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Rays RHP Chris Archer vocal about his team's need to make trades

The Toronto Blue Jays made a few splashes in the trade market this week, acquiring both Troy Tulowitzki and David Price.Tampa Bay Rays starter Chris Archer wants in on that action."I'm speaking for our clubhouse when I say this, WE are hoping and confident that the areas of need will be addressed in the coming hours so that we can stay competitive not just in September but through...
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Rays' Archer has perfect game through 6 innings vs. Tigers

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay's Chris Archer has not allowed a baserunner through six innings against Detroit on Wednesday. Archer has struck out 10 as the Rays hold a 1-0 lead over the Tigers.
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

How Tampa Bay Rays Pitcher Chris Archer Got in All-Star Shape

Watching the Tampa Bay Rays' Chris Archer pitch teaches a lesson in balance. Each piece of his windup feels like a separate episode. There’s the deliberate leg kick as Archer
Via Stack
10 days ago  |  Discuss

SportsCenter anchor uses dumb term for pitching well

New-ish SportsCenter anchor Darren M. Haynes was working a bit too hard Sunday night trying to be creative with his speak regarding the performance of Rays pitcher Chris Archer.  Archer, who ended up losing Sunday to the Jays, despite only giving up two earned runs through seven innings, was said to be “passing gas” according to Mr. Haynes. Now, pitchers “throw gas” all...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays righty Chris Archer stikes out one, allows homer in All-Star debut

Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Chris Archer made his All-Star debut Tuesday night, entering the game in the fifth inning with the American League leading the National League 3-1. Archer came into the game after former teammate and current Detroit Tigers lefty David Price retired the side in the fourth. Archer got his first batter, Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, to fly out...
Via Fox Sports Florida
17 days ago  |  Discuss

NERD Game Scores: A Chris Archer Resume-Building Event

Devised originally in response to a challenge issued by viscount of the internet Rob Neyer, and expanded at the request of nobody, NERD scores represent an attempt to summarize in one number (and on a scale of 0-10) the likely aesthetic appeal or watchability, for the learned fan, of a player or team or game. […]
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays’ Chris Archer makes MLB history after third consecutive start with 10 strikeouts and no walks

During the Tampa Bay Rays’ 3-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday afternoon, Rays starter Chris Archer achieved a feat that no other major league pitcher had ever previously accomplished in the modern era. After a stellar outing on Sunday at Safeco Field in which he struck out 11 hitters and gave up zero walks over seven innings, Archer is now the only pitcher since 1900...
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June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Fan Blows A Kiss To Rays’ Chris Archer Who Catches It And Throws It Away (Video)

Oh no he didn’t. Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer did something we haven’t seen the likes of since elementary school. A fan sitting about five rows behind the Rays dugout in Seattle yelled to get the attention of Archer, who was leaning over the dugout fence. Archer surprisingly turned around and acknowledged the fan, but looked to be a cross between shocked and horrified...
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Chris Archer catches fan's kiss, throws it away

Chris Archer has become one of the best pitchers in the MLB, but the Tampa Bay Rays' ace is also dynamite with the fans.
Via Gamedayr
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Graph: Chris Archer Among the Greats

Earlier today, the present author utilized a nearly coherent metaphor involving astronomy to illustrate a point about Tampa Bay right-hander Chris Archer — namely that, not unlike how a star is both luminous and hot, so is Chris Archer’s future as a pitcher simultaneously luminous and also bursting with heat. There are a number of […]
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

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