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Colby Lewis | Starting Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 8/2/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Bakersfield (CA) JC
Contract: view contract details

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Colby Lewis took a no-decision, allowing three runs in six innings as the Rangers suffered a loss to the Athletics on Thursday.
Lewis blanked the A's through four innings, but relented two runs in a Sam Fuld single in the fifth and another in the sixth on Josh Reddick's sacrifice fly. He gave up five hits overall while walking three and striking out three. Lewis has registered quality starts in all five June outings and now stands with a 4.10 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP, and a 71/20 K/BB ratio over 94 1/3 innings. He'll look to continue his streak in Baltimore against the Orioles next week. Jun 25 - 5:46 PM

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Colby Lewis improved to 7-3 after tossing eight innings of one-run ball against the White Sox on Friday.

Lewis allowed nine hits, but the only run scored on a solo homer from Tyler Flowers in the fifth inning. He struck out seven and walked none. Lewis was actually in line for the loss until pinch-hitter Mitch Moreland delivered a two-run single off David Robertson in the ninth. The 35-year-old has won three straight decisions and has allowed three earned runs or fewer in each of his last four starts. He'll bring a 4.08 ERA into a start against the Athletics next week at home.
Jun 19 - 11:55 PM

Colby Lewis pitched well in Saturday's win over the Twins, surrendering three runs on four hits over seven innings.

Lewis struck out six over the course of the game. All three runs against him came in the third inning, when Lewis allowed a two-run double to Eddie Rosario and an RBI double to Joe Mauer. Lewis has been all over the map this season--he started the year allowing 12 runs in his first seven starts, 19 runs in his next three and eight runs in his last three. His 4.37 ERA and 1.20 are indicative of the average quality of his season as a whole. He'll face the Dodgers in his next start as he tries to keep his recent decent run going.
Jun 13 - 9:45 PM

Colby Lewis surrendered three runs over seven innings in Sunday's no-decision loss to the Royals.

Lewis did a relatively good job of limiting the damage, but the Royals managed to score three runs by the time the veteran right-hander left the game. He struck out five and walked one in the contest while surrendering eight hits over seven innings. Lewis has been the definition of a hot/cold pitcher this season, allowing 12 runs in his first seven starts, 19 runs in his next three, and five runs in his last two. All of this adds up to average, as he holds a 4.42 ERA and 1.24 WHIP. He'll take those numbers home to face the Twins next Saturday afternoon.
Jun 7 - 4:46 PM

Colby Lewis held the White Sox to two runs over seven innings in a win Tuesday.

Lewis scattered six hits, with Adam Eaton's two-run homer in the third inning accounting for both the White Sox runs on the night. The win moved Lewis to 5-3 with a 4.48 ERA on the year. Lewis will face the Royals in Kansas City on Sunday.
Jun 2 - 10:45 PM

Colby Lewis was torched for 10 runs -- nine earned -- and 11 hits in 2 2/3 innings by the Indians on Wednesday.

Lewis has given up 19 earned runs in his last three starts after allowing a total of 12 in his first seven outings, causing his ERA to jump all of the way from 2.40 to 4.70. We'd be surprised if he finished the year under 4.00.
May 27 - 3:15 PM

Colby Lewis earned his fourth victory of the season on Friday, despite allowing five runs on eight hits over 6 2/3 innings against the Yankees.

The veteran right-hander struck out three on the night and didn't issue a walk. The Rangers offense staked him to an early 7-0 lead in this one, but he gave several runs back to let the Yankees back into the game before departing. While he boasts a solid 3.49 ERA and 44/14 K/BB ratio through 56 2/3 innings on the season, his 4.32 xFIP indicates he may be pitching a bit over his head. He'll take on the Indians in Cleveland his next time out on Wednesday.
May 22 - 11:03 PM

Colby Lewis pitched poorly against the Indians on Saturday, allowing six runs (five earned) on seven hits over five innings.

Pitching was optional in a game where both teams had 13 hits. Neither Lewis nor opposing pitcher Danny Salazar were involved with the decision. Lewis set the tone of the contest when he allowed a sacrifice fly, an RBI single and an RBI double in the first inning to put the Rangers in an immediate 3-0 hole. He proceeded to surrender solitary runs in the second, third and fourth innings before wrapping it up with a scoreless fifth frame. Lewis struck out seven and walked three in the contest, while serving up seven hits. Despite the rough outing, his overall numbers are fine, as he's pitched to a 3.06 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 41/14 K/BB ratio over an even 50 innings. He'll try to pitch closer to those numbers in a road start against the Yankees next time out.
May 16 - 11:59 PM

Colby Lewis held the Royals to one run on three hits Monday as the Rangers easily won.

Lewis relented his only run in the fourth inning when Kendrys Morales hit an RBI single to center field. Along with allowing only three hits, Lewis walked two and struck out five. The right-hander has been outstanding over seven starts thus far, sporting a 2.40 ERA with a 1.02 WHIP and a 34/11 K/BB ratio in 45 innings. Lewis will look to keep it going in a home start against the Indians in his next start.
May 11 - 11:08 PM

Colby Lewis pitched eight innings of one-run ball to defeat the Astros on Wednesday.

Lewis has been one of the Rangers' few pleasant surprises this far, going 2-2 with a 2.61 ERA and a 1.08 ERA. Somehow, he's allowed just three homers in 38 innings. Last year, he gave up 25 in 170 1/3. The homers will come, so Lewis still shouldn't be picked up in mixed leagues.
May 6 - 11:08 PM

Colby Lewis hurled six scoreless innings Friday against the Athletics, but was handed a no-decision.

It was his best start of the season thus far. Lewis held the A's to just two hits and two walks while striking out eight batters. He left in position for the victory, but the bullpen gave the game away. Lewis now has a solid 3.00 ERA an 23/8 K/BB ratio in 30 innings over his first five starts this season. He'll square off against the Astros next week on the road.
May 2 - 12:34 AM

Colby Lewis allowed four runs in 7 1/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Astros.

All four of the Astros' runs against Lewis came in the second frame. After Luis Valbuena hit a solo home run to lead off, Lewis actually recorded two outs before the threads unraveled. The next three batters went triple (Colby Rasmus), RBI double (Marwin Gonzalez), and two-run homer (Jake Marisnick). Lewis pitched well outside of that inning, hunkering down to pitch into the eighth without further damage. He has pitched to a 3.38 ERA in his first two starts. He'll take to the road against the Mariners in his next start.
Apr 12 - 7:58 PM

Colby Lewis got the win in Tuesday's start against the Athletics, yielding one run over six innings.

The Athletics, who exploded for eight runs on Opening Day, didn't have much of an answer to Lewis. The right-hander allowed just three hits and a pair of walks while fanning four. The only run scored in the sixth inning on an Eric Sogard ground out. Lewis had a rough spring and is still more liability than asset for fantasy purposes, but he'll try to prove the naysayers wrong in his next start against the Astros at home.
Apr 8 - 12:43 AM

Colby Lewis was hit hard on Wednesday, allowing four runs via three home runs over three innings as the Rangers lost 10-4.

Thankfully for Lewis, two of the home runs were of the solo variety. He allowed seven hits in total along with a walk while striking out two. The right-hander wraps up Cactus League play with a 9.75 ERA and a 6/5 K/BB ratio in 12 innings. Given his age (35), injury history, and recent performance, Lewis is a risky fantasy bet in all formats.
Apr 1 - 7:25 PM

Colby Lewis allowed three runs over five innings in a Cactus League loss to the Brewers Saturday.

It actually could have been worse for Lewis, who allowed eight hits and a walk in his time. The 35-year-old struck out just one. The Rangers will rely on Lewis more than they would probably like this season with Yu Darvish succumbing to Tommy John surgery. Lewis had a brutal 5.18 ERA in 170 1/3 innings for the club last year.
Mar 21 - 7:23 PM

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