The Texas Rangers suffered their first shutout of the season Wednesday night falling 2-0 at the hands of Bartolo Colon and the Oakland A’s.
Wednesday’s loss was the sixth in the team’s last eight games. Colby Lewis took the loss surrendering two runs while pitching his way to the second complete game of the season for the Rangers.
“That was an amazing pitching performance and we wasted it because we couldn’t put any runs on the board,” said manager Ron Washington after the game. “We still have some guys who are not playing up to their offensive capability right now. We’re a little inconsistent on the offensive side. We’ve got to keep grinding it out and we’ll get it together. There are nights we put it together and nights where we don’t put it together. I guess you could say we’re inconsistent.”
Lewis gave up the first run of the game in the bottom of the second when Yoenis Cespedes lined his eight double of the season down the left field line off a 3-1 slider that David Murphy chased down in the corner.
Brandon Inge laced a single up the middle scoring Cespedes from second for the 1-0 A’s lead.
Later in the home half of the fourth Josh Reddick jumped on a Lewis changeup lining his ninth double to right field followed by a Cespedes single to left driving in Reddick for the final run of the game.
Lewis struck out three while giving up eight hits for his fifth loss of the season while pitching his first shutout of the year.
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