Sunday, August 12, 2012
Numbers: How Derek Holland beat the Tigers
By Richard Durrett
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Right before we quickly move on to Game 3 of this series, here are some numbers from Derek Holland's start as put together by ESPN Stats & Information (thanks Lee Singer):
* Holland relied almost exclusively on his fastball and slider, throwing those pitches a combined 88 percent of the time, his highest percentage this season.
* All nine of Holland's strikeouts came on his fastball (5) and slider (4). His five fastball strikeouts were his most since May 5th and his four slider strikeouts were a season high.
* Holland went to six three-ball counts but would walk only one of those hitters while bouncing back to strike out three. His three strikeouts in 3-2 counts tied a career high.
* Holland's fastball averaged 93.3 mph, his highest since May 5th.