Colby Lewis is absolutely terrible against the Los Angeles Angels, and everyone knows it.
His worst starts over the past few years have seemingly always come against the Angels. And by "worst starts" we mean like 3 innings, 13 runs, 13 hits bad. Really, really bad.
On the other hand, Lewis has been very good over the course of his career against the Mariners, which is why Banister made Lewis the third starter to start the year.
That meant he got the Mariners not only once, but twice, in the first week of the season and he was able to avoid the Angels.
In his first start of the year, Lewis did just enough to get a quality start, giving up three runs over six innings and should've earned himself a win if not for a colossal bullpen collapse.
Now, he gets another shot at the Mariners on Monday night, but this time it's in Seattle where Lewis has traditonally been effective, thanks in part to his fly-ball tendencies not being so detrimental in the more pitcher friendly park.