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48 Colby Lewis SP
Height/Weight: 6-4/240 | Birthdate: 8/2/1979 | Birthplace: Bakersfield, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Texas | College: Bakersfield Coll. CA (J.C.) | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $2,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 17/6 | Average Draft Position: 284.84
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Colby Lewis gets knocked around Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis had a strange start Saturday against the Angels. 

Lewis allowed five runs on 10 hits over six innings of work. He struck out 10 and did not issue any walks. Lewis alternated between hittable and lights out during the start. When he wasn't giving up hits or home runs, Lewis was striking out hitters left and right. Home runs proved to be an issue early, as both Albert Pujols and Howie Kendrick hit solo shots in the first two innings. Kole Calhoun would get into the act in the fourth inning, singling home two additional runs. 

With the loss, Lewis dropped to 8-10 on the year. He'll take on the Royals in his next start. 


Colby Lewis gets roughed up in loss to Rays


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis was roughed up in a loss Monday night to the Rays in Tampa, dropping to 8-9 on the season. The right-hander permitted five runs -- two earned -- on five hits and four walks while striking out two over five innings of a 4-0 defeat.

Over his last three starts covering 21 innings, Lewis has allowed four earned runs. He owns a 5.42 ERA and a 1.66 WHIP over 21 starts (116 1/3 innings). He will make his next start Saturday at home against the Angels.

Colby Lewis becomes relevant again


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/6/2014) Now, when I say a player is relevant, understand that it's not meant as a ringing endorsement. I've moved Colby Lewis up in my rankings, yes, but only to 118th, so if you ask me, his 12 percent ownership rate is closer to being right than wrong. Still, after his complete game shutout against the White Sox Tuesday, I have to admit I'm intrigued.

If not for a 13-run disaster (but only 11 of them earned -- ha!) against the Angels on July 10, he'd be on a nice little run here. Remove it from the equation, and he has a 2.54 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 7.6 strikeouts per nine innings in his last six starts. No joke.

And for all of his injuries over the last 2 1/2 years, his stuff hasn't suffered too much, at least not in terms of velocity. He wasn't exactly an ace before all that started, but he was a low-WHIP guy with an above-average stirkeout rate, as he's been lately.

Maybe rust played a bigger part in Lewis' struggles than our short-term memories allowed us to believe. Maybe after taking some lumps, he's just now learned how to pitch again. I wouldn't bet on it -- 118th, remember? -- but another couple starts like Tuesday's could quickly elevate him to streaming status.


Colby Lewis twirls complete-game shutout vs. White Sox


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis received a ton of run support en route to delivering a complete-game shutout in Tuesday's 16-0 win over the White Sox.

Lewis (8-8) gave up six hits and one walk in his nine scoreless innings while striking out seven and throwing 110 pitches. It's just the second complete-game shutout of his career. Lewis owns a 5.50 ERA and 91:35 K:BB ratio in 111 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Rays Monday.


Colby Lewis surrenders two home runs in win Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis picked up a win Wednesday, giving up two earned runs on four hits and two walks in seven innings and striking out four in his team's 3-2 victory over the Yankees.

Lewis (7-8) gave up a pair of solo home runs, one in the first inning and one in the third, but he was able to put the breaks on a three-start losing streak Wednesday. He owns a 5.98 ERA and 84:34 K:BB ratio in 102 1/3 innings. Lewis is slated to face the White Sox Tuesday.


Colby Lewis tossed quality start Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis tossed a quality start Thursday against the Yankees.

Lewis gave up three runs on four hits over 6 1/3 innings. He struck out two and walked three during the outing. Lewis started out well, tossing three scoreless innings to begin the game. He seemed to tire as the game progressed.

In the fourth, Lewis gave up a leadoff double to Brett Gardner. Gardner came around to score on a single, giving the Yankees a one-run lead. In the fifth, Lewis gave up two walks, a double and a sacrifice fly, giving up another two runs.

With the loss, Lewis dropped to 6-8 on the year. His next start will come against the Yankees. 


Colby Lewis drops second straight, falls below .500


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis fell below .500 as he dropped his second decision in a row Saturday, in a 4-1 loss to the Blue Jays.

Lewis didn't pitch poorly, though he was constantly working his way out of trouble as he allowed eight hits and three walks in five innings of work. He limited the Blue Jays to two runs in his five innings, while striking out five batters on 106 pitches.

Lewis fell to 6-7 with the loss, while his ERA actually fell slightly, to 6.37. Lewis' next start is set for Thursday against the Yankees in New York.


Rangers set rotation beyond All-Star break


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) Rangers manager Ron Washington said his rotation after the All-Star break will be Yu Darvish, Colby Lewis and Nick Tepesch, with the other two spots up in the air, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Washington also mentioned Miles Mikolas as a candidate to start.

Texas opens a three-game series at Toronto on Friday.


Colby Lewis has disaster start Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis was destroyed by the Angels Thursday.

Lewis lasted just 2 1/3 innings. He gave up 13 runs, 11 of which were earned. He did not issue any walks, but did manage to strike out a batter. Despite the high run total, Lewis gave up just one home run during the outing. 

Lewis started off the game by giving up four straight hits. While the next two batters made out, both managed to pick up RBIs. Lewis allowed four runs after one inning of work. The second was even worse. Lewis again gave up four straight hits to open the frame. After a sacrifice fly, Lewis allowed two more hits. Howie Kendrick then grounded into a double-play, which also brought home a run. Lewis gave up six runs during the inning, though two were unearned. 

The third inning wound up being his last. After allowing two straight singles, Lewis gave up a three-run homer to Mike Trout. The hit would chase Lewis from the game. The loss drops him to 6-6 on the year. 


Colby Lewis secures sixth win of the season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis put together a quality start on Saturday against the Mets, improving to 6-5 on the year. The right-hander permitted three runs -- two earned -- on eight hits and no walks while striking out seven over six innings of work.

Lewis has allowed only two earned runs in each of his last two starts. He owns a 5.51 ERA and a 1.71 WHIP over 15 starts (81 2/3 innings). He will make his next start Thursday at home against the Angels.

Rangers alter rotation plans as Joe Saunders taken off roster


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2014) A day after allowing four home runs in a loss to the Orioles, Rangers starting pitcher Joe Saunders was designated for assignment Tuesday. The team recalled pitcher Miles Mikolas from Triple-A Round Rock to replace Saunders, and he will start Wednesday against Baltimore.

The Rangers also announced Nick Tepesch has been moved back to Friday against the Mets. Yu Darvish will still start Thursday against Baltimore and Colby Lewis will now start Saturday against New York. Nick Martinez, who is starting Tuesday, will remain on regular rest and start Sunday.


Colby Lewis strikes out eight in no-decision vs. Twins


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2014) Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis didn't factor into Sunday's decision, surrendering two earned runs on five hits in six innings while striking out eight in his team's 3-2 loss to the Twins.

Lewis gave up both his runs on three hits in the third inning but was excellent otherwise, turning in what was his first quality start in 14 outings this season. He owns a 5.71 ERA and 65:26 K:BB ratio in 75 2/3 innings. Lewis is slated to square off with the Mets Friday.


Colby Lewis falters late in loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Rangers starter Colby Lewis had trouble keeping the ball in the yard Tuesday, as he fell back to .500 in an 8-2 loss to the Tigers.

Lewis allowed a first-inning solo home run, but actually settled in nicely from that point on, heading into the seventh inning. Unfortunately, he ran into trouble in that seventh, as he surrendered hits to three of the first four batters in the frame before he was pulled.

Lewis allowed four runs in 6 1/3 innings of work, with three of those four runs coming by way of home runs. He scattered nine hits in the outing, while striking out six and walking none on 92 pitches in the loss.

Lewis fell to 5-5 with the loss, while his ERA dropped slightly, to 5.94. He will look for better results in his next outing, set for Sunday against the Twins. 


Rested Colby Lewis continues comeback Tuesday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2014) Rangers starter Colby Lewis will be pitching on seven days' rest Tuesday against the Tigers because Texas was off Monday and last Thursday, notes MLB.com. Lewis has been inconsistent this year after not pitching in the majors last season due to surgery to resurface his degenerative hip.

"I think he's making progress," manager Ron Washington said of Lewis' comeback. "He's doing something that's never been done before. At times, you see flashes of what he's done. Other times, it's a struggle for him."

Lewis has yet to pitch six innings in a game this season. He won his last outing despite giving up five earned runs on 10 hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings.


Colby Lewis gives up five runs in win vs. A's


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2014) Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis picked up a win Monday despite giving up five earned runs on 10 hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings while striking out two in his team's 14-8 victory over the A's.

Lewis (5-4) gave up two earned runs in the first inning but settled down afterward, managing to hold the A's scoreless until the fifth, when he surrendered a solo home run. The A's were able to push four more across the plate in the sixth, with two getting charged to Lewis.

Lewis has now given up five earned runs in four of his last six starts, and he continues to struggle with control issues, walking multiple batters for the seventh straight outing. He owns a 5.97 ERA and 51:26 K:BB ratio in 63 1/3 innings. Lewis is scheduled to square off with the Angels Sunday.


Colby Lewis gives up three runs in no-decision vs. Marlins


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2014) Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis didn't factor into Tuesday's decision, giving up three earned runs on seven hits and four walks in five innings while striking out three in his team's 8-5 loss to the Marlins.

Lewis took a line drive off his arm and was removed after only five innings, but he had already rung his pitch count up to 106 before being removed. He owns a 5.74 ERA and 49:23 K:BB ratio in 58 innings. The team annonced that he was pulled due to a high pitch count and not an injury, lining him up to face the A's Monday.


Colby Lewis gets roughed up by Orioles in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2014) Rangers starting pitcher Colby Lewis was roughed up by the Orioles on Thursday, but somehow managed to escape his outing with a no-decision. The right-hander permitted five runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out four over five innings of an 8-6 victory.

Over his last two starts covering 10 2/3 innings, Lewis has allowed 10 earned runs. He owns a 5.77 ERA and a 1.77 WHIP in 10 starts (53 innings). He will make his next start Tuesday at home against Miami.

Colby Lewis takes step back Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2014) Rangers starting pitcher Colby Lewis took a step back on Friday with a rough outing, dropping to 4-4 on the year in his team's 9-2 defeat to the Nationals.

Lewis served up a three-run home run to Ian Desmond in the fourth, which proved to be the difference. He was charged with six runs -- five earned -- on nine hits and two walks while striking out five in 5 2/3 innings of work.

Lewis owns a 5.44 ERA and a 1.77 WHIP through his first nine starts (48 innings). He will seek a bounce-back performance Thursday at home against Baltimore.

Colby Lewis wins despite season-high five walks


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) Rangers starting pitcher Colby Lewis picked up his fourth win of the season Sunday at Detroit despite issuing a season-high five walks, but he received plenty of run support in a 12-4 win. He allowed two runs on five hits, while striking out two in 5 2/3 innings.

Lewis (4-3) struggled early as he allowed a run in the first inning on a fielder's choice and another run in the second inning on an RBI single. But he bounced back to finish with 3 2/3 scoreless innings before turning the game over to the bullpen.

Lewis, who has won four times in his last seven starts, will be back on the hill Friday at Washington. Three of his four wins have come on the road, including Sunday's victory.


Colby Lewis slammed for five runs vs. Mariners Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2014) Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis suffered a loss Tuesday after giving up five earned runs on nine hits and three walks in six innings while striking out six in his team's 6-2 loss to the Mariners.

Lewis (3-3) first ran into trouble in the third inning, giving up four runs before escaping the inning down three runs. He was tagged for another in the fourth but managed to get through the final two innings unscatched. Lewis owns a 5.40 ERA and 35:10 K:BB ratio in 36 2/3 innings. He'll face the Tigers Sunday.


Colby Lewis gets back on track, blanks Astros


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2014) Rangers starting pitcher Colby Lewis (3-2) bounced back and fell one out shy of a quality start on Monday, but still managed to get the win in a 4-0 victory over the Astros. He permitted seven hits and two walks while striking out eight in 5 2/3 scoreless innings.

Lewis will make his next start at home on Saturday against the Blue Jays. He is 1-2 with a 7.53 ERA in three starts at home.

Rangers retool starting rotation


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2014) The Rangers retooled their rotation for an upcoming three-game weekend series against the Blue Jays, MLB.com reports. On Friday, Yu Darvish will make the start, followed by Colby Lewis on Saturday and Matt Harrison on Sunday.

Robbie Ross, who was originally scheduled to start Saturday, will be pushed back to Tuesday. The Rangers also have the option of sliding Joe Saunders into Ross' rotation spot on Tuesday. The moves were made so that Colby Lewis and Matt Harrison would avoid pitching in a National League park. The Rangers have a three-game series scheduled at Washington starting May 30.


Colby Lewis rocked in second loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2014) Rangers starting pitcher Colby Lewis had trouble fooling anyone in the Rockies lineup Wednesday, in a 9-2 loss.

Lewis was hit hard in three-plus innings of work, as the Rockies tagged him for seven runs on 12 hits. Much of the damage came in the fourth inning, as he allowed six runs before being chased with two outs. Lewis struck out just one batter while walking none in his 3 2/3 innings of work.

Lewis has had a tough time since joining the rotation, posting a 6.12 ERA in five starts, though he is 2-2 as well. He will try to get on track in his next start, scheduled for Monday against the Astros.  


Colby Lewis Ks six for win No. 2


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2014) Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis put together a decent outing on Friday, earning his second win of the season in a 5-2 victory over the Angels in Los Angeles. The right-hander permitted two runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out six in 5 2/3 innings.

Lewis lowered his ERA from 4.60 to 4.22 after Friday's start. He has a 20:5 K:BB ratio over 21 1/3 innings. He will make his next start Wednesday at home against Colorado. He is 1-1 with a 4.22 ERA in two starts at home.

Colby Lewis strikes out six in no-decision Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2014) Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis surrendered three earned runs on five hits and three walks in five innings while striking out six in his team's 6-3 win over the Mariners Saturday.

Lewis surrendered solo home runs in the first and second innings and was left with a 3-0 deficit after four innings. However, the Rangers scraped together three runs in the fifth to leave Lewis with a no-decision. He owns a 4.60 ERA and 14:4 K:BB ratio in 15 2/3 innings over his first three starts. Lewis is on track to face the Angels on the road Friday.