Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Chris Archer has another abbreviated outing in Rays' 3-2 loss to Yankees (w/video)

NEW YORK — Chris Archer got off to another rough start Wednesday, and the Rays headed home after another tough loss, 3-2 to the Yankees.

Archer allowed three runs in a bad second inning, and the Rays were unable to do much about it against Yankees starter Jaime Garcia and four relievers.

The loss dropped the Rays to 72-75 as they came into play four games — and five teams — from the second American League wild-card they co-held just a month ago, and now have only 15 games left to make up that ground.

Archer lasted just one batter into the fifth inning, allowing the three runs, six hits and three walks in his second straight abbreviated and unsuccessful outing since walking off the mound in Chicago Sept. 2 after eight pitches (and two home runs) with forearm tightness.

An exam showed no structural damage and Archer insisted he was fine to keep pitching and took his regular turn Friday in Chicago, but that didn't go well, either, as he didn't make it out of the fourth.

So over his last three starts, Archer has allowed 22 of the last 43 batters faced to reach, with 15 hits.

Kevin Kiermaier delivered the Rays' first run, with a homer in the third.

It took a while, after wasting chances in the first and second, having a replay reversal hurt them in the fourth and seeing a couple balls hit hard into outs, such as by Corey Dickerson in the seventh, but they added on in the eighth.

Evan Longoria singled with one out off Dellin Betances, then Steven Souza Jr. drew a two-out walk from Aroldis Chapman and Adeiny Hechavarria, who has been hot, singled in the run. Pinch-hitter Wilson Ramos struck out to end the inning.

The Rays eagerly headed home after the game, their planned weekend roadtrip to Boston extended as the series against the Yankees was relocated from Tropicana Field to the Mets' Citi Field due to the impact of Hurricane Irma.

Acknowledging it was hardly a neutral site, the Rays raved about how at home the Mets staff made them feel, and the quality of the facilities overall. With tickets priced at $25, the three games drew a total of 49,510 fans.

The Rays got final approval on Wednesday to return to the Trop and resume their home schedule, hosting the Red Sox for a three-game series that will open as planned Friday night, with Matt Andriese taking on Boston ace Chris Sale, the Lakleland-born lefty.

Marc Topkin can be reached at mtopkin@tampabay.com. Follow @ TBTimes_Rays.

Chris Archer has another abbreviated outing in Rays' 3-2 loss to Yankees (w/video) 09/13/17 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 10:23pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Why a true freshman quarterback doesn't kill FSU's title hopes

    College

    Florida State's James Blackman will make history Saturday when the No. 12 Seminoles host North Carolina State in their first game after Hurricane Irma.

    Florida State quarterback James Blackman warms up before a game against Alabama on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Atlanta. When Florida State's Deandre Francois, Georgia's Jacob Eason and Texas A&M's Nick Starkel all got hurt in their respective season openers, true freshmen ended up taking over the rest of the way.  (Joe Rondone/Tallahassee Democrat via AP)
  2. Cue the Scott Frost to Nebraska speculation

    Blogs

    Nebraska shook up the college sports world Thursday afternoon when it fired athletic director Shawn Eichorst.

    And that should scare UCF fans.

  3. USF defense feeds on Temple offense to take NCAA interceptions lead

    College

    TAMPA — Backed up in his end zone, Temple quarterback Logan Marchi scrambled, trying to elude a USF defensive end coming straight for him. Until then, Marchi hadn't had much luck hitting his receivers.

    South Florida Bulls safety Devin Abraham (20) sacks Temple Owls quarterback Logan Marchi (12) during the first half at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Thursday, September 21, 2017.
  4. No. 21 USF Bulls roll over Temple to stay undefeated

    College

    TAMPA — They emerged from Raymond James Stadium's southwest tunnel on the 11-month anniversary of their public humiliation at Temple.

    Bulls tailback Darius Tice, who rushes for 117 yards, is elated by his 47-yard run for a touchdown in the second quarter for a 10-0 lead.
  5. Fennelly: USF thrashes Temple to stay unbeaten; too bad not many saw it in person

    College

    TAMPA

    No. 21 USF ran its record to 4-0 Thursday night with some payback against Temple, a 43-7 trouncing, no contest, as if anyone cares, at least judging by the paltry crowd at Raymond James Stadium. Where was everybody?

    Bulls cornerback Deatrick Nichols (3) celebrates with teammates after making a defensive play during the first half.