The hottest team in baseball? That would be the Texas Rangers, who are taking a seven-game winning streak into Saturday's action, as the Rangers continue a three-game series against the Colorado Rockies.
On Friday night, Texas' winning streak was extended to seven, as Roy Oswalt picked up a win, and pitched effectively doing so, in his Rangers debut.
Though he might not have the star power in his name that Oswalt has, Colby Lewis gets the nod on Saturday -- and he's every bit as important to Texas' success as Oswalt is. Lewis brings a 6-5 record into Saturday's tilt, to go along with a 3.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and .231 BAA. Lewis has walked only 12 batters in 96 innings, and has struck out 84 on the year.
Lewis, though, has given up 15 homers this year, continuing his trend of being prone to surrendering the long ball.
Texas' offense will face off against Josh Outman -- who has not pitched effectively this year. Outman has made 12 appearances, including four starts, totaling 20.1 innings on the season. Outman carries an 0-3 record to go along with an 8.41 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and .293 BAA into Saturday's contest.
First pitch is scheduled for 2:05 p.m. CT at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Televised coverage can be found on FOX Sports Southwest.
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