Yesterday, Chris Archer struggled in the first inning once more. From the quotes in Topkin’s writeup, Archer’s trying to figure something to change:
"It's tough. For roughly four years, my major-league career, I've had the same routine," he said. "But maybe I should change something up. I'll look into it."
Steve Kinsella also noted Archer’s displeasure at his poor starts to games.
"It is very frustrating putting the team behind the eight ball numerous times this season, right out of the gate." Archer told reporters after the game. "Something I definitely need to get better at because outside of the first inning I threw the ball well today."
And then there’s this “fun” tidbit.
It was the first time the Rays have had complete games thrown against them in back to back games since the Detroit Tigers did it August 20-21, 2014 (Rick Porcello and David Price).
In minors news:
#Rays also announce that RHP Jacob Faria was promoted from AA @BiscuitBaseball to AAA @DurhamBulls, was 1-6, 4.21 with Biscuits— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) June 22, 2016
- Jason Collette noticed that Erasmo Ramirez is shifting his position on the mound, a la Fernando Rodney.
- On the scorecard, with plenty of nostalgia. I’m curious. How many of our readers have ever actually kept a scorecard? I like the Reisner method.
- The conclusion of the BP series on diversity and baseball front offices.