Colby Lewis SP TEX 5 days ago

Lewis (4-0) picked up the win Wednesday against the Angels despite allowing six runs in five innings. He surrendered eight hits and a walk while garnering just one strikeout.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 36-year-old was lucky to escape the slugfest with his perfect record and nifty ERA still intact. The five-inning outing was his shortest of the season, and the six runs were the most Lewis has allowed through his first ten starts of 2016. Lewis' 3.38 ERA and 1.16 WHIP are both well below his career numbers of 4.73 and 1.35 respectively. The righty will look to continue his fine season on Tuesday against the Indians, a team he struggled to handle last season.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 1 week ago

Lewis (3-0) fired seven shutout innings in Friday's 2-1 victory over the Astros, surrendering only four hits. He struck out six.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran lowered his ERA to 2.75 by throwing 69 of 93 pitches for strikes, recording first-pitch strikes on 18 of 24 batters, and inducing 13 swings-and-misses. The 36-year-old's aforementioned ERA is almost two full runs lower than his career 4.70 figure, and his WHIP now sits at 1.10, paling in comparison to his 1.35 career metric in that category. Whether that truly means that Lewis is pitching above his head will be borne out over the course of the season, but there's no denying the six straight quality starts he's now rattled off. He'll try to keep the momentum going when he faces off against the Angels next Wednesday.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 2 weeks ago

Lewis allowed two runs on four hits while striking out six over seven innings, but received no decision Saturday against the Blue Jays.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Lewis left the game with a three-run lead, but Shawn Tolleson blew the save in the ninth inning, costing him a win. He's now thrown five straight quality starts, and he boasts a 3.12 ERA along with a 1.17 WHIP. He'll make his next start Friday at the Astros.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 3 weeks ago

Lewis (2-0) tossed seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits while walking one and striking out five in a no-decision against the White Sox on Monday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Monday was Lewis' fourth consecutive quality start and his sixth in seven starts this season. Now in his 11th professional season, the righty is off to a nice start, but there are some red flags. Lewis is giving up home runs at a career-worst pace (1.8 HR/9), his fastball is slower than ever (87.3 mph), and he's been the fortunate recipient of an 85.4 percent strand rate and a career-best .275 BABIP (numbers that are often influenced by luck).

Colby Lewis SP TEX 4 weeks ago

Lewis allowed three runs over seven innings in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Wednesday, striking out seven while giving up five hits and a walk.

Competitive Edge Analysis

A two-run homer off him by Edwin Encarnacion in the sixth ended up being the difference between a win and a no-decision. Nonetheless, Lewis has offered pleasantly solid work in the Texas rotation this year, as he's pitched at least six innings in all six of his starts and holds a 3.32 ERA. That said, Lewis isn't much of a strikeout artist anymore -- in fact, he's been quite hittable. With seven homers on his ledger and a 5.32 FIP that's two full runs higher than his ERA, it sure looks like regression will come for Lewis before long.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 1 month ago

Lewis (2-0) surrendered nine hits and two earned runs over seven innings in Friday's 4-2 victory over the Angels.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran produced his fourth quality start in five games, and encouragingly did not issue a free pass for the first time all season. He still flirted with plenty of potential long-ball disaster by yielding a whopping 21 fly balls, but only yielded one actual homer on the night. Although he's already surrendered an elevated seven dingers over 31 innings in 2016, Lewis has giving up four runs or fewer in all five starts, and only three over his last 13 innings.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 1 month ago

Lewis didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the White Sox, and gave up six hits, an earned run and four walks over six innings. He struck out three.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran righty has now pitched six full frames in all four starts, and has generally been effective, surrendering no more than four earned runs in any one outing and only a single earned run in two of them. His typical control problems do continue to plague him, with Saturday's tally of four walks representing a season high. Lewis has only one decision on the season, a victory, and has posted a respectable 3.38 ERA over 24 innings with a 20:10 K/BB rate.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 1 month ago

Lewis (1-0) filled up the stat sheet Saturday against the Orioles. It took the right-hander 104 pitches to make it through six innings. He allowed four runs, ten hits, two walks and three home runs while striking out seven and did not factor in the decision.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Lewis should consider himself lucky to have escaped with a respectable ERA still intact. All three home runs were solo shots, and the veteran wiggled his way out of quite a few jams to leave a total of eight runners stranded through his six innings of work. Despite leaving the game with his team trailing 4-2, Lewis avoided his first loss of the season thanks to a six-run seventh inning by the Rangers offense. Overall, the 36-year-old has been serviceable through his first three starts, but there are plenty of better options with higher ceilings.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 2 months ago

Lewis (1-0) limited the Mariners to just one run on four hits and one walk while striking out six over six innings to improve to 1-0.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Lewis fared far better in the rematch after allowing three runs over six innings in a no-decision against the Mariners in his last start. The veteran's improved numbers likely had to do with pitching in the much more pitcher-friendly SafeCo Field, where his propensity to give up home runs is less problematic. He won't have that luxury at home against the Orioles on Saturday.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 2 months ago

Lewis threw six innings, allowing three runs, six hits and three walks while striking out four and taking a no-decision against the Mariners on Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 36-year-old veteran is no stranger to allowing the home run -- he's allowed 1.3 HR/9 throughout his seven-year career. Last season, Lewis racked up a surprising 17 wins while making 33 starts covering 204.2 innings -- all career-highs. Breaking those career-best numbers once again is highly unlikely, but anything close to that will make the righty a valuable arm in many formats.