Chris Archer

  • Steven Souza had a fantastic reaction to losing rock-paper-scissors.

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    April 27, 2015 at 7:53 am 12 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. RAYS 5, Blue Jays 1 (boxscore) THE GOOD: You can make the argument that Chris Archer is the best pitcher in the American League right now. […]

     
  • Boston media calls Chris Archer ‘a bit hypocritical’ for strikeout celebration

    Boston media calls Chris Archer ‘a bit hypocritical’ for strikeout celebration

    April 22, 2015 at 1:32 pm 4 comments

    Last night, Chris Archer and David Ortiz renewed their rivalry with an epic showdown that ended in a strikeout to end an inning. After finishing off Ortiz, Archer bounded off the mound as he tends to do from time to time. Mike Cole of NESN has a problem with this, […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    April 22, 2015 at 8:00 am 13 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Red Sox 1, RAYS 0 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Chris Archer had his third straight start without allowing an earned run (I promise not to mention that […]

     
  • Chris Archer strikes out David Ortiz in classic at bat

    Chris Archer strikes out David Ortiz in classic at bat

    April 21, 2015 at 8:14 pm 5 comments

    In the boxscore it will go down as just another strikeout, one of dozens for Chris Archer this year. But this one was different and, oh boy, was it pretty awesome. With the Rays trailing 1-0 in the 5th, the Boston Red Sox got runners on first and second with […]

     
  • Chris Archer made a change this season and it is paying off big time

    Chris Archer made a change this season and it is paying off big time

    April 17, 2015 at 11:42 am 4 comments

    Chris Archer had his second straight dominant performance, shutting down the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night and he can thank a big change in his game plan on the mound. In Archer’s last two starts, he has allowed just three hits in 14 shutout innings with 16 strikeouts and […]

     
  • Chris Archer had to change his routine in order to start on Opening Day

    Chris Archer had to change his routine in order to start on Opening Day

    April 6, 2015 at 8:25 am 4 comments

    If you have been reading Rays Index for the last couple of weeks then it is no surprise to you that Chris Archer had to alter his routine in order to pitch in game No. 1 instead of game No. 2. Now we have the details via Marc Topkin. By […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    April 2, 2015 at 7:57 am 1 comment

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. RAYS 3, Yankees 0 (boxscore) THE GOOD: 4 days until Opening Day. THE BAD: 4 days until Opening Day. THE TELLING: Erasmo Ramirez is “expected” to be […]

     
  • Joe Girardi nails it on why shuffling starting pitchers just for Opening Day is a terrible idea

    Joe Girardi nails it on why shuffling starting pitchers just for Opening Day is a terrible idea

    March 25, 2015 at 7:45 am 15 comments

    Earlier this week, the Tampa Bay Rays made some moves that appeared to be setting up Chris Archer to pitch on Opening Day. The moves seemed odd because it will require the team to alter the pitching schedule of their three top starting pitchers just days before the season starts […]

     
  • Rays make weird move and now it looks like Chris Archer will be the Opening Day starter

    Rays make weird move and now it looks like Chris Archer will be the Opening Day starter

    March 23, 2015 at 2:09 pm 8 comments

    Last week I speculated that Jake Odorizzi would replace the injured Alex Cobb as the Opening Day starter because it would be easier to adjust his schedule (give him one extra day of rest) than to adjust the schedule of Chris Archer (would need to go on short rest). However, […]

     
  • Jake Odorizzi has added 15 pounds this winter

    Jake Odorizzi has added 15 pounds this winter

    February 9, 2015 at 2:39 pm 3 comments

    Chris Archer was recently a guest on the MLB Network and he was asked about his off-season workouts. Archer spoke at length about training at the Performance Compound in Tampa. He also mentioned some of the other players who also train there and that is when he dropped this little […]