Hello again; Archer looks sharp in beating Baltimore

by Gary Shelton on April 25, 2016 · 1 comment

in general, Tampa Bay Rays

Steven Souza scores from first on a  double by Curt Casali./TRAVIS PENDERGRASS

Steven Souza scores from first on a double by Curt Casali./TRAVIS PENDERGRASS

Tuesday, 6 a.m.

Confident guy, Chris Archer.

Even in the middle of a losing streak, he held onto his swagger. Even when people gasping that his fastball was a whole mile an hour slower than last year, even when the search parties were out for his missing slider, even when the critics started taking swipes at how long his hair was, Archer kept his voice even. He believed, he said. He had faith.

Smart guy, Archer.

He can boil down some baseball statistics with you. He will tell you how wins and losses never matter, because the variables are too great. He will tell you that not even ERA is a fair judge. He would

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Rick Martin April 26, 2016 at 8:36 am

Might go to Rays game on Wednesday (Bolts game 1). Might have entire stadium to myself.

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