Chris Archer SP TB 1 Day
Chris Archer surrendered four runs -- three earned -- in 4 2/3 innings to take the loss in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader.
Archer wasn't affected by the rain delay; in fact, it happened right after he was removed from the game. The loss dropped Archer to 1-3 with a 5.03 ERA. It's not looking good for his chances of keeping his rotation spot if David Price and Alex Cobb can both pull off successful returns in early July.
Chris Archer SP TB 7 Days
Chris Archer allowed two runs in lasting only four innings in a loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday.
It was a Chris Archer start if ever there was one, as the right-hander managed to throw 103 pitches in just four innings of work. That was due mainly to the fact that he walked four batters while striking out seven. The only runs came on a Daniel Nava two-run homer, but that was enough to saddle Archer with his second loss in three starts. He'll have a shot at some revenge when the Rays visit the Red Sox next week.
Chris Archer SP TB 12 Days
Chris Archer was very impressive Friday night against the Orioles, allowing just one run on two hits over seven innings as part of a 2-1 victory.
A quality outing against a tough lineup, Archer struck out two and walked two and retired 13 out of the final 14 batters he faced. David Price (triceps) figures to return from the disabled list later this month, but Archer should remain valuable in AL-only leagues for now. He'll square off against the Red Sox next week.
Chris Archer SP TB 18 Days
Chris Archer yielded five runs in four-plus innings Saturday in a loss to the Indians.
Archer struggled in the tough matchup, allowing seven hits (including two homers) and three walks. While he has a promising future, things won't get any easier next time out against the Orioles. It's worth noting that Alex Torres tossed four scoreless innings in relief of Archer and could possibly get the nod in his place next week.
Chris Archer SP TB 19 Days
Rays recalled RHP Chris Archer from Triple-A Durham.
Archer will start on Saturday against the Indians. The right-hander holds a 3.96 ERA and 52/23 K/BB ratio in 50 innings over 10 starts this season at Triple-A. It's not an ideal first matchup, but he's worth a shot in deeper leagues.
Chris Archer SP TB 20 Days
Chris Archer will be called up to start on Saturday versus the Indians.
It was the speculation, and now the Rays have made it official. Archer owns a 3.96 ERA and 52/23 K/BB ratio in 50 innings over 10 starts this season in Triple-A. His future is bright, but it's not a great matchup for the young righty.
Chris Archer SP TB 20 Days
Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times writes that Chris Archer will likely be called up to start Saturday against the Indians.
Nothing is confirmed, but it sounds like informed speculation on Topkin's part. Archer owns a 3.96 ERA and 52/23 K/BB ratio in 50 innings over 10 starts this season in Triple-A. He's an exciting young pitcher, but a matchup against Cleveland isn't ideal for fantasy purposes.
Chris Archer SP TB 4 Months
Chris Archer pitched three scoreless innings out of the pen Friday against the Blue Jays.
Expectations are that the Rays will go with a veteran, either Jeff Niemann or Roberto Hernandez, as their fifth starter, but Archer is the most intriguing candidate of the bunch. Even if he gets sent to Triple-A initially, he'll still be a good bet to have some AL-only value this year.