Archer was chosen to start for the Rays on opening day after his performance in the World Baseball Classic. In 7 innings, he only gave up 2 runs, earning him the victory.
With 58 strikeouts in May, Archer surpassed David Price’s previous mark of 53 to set a franchise record for a single month.
Archer got selected for his second career all-star game on July 6. On August 17, Archer struck out for the thousandth time in his career, making history’s ninth player to do so in 154 or fewer games.
Archer seemed set to finish above.500 for the first time since 2014 after a great August that was capped off with a 7-inning, one-run effort in St. Louis.
Archer finished the month of August at 9-7 with a 3.66 ERA. His ERA rose to 4.18 during the course of his last 5 games, during which he went 0-5 and gave up 18 runs while failing to advance past the 4th inning in 4 of the 5.
His final record was 10–12, and his ERA was 4.07, which was a career-high. However, in 201 innings, he did complete the campaign with 249 strikeouts, good for third in the American League, and 11.1 strikeouts per nine ratio .
With 15, he shared the major league lead in wild pitches. For the fourth consecutive year, Archer was selected as the first-day starter. Archer threw his 1,000th career inning on May 1.
With an abdominal strain, Archer was placed on the 10-day injured list on June 5.
Is Chris Archer Married?
Chris Archer is not married. Right now, he’s content with his isolated existence. Furthermore, he has no romantic involvement. He’s more focused on advancing his career than having extramarital affairs.
There have been no allegations or conflicts about him, either. He’s avoided the media as much as possible. He’s managed to hold on to his status as a well-known figure.