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Derek Holland dominates the Yankees

Jun 27, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

Derek Holland AP

Yesterday R.A. Dickey tossed a Maddux, which is defined as a shutout in under 100 pitches. Today it’s Derek Holland.

Holland, who had given up four earned runs in each of his past three starts was doing no such thing today. He handcuffed the Yankees, allowing only two hits while walking two and striking out seven as he shut out the Bombers on a mere 92 pitches. ThIchiro Suzuki led Yankees first off with a single. Austin Romine singled in the third. And that was it. The Rangers won 2-0 on a Jurickson Profar homer and an Ian Kinsler sac fly.

So, what started as an awful visit to the tri-state area for Holland turned into something quite nice.

  1. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jun 27, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    ThIchiro Suzuki? Like “The” Ichiro Suzuki, or is he the latest Yankees call-up

    • coloradogolfcoupons - Jun 28, 2013 at 11:23 AM

      It is Ichiro’s personal ‘Mini-Me” apparently, or possibly just lack of an editor. But I like ‘Mini-Ichi’better

  2. proudlycanadian - Jun 27, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    Good for Holland. No Bronx cheer for him.

    • bendover09 - Jun 27, 2013 at 8:47 PM

      If you watched the game, I heard plenty of cheers. Honestly, it sounded like there was more Ranger fans cheering than Yankees … On TV showed countless number of fans.

      • proudlycanadian - Jun 27, 2013 at 9:02 PM

        A Bronx Cheer is a negative reaction or an act of derision.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Jun 27, 2013 at 9:04 PM

      Back from my vacation and I couldn’t help to notice Wang’s numbers today as the redsox are totally crushing the jays. Try these numbers on for size 1.2 innings, 6 hits, 7 runs, 7 earned and 1 HR!!! I fully expect boston to put a real hurt on the jays in this series and the jays will once again be uner .500 right where they belong

      • proudlycanadian - Jun 27, 2013 at 9:11 PM

        Back from vacation on a Thursday? Tell us another. What did you serve time for?

      • nbjays - Jun 28, 2013 at 12:37 AM

        Funny we never heard a peep from your troll-yap all during the win streak. Vacation my ass! You didn’t want to come here and look like the idiot troll you are. Now we can add chickenshit to that.

        While you were busy noticing Wang’s numbers tonight, you didn’t happen to notice Dickey’s yesterday did you? Didn’t think so.

        BTW, welcome back ‘harry. We didn’t miss you.

    • coloradogolfcoupons - Jun 28, 2013 at 11:20 AM

      I have watched nearly every start Holland has made in the bigs. This and his fantastic WS start against the Cards stand out, showing everything he COULD be, but usually isn’t. He plays the team clown and does a mean Harry Carey impression, but can’t seem to focus and pitch like this on a regular basis, which has disappointed all Ranger fans, myself included, to no end. Instead of an ACE, we watch ten flops for every one of these, and so far Mike, and to some extent Greg Maddox have not been able to keep Holland on point. I don’t know if he needs a Psyche coach or Beta Blockers or what, but if Holland could ever resemble this on a regular basis the Rangers might run away with the West

  3. specialkindofstupid - Jun 27, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    My guess is Holland imagined every Yankee hitter was Adam Duritz.

    Actually, no, scratch that. Such imagination would be way too distracting for the task at hand.

  4. beefytrout - Jun 27, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    The Oven usually gets kicked around pretty good by the yanks. He had a decent start Friday and a beauty today. Nice work.

  5. 18thstreet - Jun 27, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    I demand a lousy pun involving the Holland Tunnel.

    • rbj1 - Jun 27, 2013 at 4:27 PM

      Well Holland did have tunnel vision today.

    • aceshigh11 - Jun 27, 2013 at 5:05 PM

      Well, the Yankees got their backdoor tunnels “Holland’d” today, for sure.

      • abaird2012 - Jun 27, 2013 at 5:46 PM


  6. bigmeechy74 - Jun 27, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    I think the yankees having a terrible lineup played a factor. It’s about time this cheesy team starts to lose.

  7. churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jun 27, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    Dear Vernon Wells,

    I’d like to show you something. These were your at bats vs Holland today:

    1 –
    2 –
    3 –

    Notice those yellow boxes way out of the strike zone? Those aren’t strikes! Stop swinging at them!


    Yankee fans

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jun 27, 2013 at 5:07 PM

      Also note, 4/15 pitches he threw to you were in the strike zone. You should have been 0/0 with 3 walks. Instead you got a sombrero. Well done!

  8. franklb - Jun 27, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    As an A’s fan, the poor Yanks lineup and Holland’s dominance didn’t sit well, but I gotta tip my cap when a guy throws a Maddux.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jun 27, 2013 at 5:07 PM

      He probably could have gone two or three more innings easily, it was that bad.

      • einjzmolf - Jun 27, 2013 at 5:18 PM

        He only threw 92 pitches and was still hitting 96 on the 27th out, he barely broke a sweat! Geo called a heck of a game behind the plate, too.

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jun 27, 2013 at 5:30 PM

        Pitch counts by inning:

        1 – 10
        2 – 8
        3 – 12
        4 – 16
        5 – 10
        6 – 5(!)
        7 – 11
        8 – 10
        9 – 10

        the Yanks never had someone get to third base nor did they have more than one runner on base. Yeah, 2-3 more innings from Holland easily!

  9. uyf1950 - Jun 27, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    Unfortunately as a Yankee fan Holland’s performance overshadowed an excellent outing by Hughes 2 ERs and just 5 hits over 8 innings. An outing the Yankees offense wasted. Congratulation to both Holland and the Rangers for a good win.

  10. pisano - Jun 27, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    What the hell else is new, if a pitchers era is under 6.00 he’ll dominate these so called Yankees. I have a feeling if major changes aren’t made soon, it’ll be all down hill from here.

    • uyf1950 - Jun 27, 2013 at 6:36 PM

      My friend hard to score a lot of runs never mind a lot of games when your teams #4 batter is batting .223 the #7 batter is batting .179 the #8 batter .205 and finally the #9 batter .150 Like you said and I agree if Brian and the Yankees don’t do something sooner rather than later it’s going to be a long 2nd half of the year.

      It’s time to stop the rhetoric with comments like “we’re open for business” and open up the wallet get get some quality reinforcements.

      • pisano - Jun 27, 2013 at 7:58 PM

        uyf1950…..As usual my friend you have a more professional way (than myself) of stating the Yankees are in trouble if they don’t get moving with some changes. With Hughes outing today, maybe he’ll open some eyes for a trade. I still think it’s time to move him and especially Joba. Pitching is so hard to come by, it seems even though both are in their walk year that they could be in demand for a contender, hopefully in the NL.

  11. Jack Marshall - Jun 27, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    It appears that the Yankees are having one of the same kind of “one damn thing after another” season that the Red Sox had last year. I’m guessing the same thing will happen, too…after a brave period of fighting the inevitable, the realization that the season is hopeless will make some white flag moves mandatory, the team will get dispirited, and will really suck for the final lap.

    The only question is how they will manage to blame it all on Bobby Valentine…

    Then in 2014, everyone will stupidly predict that the Yankees will still stink, they’ll bounce back, and Girardi will be Manager of the Year.

  12. clydeserra - Jun 27, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    Too bad the Yankees are in the best division in baseball ™. if they were in the AL wes they would be dominating. I mean 1-5 v the A’s and this sweep of the rangers this week? yeah. its not fair, I tells you.

  13. Jason Lukehart - Jun 27, 2013 at 10:58 PM

    This is already the third Maddux of Holland’s career, tying him for 4th among active pitchers (Roy Halladay has 5, James Shields and Bartolo Colon each have 4).

    Having a Maddux on back-to-back days happens about once every two years, on average. Incredibly, in September of 1988, there was a Maddux on four straight days. We’ll see if anyone can keep this streak going tomorrow.

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