Holland (7-10) allowed three earned runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out two across five innings to take the loss Monday against the Padres. Holland allowed 10 baserunners but managed to escape several jams to allow only two earned runs. Despite a successful season, Holland has struggled when facing the below-average Padres' lineup, now posting a 5.36 ERA across 24.2 innings -- spanning five starts -- against them. He'll enter his final start of the season, against the Dodgers, with a 3.63 ERA and 1.29 WHIP across 168.2 innings.
Holland allowed four runs on five hits and two walks while striking out six over five innings in Tuesday's win over the Padres. He did not factor into the decision. Holland got into trouble early, allowing a run in the opening frame, and was later taken deep for a two-run homer in the fifth. This comes on the heels of four consecutive quality starts. He'll take a solid 3.57 ERA and 9.1 K/9 into a rematch against the Padres at home Monday.
Holland didn't factor into the decision against the Braves on Wednesday despite a strong outing that saw him give up just one earned run on five hits over six innings. He struck out seven and walked one. It was another strong line for the left-hander, who has now fired quality starts in four of his last five outings. Holland had issued at least three free passes in three of those starts, so it was encouraging to see him demonstrate better control in this contest against a formidable Braves lineup. He's now sporting a solid 3.46 ERA and 1.26 WHIP to go along with 159 strikeouts through 158.2 innings and has an inviting matchup on tap with a trip to San Diego early next week.
Holland didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Brewers, allowing two runs on two hits and five walks over six innings while striking out eight. It was the southpaw's third straight quality start, although Holland's 15:11 K:BB in 18.1 innings over that stretch indicates just how fragile his current run of success has been. He'll carry a 3.54 ERA into his next outing Wednesday at home against the Braves.
Holland allowed one run on four hits and one walk across five innings Monday in a no-decision against the Mets. He struck out five. Holland was touched up for a run on two hits in the first inning, but he allowed just three baserunners the rest of the way. Though he could've easily pitched deeper into the game, the hosts ran up his pitch count with 21 foul balls which led to an early exit for the lefty. Holland's control improved in this outing after he'd walked multiple batters in three of his last four starts, lowering his WHIP to a manageable 1.30 on the season. He's still completed six full innings just twice in his last eight turns and will look to buck that trend this weekend against the Rangers.