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 [email protected] 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. Rick and Tom podcast: Bucs' Gerald McCoy frustrated with disrepectful fans

    Bucs

    Rick Stroud and Tom Jones discuss Gerald McCoy's latest comments on disrespectful fans who attack his teammates, Donald Trump, protests by Desean Jackson and Mike Evans, and his respect for the …

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (93) warms up before an NFL game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn., on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017.
  2. NFL owners' unity with players might be short-lived

    Bucs

    The image was striking — several owners of NFL teams locking arms with their players on the sidelines Sunday, and the Cowboys' Jerry Jones on Monday night, in a dramatic statement of defiance to a president who ridiculed their sport and condemned players for refusing to stand during the national anthem as a …

    Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, currently without a team, has cited racial injustice and police brutality among the reasons for not standing during the national anthem. [Associated Press]
  3. Anthem protest, the latest: Jerry Jones joins Cowboys on field in show of solidarity

    Bucs

    As President Donald Trump continued tweeting Monday about his displeasure with NFL players for staging demonstrations during the national anthem, the Cowboys took a knee on the field just before the anthem was performed on Monday Night Football. Dallas players were joined by owner Jerry Jones, and they quickly …

    Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, center, joins the team in taking a knee before the national anthem Monday night. They stood and linked arms for the anthem.
  4. Bucs journal: Gerald McCoy says players who kneel have team's support

    Sports

    TAMPA — Receivers Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson were the only Bucs players kneeling during the national anthem before Sunday's game against the Vikings, but DT Gerald McCoy said the team supports their protest "100 percent."

    Bucs tight end Cameron Brate pulls in a touchdown catch as Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo (34) hits him in the back of the head.
  5. Rays at Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, New York

    The Heater

    Tonight: at Yankees

    7:05, Yankee Stadium, New York

    TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

    Tampa Bay Rays' Blake Snell poses for a picture during the team's photo day at baseball spring training in Port Charlotte, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman)