We've known for a while that the Rangers will hand the ball to C.J. Wilson for Game 1 of the World Series Wednesday night. Now, from Richard Durrett, we learn that Colby Lewis will take the mound for Game 2:
Rangers manager Ron Washington also announced on Tuesday that Colby Lewis will start Game 2 in Busch Stadium, which means he would be in line to start Game 6, also on the road.
This is a change from the first two rounds of the playoffs, in which Derek Holland followed Wilson in the rotation. Washington says it's because he didn't want Lewis to go too long between starts, and though I don't know if that's his actual reasoning, it sounds good enough to me. Lewis last pitched on October 11.
Washington says that Lewis' lower road ERA this year was not a factor. Which is for the best, because you know who gets hurt by Rangers Ballpark? All pitchers.
It's unknown at this point in which order Holland and Matt Harrison will tackle Games 3 and 4.