Chris Archer, Adam Liberatore and Dane De La Rosa combined for a 3-hit, 2-0 shutout victory in Wednesdays series opener against the Norfolk Tides. Durham was held to just one hit, but still managed to win their second straight.
Norfolks Jake Arrieta (L, 3-4, 4.91) was throwing a one hitter with seven strikeouts until he inexplicably lost control in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Chris Archer (W, 7-9, 3.79) was brilliant on Wednesday night. Making his first start at home since August 7, Archer tossed six and a third innings of shutout ball, allowing just three hits. He struck out eight Tides, improving his season total to 132. That moves him to fifth all-time on the Bulls Triple-A single-season strikeout list.
Wednesdays box score
DPNorfolk 1. LOBNorfolk 7, Durham 3. 2BFlaherty, Chavez
|Arrieta (L, 3-4)||6||1||2||2||5||8|
|Archer (W, 7-9)||61/3||3||0||0||2||8|
|De La Rosa||1||1||0||0||1||2|
WPArrieta, Liberatore. .