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Lewis Set for Second Outing After Surprising Debut

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    SURPRISE, AZ - MARCH 02: Starting pitcher Colby Lewis #48 of the Texas Rangers pitches against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning of the cactus leauge spring training game at Surprise Stadium on March 2, 2016 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    When Colby Lewis made his spring debut last week, it raised some eyebrows due to the fact he was even out there in the first place.

    Lewis, who had knee surgery in the offseason, didn't even throw much before the Rangers started camp and it was thought he'd be behind schedules of the team's other starting pitchers. If that's still the case, he sure didn't show it in his debut.

    Lewis worked two uneventful innings, allowing some baserunners but getting out of jams and not letting any runs cross the plate. Now, he gets to follow up that outing when he takes the mound on Monday against the Giants.

    He's scheduled to go three innings this time around, and if he can get to that point on his prescribed pitch count, it's going to be encouraging. For a pitcher who relies on control and location, especially one that was "behind schedule", that'd be a great result for the Rangers' bulldog starter.