I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that searches on Derek Holland spiked my blog traffic over the weekend. That sort of thing will happen when you toss 8.1 scoreless, tw0-hit innings in the World Series, easily the biggest pitching performance in Texas Rangers history. The former LumberKings ace is now firmly entrenched into baseball lore.
And, if you missed it, here’s a look via TexasRangers.com at Holland’s series-evening outing last night: http://texas.rangers.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?c_id=tex&content_id=19943841&topic_id=25588886
I’d love to say that I knew he’d be this good when he was dominating Midwest Leaguers just three years ago, but I’d be lying. He was special then, but he was historic last night.