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23-19 - Colby Lewis too hardheaded to lose, Rangers grab opener

Despite a lackluster night from the bats, the Rangers scored just enough to appease their robot overlord Colby Lewis

Hasta la vista, Altuve
Hasta la vista, Altuve

Colby Lewis is more machine than man. Colby Lewis has an ERA of 2.75 this season. Colby Lewis has walked just two batters since April 23 and hasn't walked anyone since May 9. After getting hit in the back of the head by a 100 MPH screamer back at the mound by Carlos Correa, Colby Lewis stayed in the game and finished off his final inning of work without issue.

Thanks to a timely two-run double by Prince Fielder in the 3rd inning tonight, Colby Lewis is now 3-0 this season. Colby Lewis should be an All-Star. Let's make that happen somehow, baseball.

You will also be happy to note that Sam Dyson finished off the 9th for his first save as the Official Closer of the Texas Rangers (despite allowing a run in the 9th).

Player of the Game: If we didn't know it before, we know it now. Colby Lewis is a terminator from the future sent back to the past to stop the Houston Astros from winning the Silver Boot. Colby shut down Houston on four hits over seven innings and didn't walk anyone while striking out six Astros.

Up Next: The Rangers and Astros reconvene tomorrow night for the second game off this series. LHP Cesar Ramos will make what could be his final start for Texas with RHP Mike Fiers going for Houston. First pitch is scheduled for 6:15 pm CT.