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Chris Archer Making Strides

There has never been any doubting the talent, stuff and arm of Chris Archer. Putting everything together though, has been an ongoing process. But according to Bulls manager Charlie Montoyo, pitching coach Neil Allen and Archer himself, a lot of progress has been made by the 23-year-old in becoming a more consistent pitcher and when he finally puts it all together he will be "something special".

After hurling another strikeout, Chris Archer struts off the mound knowing that he plowed through those batters like he was the eastbound Amtrak train that just sped by the ballpark on its way to his hometown Raleigh. Head nodding and finger pointing to acknowledge his teammates' praise, he seems to be walking taller than his 6'3" frame after tying his career high in K's with 12 on the night. The...

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