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Colby Lewis | Starting Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (36) / 8/2/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Bakersfield (CA) JC
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Colby Lewis allowed two runs over six innings Wednesday in a win over the Yankees.
Lewis struck out five and walked none in winning for the 11th time this season. He's one of just 12 pitchers in baseball with that many victories, though his ERA is a far less impressive 4.42. In fairness, the ERA reflects a couple of huge beatings and doesn't perfectly reflect how well he's pitched, either. Still, there isn't really any mixed-league value here. Jul 30 - 12:45 AM

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Colby Lewis held the Angels to two runs over 7 2/3 innings in the Rangers' 4-2 win Friday.

Lewis just upped his record to 10-4, though his 4.49 ERA is quite a bit less impressive. The poor ERA is partly a result of him being left in to give up 10 earned runs against the Angels on July 5 and nine earned runs against the Indians on May 27, but the 10-4 record probably overstates how well he's pitched. Nonetheless, he could be trade fodder if the Rangers decide to sell.
Jul 25 - 1:13 AM

Colby Lewis held the Astros to two earned runs over 7 1/3 innings Saturday in a Rangers victory.

Lewis struck out seven, walked none, and gave up only four hits in the very strong outing. He has an ugly 4.63 ERA on the season, but his 1.21 WHIP and 9-4 record have rather surprisingly offered some deep-league fantasy value. The veteran gets the Angels on the road next.
Jul 18 - 11:06 PM

Colby Lewis was absolutely annihilated in Sunday's loss to the Angels, surrendering 10 runs on 12 hits over his four-plus innings of work.

The veteran right-hander walked a pair and struck out one on the night. The Angels broke the game open with a three-run uprising in the first inning, and tacked in on every inning that Lewis worked, including the fifth. After a strong start to the season, he now owns a troublesome 4.83 ERA and 4.52 xFIP through 104 1/3 innings. He'll look to finish the first half on a high note when he does battle against the Padres on Saturday.
Jul 5 - 10:18 PM

Colby Lewis struggled but still got the win on Tuesday against the Orioles, allowing five runs (three earned) in six innings.

Lewis was victimized early when Chris Davis launched a two-run home run in the first inning. Davis repeated the performance in the third inning, and Manny Machado hit a solo home run in the fifth inning. The three home runs accounted for half of the hits Lewis gave up on the evening. He walked none and struck out three. The right-hander held the opposition to three earned runs or fewer in all six June starts and now owns a 4.13 ERA with a 1.19 WHIP and a 74/20 K/BB ratio over 100 1/3 innings. Lewis faces the Angels at home next.
Jun 30 - 10:02 PM

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

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

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