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Colby Lewis made his first rehab start after being shutdown with triceps tendinitis on Monday in Frisco. Lewis makes his second rehab start tonight at 6:05 CT, but it will be with Triple-A Round Rock in Memphis.
Today seemed like a good day to reminiscence on what was a special day here at Dr Pepper Ballpark. The RoughRiders have been fortunate to see a number of rehabbers come through from the Rangers in their 10+ year history, but it is not too often that a man who started and won World Series games dons the ‘Riders uni. In fact, only once (I believe) has Frisco had a rehabber pitch for them who had started a game in the Fall Classic: Kevin Millwood rehabbed for Frisco in 2007 and 2008–and he lost (game two of the 1999 Series while a member of the Braves). Roy Oswalt started a game in the 2005 World Series in Houston, but he was technically not a rehabber during his time in Frisco in 2012.
Here are some photos to commemorate the day:
The results? A mixed bag. Not great. The rehabber went 2.1 innings and allowed two runs on four hits. Lewis set down the first six men he faced, three on strikes, before running into issues in the third inning.
After the start, Lewis was somewhat discouraged talking to the media. He was not pleased with his velocity, which sat 85-86 mph and topped out at 87. What was expected to be the first of three to four rehab starts, now seems was the first of a somewhat indefinite number, as Lewis said he would tell the Rangers when he was ready.
Lewis said that it felt like he has been on a roller coaster during this rehab from a torn flexor tendon which cost him the second half of 2012 and all of this season thus far.
Well, the next ride is tonight. Happy viewing, twitter following, and post-game reading to you all tonight, as we see if that roller coaster rides high tonight in Memphis.
Looking forward to tonight’s RoughRiders game at 7:05 pm? The game notes are here!
We also would like to wish a Happy Birthday to Neil Ramirez. The right-hander’s last start came on Sunday with Pierzynski behind the plate AND he is starting tonight! Fitting.
Bonus Photo (AJ catching Neal) on Sunday:
Baseball term of the day: home run in an elevator shaft – pop fly
Photo credits to: Grant Nelson, Nathan Barnett and Ryan Garrett
Roy Oswalt talked with reporters after his start last night in Frisco. He pitched for 3.1 innings allowing 5 hits and 3 earned runs while walking 1 and striking out 3. Oswalt said it wasn’t his best outing and that there are things to work on.
Video shot by Jarah Wright
For many of our readers, Roy Oswalt needs no introduction. He’s a known name throughout Texas mainly because of pitching for the Astros and now progressing through the Rangers organization. We’ll take a brief look back at the career of tonight’s man on the mound.
Oswalt was drafted by the Houston Astros in 1996 and worked up through the minors. He made his Major League debut on May 6, 2001 and was a staple of the Astros’ starting rotation up until July 2010. During July, Oswalt was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for J.A. Happ, Anthony Gose, and Jonathan Villar.
Over the course of two seasons with the Phillies, Oswalt posted a record of 16 wins and 11 losses. After the 2011 season, he became a free agent after the Phillies declined his option. On May 29, Oswalt signed a minor league contract with the Rangers. Since then, he has made two starts for Triple-A Round Rock before starting tonight for Frisco.
In his first start with Round Rock on June 2, Oswalt faced the Albuquerque Isotopes. He pitched for two innings allowing three hits while walking one and striking out one. His second start was on June 7 against the Omaha Storm Chasers. He pitched for four innings allowing six hits and five earned runs while walking one and striking out four.
Tonight Oswalt is making his third minor league start and first Texas League start. He will be facing the Midland RockHounds. Here’s a quick look at his bullpen session before the game.
Story by Jarah Wright
Video shot by Michael Damman