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Inbox: Is this a bump in the road for Archer?

Should Rays fans be concerned after Chris Archer served up three homers? Bill Chastain answers in the Inbox.
17 hours ago

LBWMF: Did the Rays’ skipper make the right call Monday night?

(Photo Credit: Tampa Bay Rays) To set the scene, let’s rewind approximately 24-hours. Chris Archer once again took the mound for the Tampa Bay Rays in the sixth after posting shaky first, third, and fifth innings. Somehow in spite of the rainy weather — which undoubtedly made it hard for Archer, whose slider was not sharp (41 thrown, 22 strikes, 17 whiffs) and changeup...
Via X-Rays Spex
2 days ago

Archer pays for location issues with homers

Chris Archer got visited by his old nemesis Monday night, the long ball. The Orioles hit three home runs against the Rays ace in their 6-3 win.
3 days ago

Orioles hit 3 home runs off Chris Archer in 6-3 victory over Rays

Adam Jones hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the seventh, Hyun Soo Kim and Jonathan Schoop also went deep, and the Orioles beat the Rays 6-3 on a cold, damp Monday at Camden Yards.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
3 days ago

Chris Archer gives up 3 HRs, Rays fall to Orioles

Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

O's take Archer deep three times to win series opener - Steve Melewski

In his first four starts over 25 1/3 innings this year, Tampa Bay right-hander Chris Archer did not allow a home run. He didn't yield one through 5 2/3 innings tonight in the series opener with the Orioles. But then the Orioles hit three off Archer in a span of ... Read More
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Archer prepared to face Jones, Orioles

Over the course of his six-year big league career, Rays ace Chris Archer has grown close to Orioles star Adam Jones.
4 days ago

Is Chris Archer’s Changeup Taking the David Price Path?

While pitcher wins and losses have been abandoned by many as a means to assess a pitcher’s effectively, the traditional measurement of performance from a bygone era is still attached to every pitcher in the game. And even though pitchers have limited control over the ability to win and lose games, Chris Archer’s 19 losses last season do tell a story. They tell a tale of frustration...
Via Fangraphs
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Archer hopes WBC team can show country’s unity in the face of turmoil

Combining sports and politics is sometimes a necessary evil that leads some to shout from the top of the mountaintop to “stick to sports,” but with the start of another World Baseball Classic, the importance of wearing a Team USA jersey carries some extra meaning for some this season, including Tampa Bay Rays starter Chris Archer.Archer commented on the honor he feels to wear...
Via The Comeback
March 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Chris Archer calls on Rays to spend to improve team

The Tampa Bay Rays have fallen off considerably since their successful run from 2008-2013 in which they won at least 90 games in all but one season. After consecutive fourth-place finishes in the AL East and a last-place finish this season, Chris Archer wants to see improvements. Speaking on SiriusXM MLB Network Radio on Thursday, Archer said the Rays need to spend to improve. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 11, 2016  |  Discuss

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