The day after a disappointing start, left-hander Derek Holland got together with Michael Young for a wide-ranging discussion. Holland declined to go into details, but Young said the subject of confidence did arise. Young stressed the need for Holland to keep his belief in his abilities. "I think he's always confident," Young said. "I just wanted to make sure it's something he stays on top of. He'll be fine." Holland allowed six runs in 1 2/3 innings against Cleveland. His biggest problem was a fastball that stayed high and hittable. Carlos Santana belted two fastballs for a three-run homer and a two-run double. "I didn't execute very well," Holland said. "It's frustrating, but I'm not going to dwell on it. The main thing is to be consistent. That wasn't a consistent start, but it's all about how I bounce back."
Michael Young talks with Derek Holland about keeping his confidence high
Dallas Morning News | Aug 7