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Call to the Pen Apr 19, 2019

Tampa Bay Rays trade of Chris Archer built current contender

At the 2018 MLB trade deadline, the Tampa Bay Rays traded longtime ace Chris Archer for two past top prospects Austin Meadows and Tyler Glasnow. There was some risk but these two young stars were ready for the challenge.  Last year at the trade deadline, Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer was traded to the […] Tampa Bay Rays trade of Chris Archer built current contender - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Cincinnati.com Apr 14, 2019
Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Chris Archer drops appeal for role in brawl with Cincinnati Reds

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Chris Archer drops appeal for role in brawl with Cincinnati Reds

Pirates right-hander Chris Archer dropped his appeal and began serving a five-game suspension for setting off a benches-clearing altercation on April 7.         
Rum Bunter Apr 14, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates Starter Chris Archer Drops His Suspension Appeal

The Pittsburgh Pirates have shuffled their starting rotation for the upcoming week Last Sunday, Chris Archer caused a stir when he threw at Cincinnati Reds utility man Derek Dietrich. This caused the benches to clear between the Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates, and led to a trio of suspensions being handed out. One of these suspensions […] Pittsburgh Pirates Starter Chris Archer Drops His Suspension Appeal - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Apr 13, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates Falter Late, Lose Close One to Nationals

Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen blew a late lead on Saturday evening, losing 3-2 to Washington Nationals. The series is now even heading into tomorrow’s game. Having won on Friday night in extra innings, the Pittsburgh Pirates were on their way to clinching this road series against the Nationals before letting a late lead slip away. Chris Archer […] Pittsburgh Pirates Falter Late, Lose Close One to Nationals - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Apr 10, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates: How to Work With Chris Archer’s Suspension

The Pittsburgh Pirates had a bench-clearing skirmish with the Cincinnati Reds this past weekend.  Several players were suspended by the league. This past weekend was a big sweep for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  The Bucs hosted their division rival Cincinnati Reds and took all four games away from them.  However, that was not the biggest headline […] Pittsburgh Pirates: How to Work With Chris Archer’s Suspension - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Cincinnati.com Apr 9, 2019
Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Chris Archer denies that he used pine tar against Cincinnati Reds

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Chris Archer denies that he used pine tar against Cincinnati Reds

Chris Archer said he was trying to keep his pants up when he touched his waistline during Sundays start against the Reds.         

Archer suspended for 5 games, Puig for 2, Bell for 1

Pittsburgh pitcher Chris Archer has been suspended for five games, Cincinnati outfielder Yasiel Puig for two and Reds manager David Bell for one for their roles in a bench-clearing fracas last weekend.
Cincinnati.com Apr 9, 2019
Chris Archer and Yasiel Puig receive suspensions after Pirates-Reds scuffle

Chris Archer and Yasiel Puig receive suspensions after Pirates-Reds scuffle

Chris Archer received a 5-game suspension for throwing at Derek Dietrich. Yasiel Puig (2 games) and David Bell (1 game) were also suspended.         
Lone Star Ball Apr 9, 2019
Chris Archer, Yasiel Puig suspended for brawl

Chris Archer, Yasiel Puig suspended for brawl

Pirates pitcher Chris Archer and Reds outfielder Yasiel Puig have each been suspended for the events connected with last week’s bench-clearing brouhaha Chris Archer and Yasiel Puig have been suspended: The Cincinnati Reds/Pittsburgh Pirates brawl that was triggered with Chris Archer of the Pirates threw at Reds hitter Derek Dietrich after Dietrich admired a long home run off Archer in his previous at bat, and which resulted in an altercation where it appeared Yasiel Puig of the Reds was ready to fight the entire Pirates team, has resulted in Archer being suspended for 5 games by MLB, and...
Cincinnati.com Apr 8, 2019
Chris Welsh on Fox Sports Ohio: Chris Archer used pine tar on jersey for certain pitches

Chris Welsh on Fox Sports Ohio: Chris Archer used pine tar on jersey for certain pitches

Chris Welsh said other pitchers get a good grip on the baseball without "using something so blatantly obvious."         
Cincinnati.com Apr 8, 2019
Suspend Chris Archer for more than 5-6 games, writes Hardball Talk's Baer

Suspend Chris Archer for more than 5-6 games, writes Hardball Talk's Baer

Chris Archer was not ejected Sunday, but he could be suspended.         
Tampa Bay Times Apr 7, 2019
How a Chris Archer pitch ignited a benches-clearing brawl between Reds and Pirates

How a Chris Archer pitch ignited a benches-clearing brawl between Reds and Pirates

PITTSBURGH - Yasiel Puig looked eager to take a big swing. And not with a bat, either. An enraged Puig barreled into a bunch of Pirates during a bench-clearing fracas Sunday, and was among five ejections in Pittsburgh's 7-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The trouble
Cincinnati.com Apr 7, 2019
Was Chris Archer throwing behind Derek Dietrich warranted? Social media reactions

Was Chris Archer throwing behind Derek Dietrich warranted? Social media reactions

Baseballs unwritten rules are, once again, a popular topic of conversation.         
Rum Bunter Apr 7, 2019

Pirates Complete The Four Game Sweep Of The Reds

The Pirates completed a four-game sweep of the Reds on Sunday with a 7-5 score.  Tempers flared as benches cleared in the top of the fourth inning. The Pirates entered the day with a 4-3 record, looking to get another stellar outing from one of their starting pitchers.  Chris Archer struggled early to find the […] Pirates Complete The Four Game Sweep Of The Reds - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Red Reporter Apr 7, 2019
Game 9: Reds at Pirates (1:35 PM EDT) - DeSclafani vs. Archer

Game 9: Reds at Pirates (1:35 PM EDT) - DeSclafani vs. Archer

Ugh. Today's Lineups REDS PIRATES Jesse Winker - LF Adam Frazier - 2B Yasiel Puig - RF Starling Marte - CF Scott Schebler - CF Francisco Cervelli - C Eugenio Suarez - 3B Josh Bell - 1B Derek Dietrich - 1B Jung Ho Kang - 3B Jose Peraza - 2B Melky Cabrera - RF Tucker Barnhart - C Jason Martin - LF Jose Iglesias - SS Erik Gonzalez - SS A. DeSclafani - RHP Chris Archer - RHP

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