No Panic Button (Yet)

April 15th, 2016
chris archer

Familar start to season.

On face value, it seems something is amiss with Rays ace Chris Archer. Dude is 0-3.

Not at all what one wants in their ace, especially a team that leans so heavily on its pitchers.

But a quick look at Archer’s first three games last year compared to his first three starts this season doesn’t show anything to cause alarms to sound off — or to get Rays fans doing shots of Jack first thing in the morning.

In Archer’s first three starts last year, he gave up, one, one and nine earned runs, respectively. This season? Two, six and two earned runs per start.

Walks? Archer has given up three more walks than in his first three starts last year, an average of one extra walk per game. Strikeouts? Same as first three games last year: nine. Hits allowed? Three more than last year. Again, an average of one more per game.

So pardon Joe for not yet walking up the approach to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Archer’s 0-3 start. It doesn’t appear he needs much fixing.

2 Responses to “No Panic Button (Yet)”

  1. bob Says:

    All would be well if they Rays would score some dang runs! He could have pitched a complete game 1 hitter and with one run given up would lose. Why is Cash stuck in the mud, every day SOS, same lineup, same results. What’s the old saying…doing the same thing day after day and expecting different results is stupid!!!

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