Rays' Chris Archer: Fans 12 but takes loss on Opening Day
Archer surrendered five hits, three runs (two earned) and three walks over five innings in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Blue Jays. He struck out 12.
The Rays ace dug himself a hole in a 34-pitch first inning, during which he surrendered two hits, two walks and a wild pitch. He was sharp otherwise, with 66 of his 107 offerings hitting the strike zone. He became the first pitcher to fan 12 batters on Opening Day since Felix Hernandez accomplished the feat in 2007, and certainly wasn't helped by the ineptitude of the Tampa bats versus Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman. Archer will attempt to regroup in his next start, which will come Friday night in Baltimore.
Fantasy Baseball Today Newsletter
You're destined to gain an edge over your friends with advice from the award-winning FBT crew.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
Who are the bullpen guys you can really believe in? Paul Mammino's stats-based model gives...
There may be some steals and saves options on your waiver wire, plus we rate winners and losers...
The minor league leader in home runs is a 26-year-old with MLB bloodlines and no clear path...
SportsLine's trade chart and evaluator grades every Fantasy baseball deal
It's taken a while, but Jose Ramirez is finally beginning to slide down the rankings. And it...
Heath Cummings takes a look at what's wrong with the Mariners, three players you should add...