Chris Archer will be lucky if he shows up in David Ortiz's highlight reel for the designated hitter's Hall of Fame induction. The young starter was quick to call out Ortiz for his bat flip and home run trot but it slipped his mind that he kissed his bicep after striking out Daniel Nava with the bases loaded.
This particular trot was around 27 seconds and wasn't even in Ortiz's top five slowest circuits this season. The three-run homer put the Red Sox ahead to avoid a series sweep.
It's okay, Mr. Archer. Your well-informed comments on Ortiz really demonstrate that the Rays are an important, well-respected organization.
Truly the game of baseball is elevated to hitherto unseen heights in Tropicana Field. Bill Veeck himself would rise from the grave to witness the extraordinary Christmas in July celebration in St. Petersburg. Rising from the dead? Wait, stop the presses! Time for Zombie Apocalypse Night at the Trop!
|Game 105: July 27, 2014|
|Boston Red Sox
|3||W: Allen Webster (1-0)|
H: Edward Mujica (1), Andrew Miller (13), Junichi Tazawa (11)
S: Koji Uehara (21)
|HR: David Ortiz (25)|
|Tampa Bay Rays
|2||L: Chris Archer (1-)|
|2B: Desmond Jennings (26)|