Is it officially a slow start yet?
The Tampa Bay Rays are not hitting. Their starting pitchers are not winning. The defense is spotty. And the stars are not shining.
Chris Archer lost again to Cleveland, falling to 0-3 on the season. He is 0-6 in his last nine starts dating back to last August. For the third straight game, the Rays were one-hit for most of the outing before winding up with five hits but zero runs. The Rays’ starters fell to 0-6 on the season.
Archer gave up three runs, including a two-run homer to Marlon Byrd. Logan Morrison, now two-for-29 on the season, struck out three times and was booed. Morrison is one of four players hitting less than .200.
The Rays open a series with the Chicago White Sox tonight.