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G68: Colby Lewis does it again, Rangers win 5-1

Colby Lewis continues to do it all. He threw a complete game victory, giving up just two hits and one run. Walked nobody and struck out nine. It doesn’t get a whole lot more impressive than that unless you start talking shutout/nohitter/perfecto. He didn’t do anything at the plate, but that doesn’t matter, really. His pitching has been outstanding, and this is miles better than anything he did his first time around with the Rangers. He also pitched the complete game with just 101 pitches, which is very nice for a complete game. Most pitchers reach that in the fifth inning.
Justin Smoak led the way offensively in this game. His two run home run in the top of the second was all the offense we needed. We did pick up three runs later on in the game, led by a Michael Young home run, but the shot by Smoak in the second was all we needed. That wasn’t all Smoak did, he was 3-4 with a run scored and THREE RBI’s, so one of the others was his, too. Everything else besides the two home runs was a single.
Colby now improves to 7-4, and if he stays healthy, and keeps going at this pace, he’s got an outside shot to reach 20 wins, would be really impressive.