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From BR Bullpen
Rommie Lee Lewis
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 5", Weight 230 lb.
- High School Newport High School
 Biographical Information
Rommie Lewis came to the majors in 2010.
Lewis was taken by the Baltimore Orioles in the 4th round of the 2001 amateur draft. He debuted as a pro with the GCL Orioles and was 1-1 with a 2.14 ERA in 10 games. He was called up to the Frederick Keys but was bombed for 8 hits, 2 walks and 7 runs in 4 innings, going 0-1. Rommie began 2002 with the Delmarva Shorebirds. He did a fine job in relief, going 1-2 with 25 saves and a 2.15 ERA in 53 games. He allowed a .198 average and whiffed 77 in 71 innings. He was one save shy of South Atlantic League leader Lee Gronkiewicz.
Back in the rotation with Frederick in 2003, he was 4-9 with a 3.34 ERA. Returning to relief in 2004, he bombed, going 1-7 with a 5.61 ERA; he walked 41 in 86 2/3 IP while striking out 52, a far from two years prior. In his third full year for the Keys, 2006, Lewis was 5-3 with six saves and a 2.09 ERA, walking 11 in 51 2/3 IP to reestablish himself.
Lewis moved up to the Bowie Baysox in 2007 and went 5-5 with a save and a 5.35 ERA, allowing a .294 average. The big southpaw went 1-6 with a 3.41 ERA for the 2008 Baysox. Opponents hit .308 and he walked 26 in 66 innings though he did fan 63, his best K rate in a few years.
Lewis began 2010 with the 51s with mixed results (0-1, 5 R, 2 ER, 10 H, 7 K in 7 2/3 IP, 5 Sv). He was then called up alongside Josh Roenicke to replace Jeremy Accardo and Merkin Valdez on the staff. He made his MLB debut relieving Roenicke in the 9th with a 2-0 deficit against the Red Sox. He got J.D. Drew and Jason Varitek on grounders. Adrian Beltre singled then pinch-hitter Mike Lowell whiffed to end a good first inning in The Show.