Found October 27, 2011 on
NBC Dallas- Fort Worth:
When Colby Lewis takes the hill tonight after Wednesday's postponement, there will be no one in Busch Stadium calmer than the 32-year-old journeyman righty.
Lewis, a slightly above average regular-season pitcher, has established himself as the greatest postseason pitcher in Texas Rangers history, albeit against a pretty small sample size, but he's also one of the best going in baseball recently and the numbers prove it.
Now he has a chance to go down in the history books pitching the clincher tonight in the World Series and bring the Rangers their first-ever world championship.
Opposing him is Jaime Garcia, a soft-tossing lefty who shut the Rangers down in Game 2 before a ninth-inning rally and a few strokes of good luck let the Rangers come back to win the game 2-1 and tie the series at 1-1 instead of going into an 0-2 hole.
It's going to be hard for a finesse pitcher to shut down the Rangers twice in a matter of days. It's going to be hard for Garcia, who gave up t...
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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...