Is Rangers' Pitcher Colby Lewis This Year's Version of Scott Feldman?

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Let me start off by saying I'm making zero correlation between Colby Lewis' rough 5th inning last night and his recent sojourn to California to attend the birth of his second child. But let me continue by saying I'm starting to get worried.

Why?

Because -- even though it's early -- the tenor of Lewis' 2011 performances are starting to sound like Scott Feldman's in 2010.

You remember Feldman. After a sparkling 2009 in which he went 17-8 with a 4.08 ERA behind down-and-dirty stuff that induced grounder after grounder, he was named 2010 Opening Day starter but never found a rhythm. After his early-season mediocrity, we'd hear things like "I'm not quite there." His velocity was down. His control was off. He just wasn't as good.

The result was a 7-11 record with a 5.48 ERA and a season that ended with him being placed on the disabled list with a bone bruise in his knee in August. He had off-season microfracture surgery on the knee and hasn't pitched for Texas this season.

Which brings us to Lewis.

You remember him. Cliff Lee be damned, Colby was the Rangers' best pitcher in the playoffs last Fall. In four starts he was 3-1 with a dominant 1.71 ERA. He beat the Yankees twice and recorded the only World Series win over the Giants.

This season?

After losing last night to the Blue Jays, Lewis is now 1-3 with an ERA -- 6.95 -- that sounds more like an interstate. Though his fast ball encouragingly climbed over 90 mph last night, his velocity is still down. Same for his strikeouts, with only 17 through four starts.

Most alarmingly, he's allowed seven homers in his last 16 innings, inclulding three in the 5th of the 6-4 loss to Toronto. Granted, he made a good two-out, 0-2 pitch to Corey Patterson -- up around his eyes -- that somehow landed in the seats. But by the time he surrendered a bomb to Jose Bautista and another two-run dinger to Juan Rivera, Lewis walked off the mound with his team trailing 6-0.

Tommy Hunter is lurking as a replacement. So is Brandon Webb, who yesterday threw two scoreless innings in Arizona. And maybe at some point Feldman will be back in uniform and back in form.

With only one good Major League season on his resume, counting on Lewis to duplicate last year is to taunt the curse of the one-hit wonder. Feldman fell victim to it. Is Colby headed the same direction?

Still, at 14-8 the Rangers don't have near as many problems as about the same time last season. Geez.

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ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Holy fuck, really...this thread gets 86 comments and only 2 on the mavs thread. This fake kergo shit is annoying. Its gotta be Rob M or somesuch, I cant take this shit, its about to run me away from this place.

Kergo
Kergo

Barney, E Racer, Larry in Frisco, Kris121, and many others. I love you guys. All of you only exist in my head but I love you anyway. Most of the fake kergos exist in my head also but I need the attention so badly that I keep creating all these fake names.

It eases the pain of dealing with my list of fail:My crappy marriageMy lame bidnessMy previously failed bidnessesMy new england douchinessMy greaser family treeMy tored up wifeMy terrible joke I call an educationMy disaster site called a houseMy decaying turd I call a life

Kergie wergie out!

PS: Maybe for the last time as I can't take much anymore. Someone please note in my eulogy that I am the self-proclaimed LEGEND on an unremarkable blog.

Even more PS: I caint...CAINT hold my crap in my candy ass...its tored up too.

One more PS: Caint rhymes with taint. I sure would like big ol marty b to put a hurtin on mine.

Candi
Candi

I agree with one thing that was said: fake kergos are whipping kergos ass. Luckily he likes his ass whipped.

Dudes I've boned:RichieGreggoRomoDezMarty bScottRob emDr gThe great gavin dawsonRandy gallowayNormGregg hensonTim mcmahonThe three jsKobe bryantArmenDirks Ex girlfriendColton tooteyRon mexicoBrett favreColby lewisLenny williamsMichael irvinThe mexican neighborStephenMost of garlandAll of oak cliff

Remember that you caint do that many guys....unless you are kergo. That wop really keeps an open backdoor policy!!!!!!

Candi apple out!

hotsalsa
hotsalsa

Kergo's not going to post, what's gonna happen when RW only gets 10 posts a day-again? AND, "fake kerg's" will have to take his vengence out on the neighborhood boys! Maybe Kergie is just a state of mind, as SG suggested. I have it on high authority that we will have a "new" poster with a BEST of Kergo segment from his posts on Sporto and DMN's. A new era begins?!

Kergo
Kergo

The following is repost from a reader the other day(the Dez story)-enjoy!

______Now that everything has calmed down in here, and the "fake kerg's" has been put to bed/locked in his prison cell, does anyone else detect any homosexual rage? Just Sayin'. If I were hated that much (as judged by comments today), I'd maybe, ask for help? Man, to step out over the line like that calling out someone's mom-really? Dude, get some help! Stuff won't get better from this point on unless you work on "improving" yourself as a man/human. See, you won't start engaging females unless you STOP being a vulgar boy. A BOY.

Please, PLEASE, we need to stop being drawn offsides by this person, let's not give him any credence in the future; for our sake!

_________

Kergo is over, like fake scott and colton the mma doucher. Kergo is done! I will sign in with a new name tomorrow. ANYONE posting as Kergo from now on is a fake. Thank god, cause he is whipping ALL of our asses!

ps-hope you allenjoyed my lists today!

Don't forget:-LEGEND!kergie Out.

Angry Wrath of God
Angry Wrath of God

Kergo, I have warned you previously about exceeding your daily posting limit. I am now forced to direct a rotating wall cloud toward your favorite Kaufman County adult video store.

Oh, the humanity!

Kergo
Kergo

I am reposting this from the other night in retort to "fake kergo"-enjoy!

__________Now that everything has calmed down in here, and the "fake kerg's" has been put to bed/locked in his prison cell, does anyone else detect any homosexual rage? Just Sayin'. If I were hated that much (as judged by comments today), I'd maybe, ask for help? Man, to step out over the line like that calling out someone's mom-really? Dude, get some help! Stuff won't get better from this point on unless you work on "improving" yourself as a man/human. See, you won't start engaging females unless you STOP being a vulgar boy. A BOY.

Please, PLEASE, we need to stop being drawn offsides by this person, let's not give him any credence in the future; for our sake!

___________

I hope ya'll enjoyed my lists today! Kergo is done now, when I log in tomorrow, it will be under a "new" and "different" name. The "fake kerg's" is whipping all of our asses, so, like Colton and Fake Scott, Kergo is done. Any further person that posts under Kergo is, obviously, the fake kergo.

Remember-Legend!

Kergie out!

ps-Lets get back to sports boys!

Kergo
Kergo

Hey "fake kerg's, Jealous much?

Dear Old Fool,I LOVE me some Webb Pierce, and I also forgot JD Southers great "you're only lonely"-my personal all time fave. Yeah, it's kind soft, but, man it's pretty!

Remember.........LEGEND!

kergo
kergo

Why are there so many fake kergos? I'm cool dammit. IM LEGEND, like will smith, only without the undead folks. There caint (lol, I said "caint") be that many haters. I post lists that are as awesome as having a nail driven through your eye.

Screw the fake kergos. Ill take my failing bidness, crummy house, skanked out wife, and cyberdouchiness...along with my real life douchiness..over the fakes any day of the week.

Remember, you caint be me. But if you could be be...well you'd probably throw yourself off a bridge.

Btw, love that broken shoulder supports me. I kinda get the feeling that he may nearly be retarded, which makes it cute.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Other than the Kerg's music review..the rest of the kerg back and forth is as tired as the programming on 105.3 the Fail. I thought when I heard that dude jumped in the Grand Canyon, that our fake kergo problems had went away.

Candi
Candi

If Colby Lewis is such a family man, whyd he give me a creampie to take home to my husband?

PS: he said it was delicious!

Sybil's beaver
Sybil's beaver

Hey boys, sorry I was absent this weekend, I was too busy getting crammed by some more radio wannabes, no it wasn't richie, he likes to be the cramee, but I do swear I saw paul baking cookies again, this time he dressed up like the easter bunny, but instead of handing out candy he was getting teabagged. Gosh all these men around yet they'd rather do a tight dry anus than a purrfectly juicy me

BlueRal
BlueRal

Uh oh, fake hergo be jealous agin, and since the real Kerg's is done........no life! hahhahhhhahahhahhhhhhhahhhahhhhah. weird he knows everything Kergo has written. Weird?

I think fake kerg's WANTS to be Kergo? HMMMM??

Let's post this again from a reader:

Now that everything has calmed down in here, and the "fake kerg's" has been put to bed/locked in his prison cell, does anyone else detect any homosexual rage? Just Sayin'. If I were hated that much (as judged by comments today), I'd maybe, ask for help? Man, to step out over the line like that calling out someone's mom-really? Dude, get some help! Stuff won't get better from this point on unless you work on "improving" yourself as a man/human. See, you won't start engaging females unless you STOP being a vulgar boy. A BOY.

Please, PLEASE, we need to stop being drawn offsides by this person, let's not give him any credence in the future; for our sake!

_________

Nuff said fake kergs........gay much?

Wiley B
Wiley B

Not the LEGEND, not Kergo! Sounds like someone really knows EVERYTNING THE former real Kergo posted. Jealous buddy?

Maybe mom will NOT lock you in the basement tonight-troll much?

hotsalsa
hotsalsa

Thank you Kergo! We finally get relief, we are hoping this hermie will start posting on the DMN blog. RELIEF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No more trolls!

hotsalsa
hotsalsa

oh, you mean the one where rob em and scott suck dicks?

Kergo
Kergo

oh hey Rob Em!

Candi
Candi

That mexican guy just ripped me up again. Wow this neighborhood sucks ass. Has to be the only part of plano with guilties residing in it. Got rode like a horse in the kentucky derby at the crappy park across the street last week. I think I should move to massachusetts where overt sports douchiness, closeted goombahs, and unchaste skanks are widely accepted.

kergo
kergo

Keep tryin' fake kerg.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Triple-fake alternate-dimension evil kergo?

Kergo
Kergo

I suspect gay rage.....death is "too nice" for the fake kerg's-he doesn't come across at all as jealous, does he? he he.

kergo
kergo

You're such a failure. More than half the fake posts and other names are none other than the real kergo himself. His douchebagger is so obvious.

LEGEND and his sidekick...Kergo's Broken Bitch!

Kergo
Kergo

Don Zimmer, the human bowling ball that played 3rd for the Cubs, managed the Redsox, Rangers, and sat his fat ass on the Yankee's bench?

BTW, Yankee's SUCK, the Redsox could go 81-81 and as long as they kick Yankee tail, kerg's be cool!

Kergo
Kergo

the Lenny Randle that fights w/his coach?

Kergo
Kergo

Arial Sharon?

Kergo
Kergo

Henry Kissinger?

Kergo
Kergo

I'm reposting my revised list from earlier enjoy:

top 12 traveling/high lonesome songs:

-you're only lonely-JD Souther-If you were a bluebird-Joe Ely (Live at Liberty Lunch)-Let it be me-Everly Brothers-South wind of summer-Joe Ely/Flatlanders-DC9 at Night-JD/Gilmore/Flatlanders-Blue eyes cryin' in the rain-Willie-Yesterday-Beatles-Long Gone Lonesome Blue-Hank-Why you been gone so long-1100 (eleben hunred)-Talking to the Moon-Henley-Desperado-Eagles-The last waltz-Rodney Crowell-No depression-Uncle Tupelo or the Carter Family

Remember .....Legend!!!!!!!!!!!!! Legend.

Kergo
Kergo

the mayor of Coppell?

Kergo
Kergo

Don Hill, the corrupt politico?

Kergo
Kergo

Dimebag Darrel?

Kergo
Kergo

Merv Rettenmund?

Kergo
Kergo

is this:

Bruce Gilberts, RWhitts, Shans, and Choppy's career(s)?

Kergo
Kergo

No buttwipes, it the Shah from the morning show on the Fan that resets every 5 minutes!

Kergo
Kergo

Lamar County Meth Problem: Sure, I won't steal all your money when Imeet you.

Kergo
Kergo

Is this Henry Lewis in Canton? Can I call you at 2 in the morning? No, I won't be on coke. Sure regular people look at cars at 2 AM.

Kergo
Kergo

is this Brad Thomas' "spwattzzz buzz"?

Kergo
Kergo

who is this? Avery AC guy?

Kergo
Kergo

Laura Miller, the one that killed peoples dreams of having the Cowboys in a city that doesn't suck? I love travelin' 100 miles to see the Rangers/Cowboys!

Kergo
Kergo

is this Adrian Beltre's average? or Napoli's size 444 underwear? is this Kinz's front foot leaning five run homer?

Kergo
Kergo

David Gold, the host from ole 570 Klif?

Kergo
Kergo

Mike Fisher, animated character with big woden teeth?

Kergo
Kergo

Brian Potasnick?

Kergo
Kergo

south dallas, the land of trash?

Kergo
Kergo

Willie Wilson, the seminal KC Royal of the 80's?

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