The Rangers have won three home playoff games in their history. Colby Lewis has won all three games.
Given performance and price, I'm hard-pressed to think of a better free agent signing by any team this past offseason.
Anthony Andro writes that, despite all the talk about Cliff Lee's post-season dominance, Lewis is sporting a 1.71 postseason ERA.
Jeff Wilson's game story talks about the Rangers getting back to the formula they've used to win games this postseason -- early runs, strong pitching, and quality defense.
Evan Grant has a piece on Mitch Moreland's crucial at bat that turned the tide for the Rangers, and compares it to Jim Leyritz's 1996 bomb for the Yankees against the Braves, a homer that keyed the Yankees taking the series after being down 2-0.
Jeff Caplan writes that the bullpen came up big yesterday, after two straight World Series meltdowns.
Jayson Stark has a column at ESPN about the unlikely heroes -- Colby Lewis, Mitch Moreland, and Darren O"Day -- of Game 3.
William Wilkerson has a story about the key pitch of the game -- Darren O'Day's slider outside that Buster Posey grounded weakly -- and the battle of wills between O'Day, who wanted to throw it inside, and Bengie Molina, who wanted it outside.
Richard Durrett has his post-game reactions.
The S-T's notes talk about the Rangers' record crowd yesterday, Neftali Feliz replacing Nolan Ryan as the second youngest pitcher to record a World Series save, and Jeff Francoeur advising his teammates to wait on a fastball from Jonathan Sanchez (and then not following his own advice).
Randy Galloway has a column about Colby Lewis's terrific start last night getting the Rangers back in the series.
Tim Cowlishaw writes about Colbyashi's postseason dominance.
Gil Lebreton has a column about Mitch Moreland, who has gone from obscurity to World Series hero.
Jean-Jacques Taylor opines on the importance of a quality bullpen in the playoffs.
Jim Reeves writes that there is still plenty of fight in this Rangers team.