Colby Lewis, Matt Harrison.
For the first three starts of the Texas Rangers' season, Matt Harrison was looking to be the stopper in the rotation, that guy you could count on to end a losing streak when they come about.
Since then, eh, not so much.
Harrison had an ERA of 1.23 in his first three starts — pitching 22 innings. Since? Try a lofty 11.12 ERA in 11 1/3 innings over his last three starts — under four innings per start.
Meanwhile, the Rangers' No. 2 starter, Colby Lewis, struggled through the first month of the season while being outperformed by the Nos. 3-5 starters as well as the ace, C.J. Wilson.
Then, on Saturday, Lewis was dynamite in, albeit, a great pitchers' park in Oakland, the same one Harrison pitched in on Sunday when he went 1 2/3 innings in the Rangers' 7-2 loss to the A's.
On Saturday, Lewis went a good, strong eight innings after struggling to get past the fifth prior to that, and threw 109 pitches for a good, efficient outing. He struck out six with just one walk and scattered six hits while giving up two runs in the Rangers' 11-2 win.
That's a great sign for Lewis, who had struggled with his command throughout April.
Is Harrison going to be OK? Or has Lewis firmly taken back the spot as the No. 2 starter on this team?