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Chris Archer Receives Honors

Posted By Steve Kinsella On August 6, 2013 @ 9:28 AM In Florida News,Insider Main,main feature,MLB | No Comments

After dominating the competition going 4-0 with an 0.73 ERA (3ER/37IP) 22 strike outs 7 walks and holding  the opposition to a .140 batting average  the Tampa Bay Rays Chris Archer [1] was named the AL Rookie of the Month and Pitcher of the Month for July.

[2]According to the Press Release from Major League Baseball it is only the sixth time since the Rookie of the Month Award was introduced in 2001 that a Player or Pitcher of the Month Award winner has garnered Rookie honors in the same calendar month.  Archer joins Dontrelle Willis [3] (FLA, June 2003), Ryan Braun [4] (MIL, July 2007), Jeremy Hellickson [5] (TB, May 2011), Mike Trout [6] (LAA, July 2012) and Yasiel Puig [7] (LAD, July 2013) as the only players to accomplish the feat.

His month included two complete game shutouts. The first came against the Houston Astros in a 5-0 Rays victory on July 14th and then he became the first Rays pitcher in franchise history to throw a complete game shut out against the New York Yankees in a Rays 1-0 victory on July 27th. It was the Rays 268th game against the Yankees.

He was not a unanimous winner for either award as teammate David Price [8] (5-1, 1.68 ERA) received votes for Pitcher of the Month and Wil Myers [9], after hitting .352 with 4 HR and 18, received votes for Rookie of the Month.

For winning the award Archer will receive two specially designed trophies suitably engraved with the accomplishment.



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[2] Image: http://www.sportstalkflorida.com/ubaldo-jimenez-silences-rays-bats-indians-defeat-rays-5-0/chris_archer_2013_2/

[3] Dontrelle Willis: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/willido03.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[4] Ryan Braun: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/braunry02.shtml

[5] Jeremy Hellickson: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hellije01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[6] Mike Trout: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/t/troutmi01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[7] Yasiel Puig: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/puigya01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[8] David Price: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/priceda01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[9] Wil Myers: http://www.baseball-reference.com/player_search.cgi?results=,myerswi01&utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

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