Colby Lewis SP TEX 1 week ago

Lewis went five innings and allowed five earned runs while recording seven strikeouts in the 10-8 loss to the Indians on Saturday.

Amazingly, Lewis left in the sixth eligible for the win, but the bullpen imploded allowing three runs in the ninth inning. Lewis has been solid this season posting a 306 ERA over his seven starts. Lewis travels to New York next Friday to take on the Yankees in his nest start.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 2 weeks ago

Lewis went seven innings Monday against the Royals, only allowing one earned run and three hits to pick up the win.

Lewis' fastball speed is down this season to just 88.5 MPH, but he's never been known for blowing past guys. In his past four starts, Lewis hasn't given up a home run and he's allowed just four combined earned runs. Lewis will look to continue his dominance Saturday against the Indians.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 2 weeks ago

Lewis gave up six hits, one walk and one run to go with six strikeouts in eight innings to pick up the win against the Astros on Wednesday.

Lewis pitched eight solid innings to earn his first win in nearly a month. It helped that the Rangers scored 10 runs in the first five innings. Lewis lowered his ERA to 2.61, and he'll look to lower it even more when he faces off in his next scheduled start against the Royals on Monday.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 3 weeks ago

Lewis tossed six shutout innings, allowing just two hits and two walks while striking out eight, but came away with a no-decision in the Rangers 7-5 loss to Oakland Friday night.

The Rangers wasted a strong effort from Lewis who departed with a 3-0 lead. Texas extended the lead to 5-0 before the bullpen imploded during a seven-run eighth inning.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 1 month ago

Lewis will start for the Rangers on Saturday against the Angels.

The Rangers shook up their rotation a bit when they recalled Wandy Rodriguez on Wednesday with the intention of starting him Friday, so this report brings a bit of clarity to the situation. Lewis will take the hill Saturday, followed by Nick Martinez on Sunday.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 2 months ago

Lewis pitched six full innings Tuesday in a win over the Athletics, striking out four batters and walking two others while only giving up one earned run.

Lewis is trying to rebound from a 2014 campaign that saw him post his highest ERA (5.18) since 2007. Last year, he allowed an .840 OPS to opponents, and won just 10 games in 29 starts.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 3 months ago

Lewis allowed the first six batters he faced to reach base, including back-to-back-to-back homers, before retiring the final three batters in his first outing this spring.

Lewis threw 35 pitches in the inning of work, and felt fine physically afterwards. He was pretty terrible last season despite leading the team in innings, and has a rotation spot all but guaranteed to begin the season. Tread very carefully here though, as he's no longer the sneaky source of strikeouts that he was a few years ago.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 3 months ago

Lewis will start the Rangers' Cactus League opener Wednesday against the Royals, Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest reports.

The 35-year-old Lewis will look to begin 2015 on the right foot after struggling to a 5.18 ERA and 1.52 WHIP over 170.1 innings last season. He will start opposite Aaron Brooks but will likely only toss a couple innings, with Yovani Gallardo, Lisaverto Bonilla and Chi Chi Gonzalez all scheduled to pitch for Texas as well.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 6 months ago

Lewis agreed to a one-year deal with the Rangers on Thursday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Lewis failed to come to terms with the Rangers on a contract extension, but the team will bring him back on a short-term deal. The right-hander made 29 starts for the Rangers in 2014, posting a 4.29 ERA and 6.9 K/9 over 170.1 innings. The 35-year-old should be able to earn a back-end rotation spot in 2015.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 7 months ago

Lewis will test free agency after failed extension negotiations with the Rangers, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Lewis led the league in losses and experienced a massive step back recovering from a hip injury that cost him the 2013 season. Lewis could still have upside, as he was solid between 2010 and 2012 with the Rangers, with a 3.93 ERA in 506.1 innings. At worst, Lewis is a below-average innings eater going forward, so he could be attractive to a rebuilding team looking to fill out its major league rotation.