Derek Holland gave up two runs right away in the 1st inning, and I tried not to panic. Holland believes he’s pitching well, and I waited for him to show me that.
I’m still waiting.
OK, so Dutch did have a few good innings. But they were few and far between. Between innings when he was giving up runs. And home runs. It was just not Derek’s day. And the interview they showed with him during the game didn’t really help. He was going on and on about how he thinks he’s pitching well and doesn’t care what others think. Actions speak louder than words, Derek.
The offense tried giving Dutch something to work with. They put up five runs of support in the 4th, but Derek gave those runs right back in a hurry. It looked like the Rangers might take a lead in the late innings, but Elvis Andrus ran through a stop sign from Dave Anderson and was tagged out at home and then failed to bunt a ball in the dirt on a squeeze. It was not Elvis’ day. He and Derek can commisserate together tonight