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Cash not ready to pair Rays pitchers, catchers

Chris Archer has pitched well in his past two starts following a less than auspicious beginning to his season. Has the fact that Curt Casali has been behind the plate in both those starts been a factor?
2 days ago

DPD: Happ, Archer Looking for More of the Same

This Saturday slate is low on strong action, but take it from us: we promise we’ll make it up to you on Sunday. Anyway, here’s a quick look at today’s pitchers. Check ’em out! J.A. Happ (TOR) versus Chris Archer (TBR) 6:10 p.m. ET At least from a results standpoint, Happ has done a pretty good job parlaying his post-Searage days into solid pitching. He’s allowed three...
Via The Sports Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Take your aim: Fresh off win, Archer faces Blue Jays

When right-hander Chris Archer takes the mound at 6:10 p.m. Saturday against the Blue Jays, he knows there won't be any secrets.
4 days ago

Chris Archer returns to form as Rays shut out Orioles

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Chris Archer struck out 10 over 6 2/3 innings to end a 10-start winless streak, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Kevin Gausman and the Baltimore Orioles 2-0 on Monday night.Archer (1-4) allowed five hits to get his first win since beating the Orioles on Aug. 31. The Rays opening day starter was 0-7 during the winless stretch.Archer also ended a 10-start winless...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Tampa Bay Rays should be surprised with their success so far

Eighteen games into the season, the Tampa Bay Rays are 8-10 and 3.5 games back in the division. Obviously, there is still plenty of time left in the season. The first month of the season is not even over yet. However, Tampa Bay should be surprised by the fact that they are even doing this well. Here is why: 1. What’s wrong with Chris Archer? One of the popular picks for the AL...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Stat Friday: Week Three

1. Chris Archer is an elite pitcher. We all know that. But he is not off to a very good start – and that is being nice. Archer’s WHIP sits at 2.08, which means that he is allowing over two base runners per inning pitched. That is awful. How awful? His WHIP is higher than twenty-three starting pitchers’ ERAs. Twenty-three. The Rays have to hope Archer can turn it around quickly...
Via Baseball Essential
12 days ago  |  Discuss

My Best Guess at Chris Archer

Chris Archer isn’t where he wants to be. He’s made four starts this season — in two of them, he’s allowed three runs, and in the other two of them, he’s allowed six runs. One of the especially bad starts came Wednesday, and now Archer stands with baseball’s fifth-worst ERA, and baseball’s sixth-worst FIP. Archer so far has been mostly dismissive of his struggles, but...
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Archer struggles again, Rays fall to Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) -- Mookie Betts hit a two-run homer and David Ortiz drove in three runs with a pair of doubles to back Rick Porcello, helping the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-3 Wednesday night to snop a three-game losing streak.Xander Bogaerts and Chris Young had RBI singles for the Red Sox, who were blanked Tuesday, snapping a 63-game non-shutout streak at home.With Boston...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Archer Strikes Out 12 Batters in 5 Innings, Sets Opening Day Record for Tampa Bay

Toronto came away with the win, but Tampa Bay pitcher Chris Archer earned a spot in his franchise's record books yesterday. RELATED: How Chris Archer Got in All-Star Shape After a rough start—he gave up two runs in the first inning—the Rays' righthander struck out 12 batters in five innings, a Tampa Bay team record for strikeouts on opening day. The previous record was...
Via Stack
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays pitcher Chris Archer buys coffee for fans at local coffee shop

Rays fans in St. Petersburg got a nice surprise when they showed up for their morning coffee Wednesday. For half an hour, Tampa Bay starter and 2015 All-Star Chris Archer, paid for the coffee of 50 customers at Kahwa Coffee. Need coffee this morning? @ChrisArcher42 is treating #Rays fans until 9 at Kahwa in #DTSP. #CoffeeOnChris — Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball...
Via The Comeback
January 27, 2016  |  Discuss

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