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Derek Holland needs to step up

Rangers counting on lefty down the stretch with their rotation in flux

Updated: July 26, 2012, 1:39 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- No matter what the Texas Rangers do at the trade deadline -- and you would think it's likely some starting pitcher ends up in Arlington to help fortify the rotation -- they need left-handed starter Derek Holland to step up and deliver like he did down the stretch in 2011 and in Game 4 of the World Series.

How Holland handled the pressure of that Fall Classic start was one of the reasons the club was willing to sign him to a long-term deal in spring training, making him ...

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