Originally written on Ranger Fans  |  Last updated 10/24/11
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After getting trounced the night before, 16-7, I'm not sure many Rangers fans knew what to expect the next game out. Anyone who picked a near complete game shutout by Derek Holland was either really high on Holland, or perhaps just high. I don't think anyone really figured we'd get THAT good of a performance from Holland. Oh, he's shown moments of greatness during the season. He's had some dominating performances for sure. But in the World Series in the next game after giving up 16 runs? No, that's a new level of greatness for the man who sports the goofiest 'stache around. While I didn't think he'd stink it up, I can't say I was terribly confident in Derek before the game started. After the blowout, it was pretty important we even it up 2-2, as if we went down 3-1, it was realistically over. But Derek proved me wrong, by coming out and dealing. Derek was just lights out. He allowed just two hits in his 8.1 innings of work. Both of them (single, double) were to the sa...
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