • Ryan McMahon has racked up a team-high OBP (.335), and leads the Rockies in hits (112). He’s batting .252 and slugging.
    • Including all qualified hitters in MLB, he is 88th in batting average, 60th in on-base percentage and 46th in slugging percentage.
    • McMahon takes a five-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .333 with two home runs, three walks and five RBI.
    • Ezequiel Tovar is slugging .430 to pace his team. He has a batting average of .259 with an on-base percentage of .297.
    • He is 71st in batting average, 129th in on-base percentage and 80th in slugging percentage in the majors.
    • Jurickson Profar is batting .239 with 25 doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 44 walks.
    • Elias Diaz is hitting .266 with 19 doubles, a triple, 12 home runs and 29 walks.

    Rays vs. Rockies Probable Pitchers

    Aaron Civale (TB) Pitcher Austin Gomber (COL)
    6 – 3 W/L 9 – 9
    92.1 IP 130.1
    2.44 ERA 5.52
    1.116 WHIP 1.473
    6.7 K/9 5.7
    2.3 BB/9 2.7

    Rays vs. Rockies Injury Updates

    • Rays: Taylor Walls: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Manuel Margot: 10 Day IL (Elbow), Kevin Kelly: 15 Day IL (Undisclosed), Shane McClanahan: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Drew Rasmussen: 60 Day IL (Flexor), Jeffrey Springs: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Garrett Cleavinger: 60 Day IL (Knee), Shane Baz: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Rockies: Kris Bryant: 10 Day IL (Finger), Matt Carasiti: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Chase Anderson: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Tyler Kinley: 15 Day IL (Elbow), German Márquez: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Ryan Feltner: 60 Day IL (Skull), Antonio Senzatela: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Ryan Rolison: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed), Lucas Gilbreath: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Rays and Rockies (Last 10 Games)


    Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Betting Preview | August 23


    Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Picks & Preview | NCAAFB Week 0

    About Author

    Matt K

    Matt is the Social Media Manager at RYP and currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts. He has experience managing social media accounts with agencies, small brands, and large companies. He’s a diehard New England sports fanatic, and if he’s not watching the Celtics, he can be found roaming around Boston discovering all that the city has to offer.

    13-Run Baseball Pools Pool

    MLB Pick'em


    Run a Home Run Pool for the 2024 Baseball Season

    MLB Pick'em


    Baseball Squares Pool (MLB Postseason Only)

    MLB Pick'em


    English Premier League (EPL) Pick 'em Football (Soccer) Pool

    Soccer Pick'em


    English Premier League (EPL) Survivor Football (Soccer) Pool

    Soccer Pick'em


    World Cup Survivor Pool



    Check Also