The rookie left-hander said he's never had a game like he had Thursday night in his career. He didn't even know he had a perfect game until Jack Hannahan's two-out single in the fifth. He said he begged manager Ron Washington to stay in the game, but Washington wouldn't budge on his 120-pitch limit. Holland finished with 118 pitches. He's now all over the Rangers record book too.
Among the notable numbers.
He has the rookie left-hander strikeout record for the organization now with 10.
He's the first Texas starter to go at leat 8 2/3 while allowing two or fewer hits since Doug Davis April 11, 2002.
He tied Kevin Millwood for most strikeouts in a game this season.
Matt Perisho was the last Texas lefty with 10 strikeouts in a game, doing it Oct. 3, 1999.
The last rookie to strike out 10 for the Rangers was Juan Dominguez, Aug. 13, 2005.
- Anthony Andro