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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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Rangers general manager Jon Daniels told Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas that he has had preliminary talks with Colby Lewis' agent about a new contract.
After missing the entire 2013 season following hip surgery, Lewis logged 170 1/3 innings this season, but he did so with a 10-14 record and a 5.18 ERA. It probably won't cost much to bring him back. Sep 29 - 5:55 PM
Source: ESPN Dallas

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Colby Lewis overcame some control problems to deliver seven strong innings in a no-decision, allowing just one run, as the Rangers went on to win 2-1 over the Athletics in walk-off fashion on Thursday.

Lewis walked five and surrendered six hits while striking out seven. It's been a tough year for Lewis, who rounds out his 2014 season with a 10-14 record, 5.18 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, and a 133/48 K/BB ratio.
Sep 25 - 11:13 PM

Colby Lewis was hammered for eight runs (seven earned) in five innings en route to a loss against the Angels on Saturday.

Lewis gave up three home runs, pushing his season total to 25. He allowed nine hits in total while walking one and striking out three. With one more start to go, Lewis sits on a 5.34 ERA with a 1.52 WHIP and a 126/43 K/BB ratio. Lewis will make his final start at home on Thursday against the Athletics.
Sep 21 - 12:13 AM

Colby Lewis limited the Braves to one run over seven innings in a win Sunday.

Lewis scattered five hits, with Ryan Doumit's solo homer counting as the only run against him. The start was the first time he's allowed fewer than three runs since a complete game shutout on August 5. The win moved him to 10-13, the first time he's reached double-digit wins since 2011 and just the fourth time he's done it in his career. Lewis will look for his 11th win Saturday at the Angels.
Sep 14 - 7:34 PM

Colby Lewis allowed three runs -- two earned -- over seven innings in a loss to the Angels on Tuesday.

Lewis actually pitched pretty well following a leadoff home run by Kole Calhoun -- an error led to the Angels' second run, and the third run scored after Lewis was pulled following an infield single by Collin Cowgill to lead off the eighth inning. He gave up just five hits in all, striking out four. It was Lewis' best start in over a month, but he still fell to 9-13 with a 5.29 ERA with the loss. He'll try to get back in the win column Sunday against the Braves.
Sep 9 - 11:30 PM

Colby Lewis fell to 9-12 after giving up four runs over seven innings Monday against the Royals.

Lewis couldn't solve Salvador Perez, as he gave up an RBI double against him in the first inning and a two-run homer in the third. He was decent against the rest of the Royals' lineup, striking out five batters and walking just one. The veteran right-hander has been better since the All-Star break, but he's not really an option in mixed fantasy leagues.
Sep 1 - 10:58 PM

Colby Lewis pitched a complete game Wednesday in the Rangers' defeat of the Mariners.

Lewis gave up four earned runs on seven hits and a walk, but Texas jumped out to a huge lead against Seattle starter Erasmo Ramirez and so the Rangers decided to save their bullpen. Lewis is now 9-11 with a 5.44 ERA and 1.58 WHIP on the season. He'll get the Royals next.
Aug 27 - 6:14 PM

Colby Lewis gave up four runs on six hits over six innings of work on Friday.

Lewis struck out two and didn't walk a batter in the outing. He was victimized by two home runs, though. Billy Butler hit a solo shot in a three-run second inning for the Royals. Josh Willingham then socked a solo homer against Lewis in the fourth inning. The loss dropped Lewis' record to 8-11. He's had a rough go of things in 2014, as his ERA now sits at 5.54, accompanied by an ugly 1.63 WHIP.
Aug 23 - 1:20 AM

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

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

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2Tomas Telis
1B1J.P. Arencibia
2Prince Fielder
2B1Rougned Odor
2Guilder Rodriguez
3Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Adam Rosales
3Luis Sardinas
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Kevin Kouzmanoff
LF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Jake Smolinski
3Jim Adduci
4Ryan Rua
CF1Leonys Martin
2Engel Beltre
RF1Alex Rios
2Daniel Robertson
3Michael Choice
DH1Mitch Moreland
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Derek Holland
3Matt Harrison
4Colby Lewis
5Robbie Ross
6Nick Martinez
7Nick Tepesch
8Miles Mikolas
9Martin 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
12Michael Kirkman
13Lisalverto Bonilla