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Holland shows confidence in slider

Holland has a 0.70 WHIP in three High-A starts

SAN JOSE, CA - Derek Holland suffered his first loss of the season on Thursday evening, but he still allowed just three runs while striking out 10 batters in six innings. Lone Star Dugout was on hand for the start and spoke with the hard-throwing lefty afterwards.

Derek Holland posted a quality start against one of the California League's best teams on Thursday evening, but most people – including Holland himself – considered the effort to be mildly disappointing. That is a testament to how far Holland has progressed over the last year. The left-hander went six innings in Thursday's start, giving up three runs on four hits. He walked one and struck out 1... Recommended Stories

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