Derek Holland's command performance

Rangers lefty tames Cardinals, makes Game 4 his own with masterful two-hit gem

Updated: October 24, 2011, 4:40 PM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- If Game 4 of this World Series had been a Robert Redford production instead of a Bud Selig production, you know exactly what Act 1, Scene 1 would have looked like.

Derek Holland would have been bolting up from his bed at 3 a.m., screaming into the darkness -- trying to make the nightmare stop, trying to convince himself that those 14 consecutive home runs he'd just allowed to Albert Pujols were a dream … only a dream … only a really, really, really bad dream.


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