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I love me some Ron Washington. And since the baseball season will only have one more night if Colby Lewis can continue to outdo himself, I’d like to tell you why.
Though I’m a White Sox fan first, foremost, and forever, I’ve had the good fortune of seeing the rise of the Texas Rangers from up close over the last four years. In fact, their ascent from AL West doormat to the cusp of a world championship coincided neatly with me moving here. (And, for the record, I’ve been in attendance for both of their ALCS clinching wins. Coincidence? Hell no it’s not. Which is why I’ll be requesting a ring if they win one.)
Perhaps the largest sea change in this town, a town that only has time for football and winners, has occurred with respect to public opinion of Ron Washington, affectionately dubbed the Old School Brother here in Dallas. When I first got down here, it seemed like Washington was managing for his job* on a near daily basis. As things stand in the sports world right now, there may ...
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With Colby Lewis set to take the mound for the Texas Rangers...
It's already been a productive postseason for Colby Lewis. Next up, a shot at the biggest prize yet. In Game 6 of the World Series on Wednesday night, Lewis gets the first chance to pitch the Texas Rangers to their first title. Jaime Garcia is back home where he's most comfortable, and the wild-card St.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - It's already been a productive postseason for Colby Lewis. Next up, a shot at the biggest prize yet.In Game 6 of the World Series on Wednesday night, Lewis gets the first chance to pitch the Texas Rangers to their first title.Jaime Garcia is back home where ...
8 PM ET tonight, from Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
Rangers will send Colby Lewis, who was actually the only Texas starter with an ERA over 4; 14-10, 4.40 ERA, 1.213 WHIP, 7.6 K/9. He gave up a league-leading 35 home runs last season.
The Cardinals are sending 24-year old Jaime Garcia who followed up an outstanding rookie campaign by going 13-7, 3.56 ERA, 1.320 WHIP and 7.2 K/9 in...
Rain kept them from playing last night, but it looks like everything's a go this evening in St. Louis. Colby Lewis is pitching for the Rangers, while Jaime Garcia is going for the Cardinals. Will Texas no longer be baseball's oldest franchise to not win a World Series? Or will Tony La Russa get one more game to figure out how to use a bullpen...
Game 6 of the World Series was postponed Wednesday because of a wet forecast, further dampening a rainy baseball season and delaying the Texas Rangers' bid to clinch their first championship.
Major League Baseball announced the decision about 4 1/2 hours before the Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals were set to play. At the time, no rain had fallen at Busch Stadium, but heavy precipitation...