Rangers Report: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not

4 of 9

Sep 11, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Colby Lewis (48) throws a pitch in the ninth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Texas won 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Hot: Colby Lewis

When you go out and throw an absolute gem in your one outing over the past week, you know you’ll have a spot in the “hot” section. I was incredibly worried about Lewis, as his past couple of starts were just abysmal. But the veteran wasn’t rattled, and threw an absolute masterpiece against the A’s.

Lewis was his vintage self, pitching nine scoreless innings of two hit ball, carrying a perfect game late into the game. He commanded the srikezone, walking no one, and kept A’s hitters off balance all night. Of the 29 batters he faced, he struck out four and induced 17 batters to fly out. Lewis is at his best when he is able to get hitters to hit lazy popups, and that is exactly what he did this past week.

Next: Cold: Delino DeShields