And some days it rains.
The Tampa Bay Rays were off to a good start Saturday. Starting pitcher Chris Archer had retired the first two batters of the Baltimore Orioles. And then it rained.
Archer spent the rest of the day under cover, simulating a game by throwing to Curt Casali with Steven Souzi standing in as the hitter.
Archer felt good about Saturday’s results.
“The effort and the intensity was the exact same,” Archer said. “And I made sure that I stepped on it a little bit, and mentally put myself in certain situations that I’m going to have during the regular season.”
“He threw the ball really well,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said.
Archer is scheduled to pitch seven innings in his next start.