Holland pitched a perfect inning with one strikeout to earn the save in Friday's 5-3 win over Boston. Holland blew a save opportunity and took the loss Wednesday versus Detroit, but manager Mike Matheny went right back to the veteran Friday. The confidence paid off as Holland converted his fourth save of the year. The veteran reliever has a 4.15 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 28:15 K:BB across 26 innings this year. Kansas City's bullpen remains a crowded committee, although Holland and Josh Staumont appear to be the current favorites for save chances.
Holland (2-2) allowed three runs on two hits and a walk in just one-third of an inning, taking the loss versus Detroit on Wednesday. The right-hander allowed a game-tying two-run home run to Willi Castro in the seventh inning. Holland then allowed a single to Robbie Grossman, who scored on a Scott Barlow wild pitch. That run was enough to stick Holland with the loss. He had been effective in allowing just two runs in his previous 10 outings entering Wednesday. The veteran reliever has a 4.32 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 27:15 K:BB across 25 innings while adding three saves, three blown saves and four holds this year.
Holland pitched a perfect inning with one strikeout in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to Detroit. In his last 10 outings, Holland has allowed just two runs with a 9:2 K:BB across nine innings. He had a somewhat slow start to the year, but the right-hander now owns a 3.28 ERA and 1.42 WHIP across 24.2 innings. He's picked up three saves, four holds and a 2-1 record, so Holland should continue to see work in high-leverage situations.
Holland pitched a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout to earn a save in Sunday's 6-3 win over Minnesota. This was Holland's first save since April 18 and his third overall this year. Josh Staumont (knee) had handled most of the closing duties before landing on the injured list. The 35-year-old Holland has a 3.86 ERA, 1.77 WHIP and 21:14 K:BB across 18.2 innings this season. Kyle Zimmer and Scott Barlow combined for three scoreless innings Sunday, with both relievers earning holds. They could be in the mix for save chances should Holland struggle in the near term.
Holland allowed a run on two hits and struck out one in one-third of an inning in Friday's 7-5 loss to Detroit. He was charged with a blown save. The 35-year-old inherited loaded bases from Tyler Zuber, and they were quickly unloaded with a grand slam from Miguel Cabrera. That left Holland with his second blown save of the year. He's added two saves and four holds with a 4.50 ERA and 1.88 WHIP across 16 innings. It's looking more and more like his 1.91 ERA and 0.95 WHIP from 2020 were fluky results -- his 6.26 FIP in 2021 suggests he's even gotten a little lucky so far.
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