Archer continues his mastery with win over Jays

by Gary Shelton on June 23, 2015 · 3 comments

in general, Tampa Bay Rays

Archer is within one victory of his 2014 total./JEFFREY S. KING

Archer is within one victory of his 2014 total./JEFFREY S. KING

Tuesday, 11:37 p.m.

He has arrived. Before Chris Archer was good, he was on the cusp of being great.

Now, it is only a matter of just how long he good he can get.

Archer won his sixth straight game Tuesday night, shutting down a hot-hitting lineup of the Toronto Blue Jays. Through eight innings, Archer gave up only three hits and one unearned run. Over his last eight starts, Archer has

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Rick Martin June 24, 2015 at 6:42 am

Outstanding game. But there was still a small crowd. School is out. NHL season over. Bucs don’t play for a couple of months. Team is in first place overachieving, tickets are still relatively inexpensive, Toronto is a fire power team hitting-wise. All indicators that attendance should increase. Writing is on the wall……..

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Barry McDowell June 24, 2015 at 5:03 pm

Rick,

We are just not a major league baseball market. And I don’t think a move to Tampa will help either unless it is on the east side of the county which might draw the Orlando fans. The politicians just need to accept this unfortunate fact and let the Rays go browsing. It’s so very disheartening to realize that, after all the years(in the 80’s and 90’s) of promoting the Tampa Bay area for baseball–that we just don’t measure up.

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Rick Martin June 25, 2015 at 3:33 pm

I agree w/ you. Don’t think this area can maintain three franchises. MLB will have to make the decision. I’m doing my share (10-20 games/season), but I’m resigned to the fact that they will likely be out of the area for good in a short time.

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