Chris Archer SP TB 2 days ago

Archer struck out nine and walked one while allowing an unearned run over 5.2 innings against the Red Sox on Tuesday night.

He scattered seven hits, but Archer pitched well in a difficult matchup Tuesday. Unfortunately for Archer, the Rays' offense failed to plate any runs, saddling the young right-hander with the loss. Archer will face the Blue Jays at home on Sunday in his next scheduled start.

Chris Archer SP TB 1 week ago

Archer struck out 11 in seven shutout innings, giving up only two hits and two walks in Thursday's win over the Blue Jays.

Archer hit Russell Martin with a pitch in the second inning then drilled Edwin Encarnacion on the left elbow in the seventh. Besides that, Archer had his second consecutive seven-inning shutout win as he lowered his ERA to 1.37. Archer's next start will be against Boston.

Chris Archer SP TB 3 weeks ago

Archer wasn't at his sharpest Monday, allowing four runsthree earnedin 5.2 innings of work against the Orioles.

Archer struck out five, but was done in by a couple of home runs. The 26 year old should rebound, as he is coming off two strong years in Tampa Bay. His next opponent will be the Marlins this weekend.

Chris Archer SP TB 1 month ago

Archer has been named the Opening Day starter by manager Kevin Cash.

With Alex Cobb (elbow) dealing with an elbow injury, Archer will get the call against the Orioles on April 6. Archer made 32 starts lats season, going 10-9 with a 3.33 ERA across 194.2 total innings.

Chris Archer SP TB 7 months ago

Archer posted another strong outing, allowing just one run on three hits while walking two and striking out six over 7.2 innings of a 1-0 loss to Cleveland on Friday night.

Archer (10-9, 3.33 ERA) made just one mistake, a solo home run off the bat of Jose Ramirez in the first inning, but his mates couldn't dent the scoreboard against Indian's ace Corey Kluber. He suffered through a few brief rough stretches in 2014, but has recently built a lot of positive momentum heading into the off-season.

Chris Archer SP TB 7 months ago

Archer pitched scoreless ball through 6.1 innings, giving up only two hits and four walks while striking out three in a win over the White Sox on Saturday.

In his last three starts, Archer is 2-0 with a 1.83 ERA. His next start is on Friday at Cleveland, and he'll look to finish the season strong.

Chris Archer SP TB 7 months ago

Archer tossed seven strong innings versus the Blue Jays on Sunday, allowing just one run on three hits and three walks while racking up nine strikeouts.

After a three-start skid that saw him surrender 16 earned runs on 27 hits across 16.1 innings, Archer got back on track Sunday afternoon. The young righty turned in six scoreless frames against the Blue Jays before giving up a solo homer to Edwin Encarnacion in the seventh. The Rays' bullpen squandered Archer's bid for his 10th victory of the season, but he is slated to get another attempt Saturday versus the White Sox.

Chris Archer SP TB 7 months ago

Archer (9-8) beat the Yankees on Tuesday, tossing 6.1 innings of three-run, seven-hit ball. He also struck out three and didn't issue a walk.

This was a solid road outing for the third-year big leaguer, who showed a lot of resiliency in not issuing any free passes despite getting behind more than half (13-of-25) batters with first-pitch balls. Archer's ERA is now at 3.63 to go with a 63:155 BB:K this season, numbers he'll look to build upon further when he squares off against the Blue Jays in his next start Sunday.

Chris Archer SP TB 8 months ago

Archer struggled on Wednesday night, allowing six runs on 10 hits, walking one and striking out two over six innings of a 7-4 loss to Toronto.

That's back-to-back rough outings for Archer (8-8, 3.60 ERA) as he again fought to consistently command the strike zone. He needed 102 pitches (a respectable 73 for strikes) to cover the six innings, but he wasn't spotting his pitches particularly well and the Jays took advantage. He's capable of providing quality innings when everything is in synch, but that hasn't been the case of late. He'll attempt to get back on track against the Yankees in New York next time out.

Chris Archer SP TB 8 months ago

Archer was blasted for eight runs (seven earned) on 10 hits, walking two and striking out three over just four innings of an 8-4 loss to Boston on Friday night.

Archer (8-7, 3.40 ERA) allowed three in the first, then five more in the second, highlighted by a Mookie Betts grand slam. After a string of dominating performances, he has been battered in two of his last three outings. He'll try to get back on track in his next start at home against the struggling Blue Jays.