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Chris Archer’s Struggles Continue

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Tampa Bay Rays’ RHP Chris Archer’ s struggles continued on Thursday afternoon against the Cleveland Indians at Tropicana Field as he dropped to 0-3 on the season with a 5.87 ERA with the Rays’ 6-0 loss.

Archer seemed to be doing well until the fifth inning when the young Francisco Lindor hit a RBI single on a ground ball to send home Roberto Perez.

In the top of the sixth, Marlon Byrd hit a two run homerun on a fly ball to left center field for a 3-0 Cleveland lead before Archer was replaced by Steve Geltz.

The twenty-seven year old hasn’t won a game since August 31, 2015, a drought that not a single team wishes their Ace to endure. Not only that drought but Archer also hasn’t worked more than five innings in his last five starts; he went five and one-third against the Indians. In this start he allowed three runs on seven hits; striking out six batters on 105 pitches.

On the other side, the Indians’ Danny Salazar pitched six innings allowing 3 hits and struck out an impressive nine batters on his way to a 2-0 record this season.

Bethany Cohen

Senior Editor at Legends On Deck®
Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for Examiner.com and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany
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