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I think that's Bob Simpson, at the bottom left, thinking about how much of his personal wealth he'll be spending on Derek Holland
I think that's Bob Simpson, at the bottom left, thinking about how much of his personal wealth he'll be spending on Derek Holland

I think it is safe to say -- at least considering the situation -- that Derek Holland pitched the best game in Texas Rangers history last night. We've seen no-hitters before. We've seen a perfect game. We've even seen mastery in the postseason. But last night, down 2-1 in a second consecutive World Series, we saw dominant two hit scoreless baseball over 8 1/3 from Holland against a team that hung 16 on the Rangers the night before. Considering what tying this World Series means, there's now Derek Holland in Game 4 and then everyone else.

We had to sit around listening to superlatives directed at Albert Pujols over the last 24 hours because of what he did in Game 3. As good as Albert Pujols was with the bat two nights ago, Derek Holland was as good on the mound last night. The difference is, the Rangers needed Holland to be as great as he was.

Game Stories:

Game 4 Features:

Nap-o-li!:

Dutch, Boy!:

Finally: