Chris Archer improved to 8-6 after allowing just one run on four hits and two walks while striking out 12 batters over seven innings in Wednesday's 10-1 win over the Rangers.
Archer has now allowed just two earned runs over his last two starts, while owning a 18:3 K:BB rate over that stretch (13.0 IP). Despite a not-so-great record, Archer has managed a 3.24 ERA and 1.28 WHIP over 24 starts while sporting a 135:54 K:BB rate in 144.2 innings. Although a strikeout performance like he displayed tonight is not going to happen everyday, he can still be a solid asset down the stretch for contending fantasy teams. He will look to keep up the pace when he takes on the Tigers in his next start on Tuesday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Indians optioned P Josh Tomlin to Triple-A Columbus.
Tomlin has some upside if he can repeat his 8.13 K/9 from last season, but home runs will likely always be an issue. Tomlin has allowed 1.41 HR/9 over his big league career, far too high for him to be a consistent fantasy producer. He will almost certainly be in the rotation at some point and could even get the call up before Danny Salazar even though Salazar has far more upside for fantasy. Analysis: Steve Pimental