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Inside the numbers: Holland vs. Strasburg

5/13/2010

Stephen Strasburg, the Nationals' top pick, is obviously getting all the pub right now in Triple-A. He had seven strikeouts in six hitless innings last night. In two starts at the Triple-A level, Strasburg has yet to allow a run in 12 IP while allowing just one hit. But as the good folks at ESPN Stats & Information point out, Rangers pitcher Derek Holland also performed well in Triple-A and that translated into a solid start on Wednesday.

Holland's minor league numbers stack up with Strasburg:

* Derek Holland: 38.2 IP, 0.93 ERA and 5.3-to-1 K:BB ratio

Stephen Strasburg: 34 IP, 1.06 ERA and 5-to-1 K:BB ratio

* Holland pitched six shutout innings in his major-league season debut Wednesday, striking out seven.