• Steelers hope Archer’s speed is an asset

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated May 17, 2014
    "I was trying to get him out," Archer said. "Whatever it took. When asked if he anticipates being the NFL's fastest player, Archer replied, “Yes, sir” without hesitation. Despite his size the Steelers list him at 5-foot-8, 173 pounds Archer nearly was unstoppable when healthy at Kent State. Archer had thrown 88 pitches at that point with Albert Pujols stepping to the plate. Archer matched zeroes with the three-time All-Star through the first four innings, and each team had one hit the Angels a two-out single by Pujols in the first, and the Rays a one-out single by Escobar in the third. Parker was timed at 4.23, and Stone, the fastest Steelers player former coach Chuck Noll ever saw, ran a 4.25. The Angels' ace was 4-0 with a 1.71 ERA in his previous five starts, including a 9-3 decision last Sunday in which he asked to be taken out of a game for the first time in his nine-year career because of a problem with his command after throwing 102 pitches in 6 1-3 innings and getting staked to a 7-1 lead.
    • Archer keeps Angels off balance as Rays even series

      Chris Archer got the best of Jered Weaver on Friday night as the Rays evened their series in Anaheim with a 3-0 victory. Archer walked five over 5 2/3 innings, but allowed just two hits and fanned five. Yunel Escobar homered in the fifth, and James Lone…
      Source: MLB.com
    • Jays Beat Angels, Weaver 3-0

      Yunel Escobar homered off Jered Weaver, and James Loney and Evan Longoria had RBI singles to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 3-0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.
      Source: nytimes.com

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