Tampa Bay Rays ace starting pitcher Chris Archer posted another solid outing Thursday against the Toronto Blue Jays, allowing three runs on five hits while striking out 10 over seven innings.
Although it didn't result in a win for him or the team, Archer did become the third pitcher in Rays history to record 1,000 strikeouts, per Sportsnet Stats. Only James Shields (1,250) and David Price (1,065) have more than the 28-year-old.
Archer owns 1,002 strikeouts in his six seasons with the Rays and likely has enough starts this season to challenge Price's mark for second in franchise history. With at least two years remaining on the contract and up to four if the club picks up his options in 2020 and 2021, he has a great opportunity to pass Shields for the franchise lead (více...)
Archer tosses 1,000th career K, 200th of season
(18. 8. 2017, 03:49:01, MLB.com)
Like he's done countless times in his six years with Tampa Bay, Chris Archer provided a bright spot in an otherwise frustrating night for the Rays. (více...)
Chris Archer scattered five hits and three runs over seven strong
(18. 8. 2017, 02:42:18, rotoworld.com)
Chris Archer scattered five hits and three runs over seven strong innings Thursday in a no-decision against the Blue Jays. Archer served up a pair of solo homers to Josh Donaldson but was otherwise lights out. [...] (více...)
Archer eyes more success vs. Jays in finale
(17. 8. 2017, 05:49:01, Official Tampa Bay Rays)
Chris Archer will look to continue his dominance over an American League East rival when the Rays and Blue Jays close out a four-game series on Thursday afternoon at Rogers Centre. (více...)
Tough luck part of Archer's streak-ending start
(13. 8. 2017, 05:35:02, Official Tampa Bay Rays)
Chris Archer exceeded 200 innings the past two seasons and is well on his way toward exceeding that exalted number again this year. He entered Saturday having gone six or more innings in 15 consecutive outings, leaving him one shy of tying Jeff Niemann's franchise record established from April 13-July 6, 2010. Unfortunately for Archer, and the Rays, that streak ended when he exited the game with one out in the sixth inning of the Indians' 3-0 win. (více...)