After the requisite leaping chest bumps by the starting pitchers near the mound Chris Archer and David Price wrapped their arms around each other.
“I’m just following your lead” Archer said.
And Price said … nothing.
“He was just like (silent) with a big smile on his face” Archer said.
There were plenty of smiles and hugs and hearty handshakes Saturday after Archer pitched the first-place Rays past the Yankees 1-0 with his second complete-game shutout in three starts.
Archer grew up visualizing himself pitching against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium but he said he never saw himself beating them 1-0 on a two-hitter until the eighth inning Saturday. Actually no one has seen a Rays pitcher throw a complete-game shutout against the Yankees anywhere not in the Bronx and not in St. Petersburg.
Archer was the first.
“Stupendously amazing that’s how it feels” Archer said.
The Rays winners of nine of their past 10 games have tossed six complete games this month with three comi...