Chris Archer has seen a dip in velocity in his first two starts this season, but told the Tampa Bay Times that there is nothing wrong.
"I've seen some headlines, and it's comical," he said, "because I was throwing 92-96 (mph) last game instead of 94-97, and it's a big deal. My slider was 85-88 instead of 86-90 and it's a big deal. And I don't know why. I think people just need something to talk about, something to write about, something to justify me not having the greatest start."
Archer, 27, has allowed eight earned runs and 15 hits in 10 innings for the Tampa Bay Rays. He also has a league-leading 15 strikeouts.