Colby Lewis' start on Monday afternoon in the pivotal Game 3 of the ALDS against Tampa Bay should long live in Texas Rangers lore. And if the Rangers can take one of the next two games and advance to their second straight ALCS, Lewis should go down as the greatest postseason pitcher in club history.
Granted, that's not saying a whole lot considering that prior to last season the Rangers had won one playoff game, in their first-ever playoff game when John Burkett got a win in Yankee Stadium.
So the argument basically comes down to Lewis, who threw six innings, gave up one hit and two walks and struck out six while allowing a run on the lone hit — a Desmond Jennings home run in the fourth inning, and Cliff Lee.
Last season, Lewis went 3-0 in the postseason with a 1.71 ERA and pitched an 8-inning gem in the Game 6 ALCS clincher over the New York Yankees. Lee went 3-2 with a 2.78 ERA — his two losses coming in the World Series, where Lewis won the Rangers' only game of th...