Upon further review: Derek Holland’s trip to New York turned out pretty well

Mike Oz

Yeah, Derek Holland got kicked out of a Counting Crows concert during the Texas Rangers' trip to New York for a series with the Yankees. That's funny and all, but it's 2013, it's not like he missed much.

After his Jersey concert-going experience went awry, the Rangers pitcher actually pulled things together quite nicely in New York City.

Mainly, he owned the Yankees on Thursday, pitching a two-hit shutout. He needed only 92 pitches to do it. That's how many Tim Lincecum threw in 5 1/3 innings Wednesday against the Dodgers. To make things even more impressive: Holland was 0-5 with an 8.85 ERA lifetime against the Yankees going into Thursday's game.

It was enough ownage of the Yanks to make Joe Girardi throw in the towel. (H/N: Mike Axisa on the GIF) It was also enough of a big-stage performance to get Eye on Baseball talking about Holland's "breakout season."

Another cool part of Holland's New York jaunt was hanging at the MLB Fan Cave, where he and teammate Justin Grimm re-enacted part of "Dumb & Dumber," with Holland in the Jim Carrey role.

Well done, Derek Holland. Go get yourself a Red Robin milkshake.

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