We said several times during spring training that Derek Holland's success or lack thereof would be a huge key to the Rangers' level of success this season, and we weren't the only folks preaching that gospel.
Two starts in, and Holland has given us a mixed bag of results. His season debut was the non-quality start of the season for the Rangers as the walk bug and a homer got to him and he lasted just five innings, allowing three runs.
Then in his second start of the year against Seattle, Holland balled out. The lefty worked 6 2/3 shutout innings while striking out four batters and walking two. He allowed just four hits and barely even faced trouble of any manner.
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If the Rangers get Holland again on Tuesday, it's going to be huge because it'll likely mean they have a pretty good chance of opening what's going to be a heated series on a good note. It's early, but make no mistake, these games definitely matter.