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Derek Holland pitching with confidence

Pitcher has matured this season to lead the American League with four shutouts

Updated: September 15, 2011, 12:33 AM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Try as he might, Texas Rangers pitcher Derek Holland can't grow a real mustache. He's been trying for more than a month, and the wisp of brown hair above his top lip barely qualifies as peach fuzz.

No worries -- he's pitching like a grown man.

Finally.

Few things have made Nolan Ryan, Jon Daniels, Ron Washington and Mike Maddux happier than watching Holland's maturity during the course of the 30 starts he's made this season.

Understand, ...

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