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Colby Lewis | Starting Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 8/2/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Bakersfield (CA) JC
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Colby Lewis fanned 10 for the first time this year Saturday, but still lost after giving up five runs in six innings against the Angels.
Lewis allowed 10 hits, including a pair of homers. His home run rate is actually down from his usual levels this year, with 15 surrendered in 122 1/3 innings, but he has a 5.52 ERA anyway. Aug 16 - 11:28 PM

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Colby Lewis threw a six-hit shutout as the Rangers stomped the White Sox 16-0 on Tuesday.

With 16 runs of support, Lewis pitched likely the most inconsequential shutout in history, but it still counted for Lewis' second career complete-game shutout. The right-hander walked just one while striking out seven, needing 110 pitches to complete the feat. The win moved him to 8-8 and he's actually been decent over his past four starts, but a few clunkers still have his ERA at 5.50. He's got another shot at a good outing Monday against the Rays.
Aug 5 - 11:34 PM

The Rangers received a call on Colby Lewis, but MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan reports that the club will only deal him if "the situation really appeals to Lewis."

The first Twitter reply to the report quickly sums up the fanbase's reaction: "omg do it! Even if it's for a bag of sunflower seeds." It's a bit surprising that the Rangers could drum up any interest at all for a pitcher with a 5.98 ERA and 1.73 WHIP across 19 starts, but it's fair to point out that Lewis has been much better on the road (4.29 ERA) than at home (7.62 ERA) this year.
Jul 31 - 11:58 AM

Colby Lewis yielded two runs in seven innings Wednesday in a win over the Yankees.

It looked like this would be a high-scoring game after Brett Gardner led off the first with a homer and the Rangers came through with three in the bottom of the inning against Hiroki Kuroda, but it ended up being a 3-2 Rangers win. Lewis allowed just four hits, two of them being solo shots (the other belonged to Jacoby Ellsbury). It was Lewis's first win since July 5, but he has pitched decently in three straight starts after giving up 13 runs in his final outing before the break. He probably still doesn't have much trade value right now should the Rangers decide to cash him in.
Jul 30 - 11:08 PM

Colby Lewis fell to 6-7 after allowing two runs over five innings Saturday against the Blue Jays.

Both runs scored in the fourth inning. Lewis gave up eight hits and three walks (one of them intentional), so needed 106 pitches just to get out of the fifth inning. Still, he'll take it after he was pounded for 11 runs over just 2 1/3 innings in his final start before the All-Star break. Lewis will bring an ugly 6.37 ERA into a start against the Yankees next week at Yankee Stadium. He remains a poor bet in fantasy leagues.
Jul 19 - 4:49 PM

Colby Lewis was demolished by the Angels' lineup on Thursday, allowing 13 runs (11 earned) in 2 1/3 innings, resulting in a loss.

Lewis entered the start with a 5.51 ERA, which was ugly enough, but it took a serious beating on Thursday. The right-hander surrendered 13 hits and struck out only one, but at least he didn't issue a walk. Lewis, tattered, heads into the All-Star break with a 6.54 ERA, a 1.82 WHIP, and a 73/26 K/BB ratio.
Jul 10 - 11:41 PM

Colby Lewis held the Mets to three runs -- two earned -- over seven innings Saturday in a Rangers win.

Lewis wasn't exactly steady, but he didn't walk a batter and worked well around eight New York hits. The right-hander struck out seven. He'll take a 6-5 record, 5.51 ERA, and 1.77 WHIP into his next scheduled outing at home against the Angels. The Rangers have won just three out of their last 17 games.
Jul 5 - 10:31 PM

Colby Lewis dodged bullets for most of the night until a five-run seventh inning saddled him with a loss against the Tigers on Tuesday.

Lewis was responsible for three of the five runs in the frame, as he allowed four runs in total over his 6 1/3 innings of work. The loss was his first in the month of June, but that was due more to stellar run support than anything Lewis was doing on the mound. The right-hander has a 5.94 ERA and 1.82 WHIP through 13 starts, and he remains a non-factor outside of deep AL-only leagues.
Jun 25 - 12:05 AM

Colby Lewis allowed five runs on 10 hits over five-plus innings in a 14-8 triumph over the A's on Monday.

Lewis wasn't exactly impressive -- striking out two and walking three -- but he really didn't have to do much to earn the victory outside of watching Drew Pomeranz's implosion from the dugout. He managed to raise his .336 opponent's batting average, which would be the worst mark in the majors if Lewis had pitched enough innings to qualify. The veteran has scuffled throughout the season, but he's never struggled against Oakland, against whom he entered 5-1 with a 2.69 ERA in his last nine outings. Lewis, now 5-4 with a 5.97 ERA, gets the Angels on Sunday.
Jun 17 - 1:53 AM

Colby Lewis allowed three runs on seven hits over five innings and was fortunate to escape with a no-decision against the Marlins on Tuesday.

Lewis was in trouble for much of the night, as he walked four to go along with his seven hits allowed. But the Marlins largely failed to take advantage, saving Lewis from earning his fifth loss of the season. Lewis still owns an ugly 5.74 ERA and 1.81 WHIP to go with his 4-4 mark. Things don't get any easier for Lewis on Monday when he takes on the Athletics in Oakland.
Jun 10 - 11:58 PM

Colby Lewis struggled and took the no-decision, allowing five runs in five innings as the Rangers defeated the Orioles 8-6 on Thursday.

Lewis allowed five-plus runs for the fourth time in 10 starts this season. He surrendered seven hits -- including a two-run home run to Nick Markakis -- walked two and struck out four in the effort. Lewis carries an unsavory 5.77 ERA and 1.77 WHIP, but can deflate both with a solid outing in his next start at home against the Marlins.
Jun 5 - 11:33 PM

Colby Lewis was hit hard in a losing effort against the Nationals on Friday, allowing five runs on nine hits over his 5 2/3 innings of work.

The veteran right-hander walked a pair and punched out five. The big blow against him came in the fourth inning when Ian Desmond belted a three-run homer to put the Nationals on top for good. He has struggled since returning from the disabled list, posting a 5.44 ERA and 1.77 WHIP through his first 48 innings on the season. He'll look to turn things around on Thursday when he takes on the Orioles.
May 30 - 10:00 PM

Colby Lewis allowed five runs on nine hits over six innings in a loss to the Mariners on Tuesday.

Lewis also walked three in the game. It was a disappointing effort after he tossed 5 2/3 innings of shutout ball against the Astros his last time out. Lewis did strike out six in his six innings of work, the lone bright spot of the night. He takes a 5.40 ERA and 1.75 WHIP into another tough test Sunday at the Tigers.
May 21 - 12:02 AM

Colby Lewis blanked the Astros for 5 2/3 innings, striking out eight, in a win over the Astros on Monday.

Lewis rebounded nicely from a drubbing at the hands of the Rockies last Wednesday. Of course, this was a far easier assignment. Lewis managed to hold the Astros scoreless despite giving up seven hits, including a double and a triple. He also walked two. It helped the Astros were just 1-for-3 in steal attempts against him. Lewis isn't recommended in AL-only leagues with the Jays next on the schedule.
May 13 - 12:14 AM

Colby Lewis was the latest starter roughed up by the Rockies on Wednesday, giving up seven runs and 12 hits in 3 2/3 innings.

Lewis wasn't going deep into games, but he was pretty solid in his four previous starts for the Rangers. Getting lit up by the game's hottest offense probably won't hurt his standing overly much. He will need to fare quite a bit better next time out against the Astros, though.
May 7 - 11:37 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Geovany Soto
2Robinson Chirinos
1B1J.P. Arencibia
2Mike Carp
3Prince Fielder
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Kevin Kouzmanoff
LF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Jake Smolinski
3Jim Adduci
CF1Leonys Martin
2Engel Beltre
RF1Alex Rios
2Daniel Robertson
DH1Mitch Moreland
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Derek Holland
3Matt Harrison
4Colby Lewis
5Nick Tepesch
6Nick Martinez
7Miles Mikolas
8Martin Perez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Neftali Feliz
2Shawn Tolleson
3Alexi Ogando
4Neal Cotts
5Tanner Scheppers
6Roman Mendez
7Scott Baker
8Phil Klein
9Alexander Claudio
10Jon Edwards
11Pedro Figueroa