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Opening day game thread. March 28th, 2019. Astros vs Rays.

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It's finally here. Our discussion is wide open. Pile in Astros fans.

MLB: Spring Training-New York Mets at Houston Astros Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

This game counts. The first of 162 games on the way to another Astros play off run, and dare I say, another World Series trophy.

The two best pitchers in the American league go at it today before a packed house at the other juice box; Blake Snell and our own Justin Verlander.

Who will crack first?

The Astros' lineup looks stacked for 2019, with Michael Brantley added to what was already one of the best lineups in baseball.

But Blake Snell was last year's Cy Young winner and ERA champ, and he was certainly tough on the Stros last year.

Should be a tough pitcher's duel, but I say Astros 4-3.

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Today’s Lineup: No Carlos Correa