Found October 27, 2011 on Baseball Musings:
Matt Holliday injured his hand while getting picked off, and comes out of the game in the top of the seventh. Meanwhile, Adrian Beltre homers leading off the inning to give Texas a 5-4 lead. Texas has managed to answer every ST. Louis run with at least one in the next inning. Nelson Cruz then goes back-to-back, tying a post-season record with his eighth home run, and the Rangers lead 6-4. Update: After Mike Napoli strikes out looking, David Murphy singles to center. I’m surprised Lance Lynn is still in the game. Update: Derek Holland bunts, but Murphy is thrown out at second. The Rangers pitchers really need to work on the sacrifice. Update: Tony La Russa makes a double switch, bringing in Ryan Theriot and Octavio Dotel, the latter pitching. Update: Dotel throws a wild pitch and Holland goes to second. Update: Holland scores on an Ian Kinsler single up the middle and the Rangers lead 7-4. That’s the first run scored of Holland’s career. He could end this series with a win ...

Harrison Over Holland?

Ron Washington isn’t going to panic. After a rainout pushed Game 6 to Thursday — and a potential Game 7 to Friday — Washington announced he will not alter his pitching rotation. While it was clear Washington wasn’t going to move Colby Lewis from his slot, Washington could have elected to start Derek Holland over Matt Harrison if the Series goes to seven games. Despite Holland’s...

Disappointed Holland puts year in perspective

The Rangers' clubhouse had boxes everywhere, walls stripped down to the essentials and no one but the clubhouse attendants milling about. It was in this environment that 2011 Rangers breakout pitcher Derek Holland tried to put his season into perspective.

Holland: Criticism of Harry Caray impression uncalled for

Derek Holland's Harry Caray impression during Game 5 of the World Series received some criticism for something he didn't think was a big deal.

Derek Holland: Criticism for Harry Caray impression was uncalled for

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Game 6: HRs by Beltre, Cruz put Rangers ahead

Allen Craig homers off Derek Holland with one out in the eighth inning and St. Louis trims its deficit to 7-5. The Rangers are four outs from their first World Series championship.That's the first run the Cardinals have managed off Holland, who pitched a gem to win Game 4. The ...

Who Will Washington Trust In Game Seven?

Before Game Four, Rangers manager Ron Washington was caught on camera giving pitcher Derek Holland a pep talk right before first pitch. He may want to do the same tonight with Matt Harrison, as the Rangers need a good outing from him tonight. For the World Series, the Rangers’ cumulative bullpen WPA is -1.065. The four relievers Washington has used most — Alexi Ogando (five...

Ron Washington says Matt Harrison is still starting Game 7*

ST. LOUIS — The most interesting thing about this postponed Game 6 is that it gives us another 24 hours to talk about something that may not even happen. Should Derek Holland (right) replace Matt Harrison as the Texas' Rangers Game 7 starter, if need be? Will he? Texas manager Ron Washington pledged a few days ago that he'd be sticking with Harrison for that big start,...

Another Oops

For the third half inning in a row, the lead-off hitter reaches on an error. Josh Hamilton pops to third to start the top of the fifth, but David Freese simply drops the ball. The Rangers have a man on first with no one out in a 3-3 game. Michael Young drives a ball into the gap in left-center for a double, and Hamilton scores as it goes to the wall. The Rangers lead the...

Top of the Ninth

Nelson Cruz leads off against Jason Motte with the Cardinals leading the Rangers 6-2. He flies out to center for the first out. Update: Mike Napoli falls behind 1-2. He grounds a 2-2 pitch to third for the second out. Update: It’s up to David Murphy. Update: Murphy flies deep to left where Allen Craig makes the catch, and the Cardinals complete an improbable comeback starting...
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