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July 25, 2021 09:08 AM
Royals' Greg Holland: Can't nail down save Saturday
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Holland recorded his sixth hold of the season in Saturday's 9-8 win over the Tigers, allowing two runs on two hits and two walks over two-thirds of an inning.

Entering the game in the ninth inning to protect a three-run lead, Holland instead made a mess of things, serving up a two-run shot to Akil Baddoo and then walking two more batters before getting replaced by Wade Davis for the final out. Holland avoided another blown save, but the 35-year-old has an 8.64 ERA and 1.56 WHIP through 8.1 innings in July and seems to be losing ground to Scott Barlow in the Royals' closer mix.

July 23, 2021 11:40 PM
Royals' Greg Holland: Converts seventh save
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Holland struck out two in a perfect inning to earn the save in Friday's 5-3 win over Detroit.

Holland has recorded saves in each of his last two appearances after going nine straight outings without one. The 35-year-old needed just 13 pitches to finish off Detroit in the ninth inning. The right-hander has a 4.62 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 42:18 K:BB through 39 innings. He's collected seven saves, five holds and four blown saves as part of Kansas City's crowded closer committee, although it appears Holland and Scott Barlow are the strongest high-leverage options at the moment.

July 21, 2021 10:32 AM
Royals' Greg Holland: Locks down sixth save
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Holland earned the save Tuesday against the Brewers by tossing a scoreless inning, allowing one hit while striking out two.

With the Royals holding onto a three-run lead, Holland was called upon to finish things up. He nearly surrendered a home run to Manny Pina, but Andrew Benintendi came through with a solid catch to bail him out. With his pair of punchouts, Holland picked up his 500th strikeout as a Royal and his 40th of the season across 38 innings. The right-hander has tallied six saves to go with a 4.74 ERA and 1.42 WHIP.

July 9, 2021 12:36 AM
Royals' Greg Holland: Handed loss Thursday
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Holland (2-4) gave up three runs on two hits and a walk and struck out one in two-thirds of an inning, taking the loss Thursday versus Cleveland.

Holland entered in the ninth inning of a game tied at 4-4, but he wasn't able to keep it that way. Franmil Reyes took the right-hander deep for a three-run walkoff home run. With five runs allowed in his last 2.2 innings, Holland is off to a rough start in July, which could cause manager Mike Matheny to turn to other options in the closer role. The 35-year-old reliever has a 4.89 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 37:18 K:BB through 35 innings. He's added five saves, five holds and four blown saves.

June 24, 2021 03:08 AM
Royals' Greg Holland: Blows save, takes loss
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Holland (2-3) was tagged with a loss and a blown save against the Yankees on Wednesday, allowing two runs on three hits while retiring only one batter (via strikeout).

Holland was brought into the game in the ninth inning to protect a one-run lead but couldn't come through. He started off strong by striking out Aaron Judge before giving up a game-tying homer to Gary Sanchez. Holland walked off the mound with a loss two batters later following a single, a wild pitch and another single. He may currently be the Royals' top option for saves, but with four blown saves in nine chances this season, he isn't an especially reliable closer.

June 23, 2021 02:24 AM
Royals' Greg Holland: Collects fifth save
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Holland picked up the save against the Yankees on Tuesday after tossing a scoreless inning. He allowed one hit and a walk while striking out two.

Holland worked around a bloop single to Gio Urshela and an intentional walk to Gary Sanchez to close out a one-run lead against a volatile Yankees lineup. The Royals have favored more of a closer-by-committee approach, limiting Holland to five saves on the season. It doesn't help that he's issued 16 free passes across 28 innings. That all said, he's probably the best bet for saves among the Kansas City bullpen right now.

June 19, 2021 12:56 AM
Royals' Greg Holland: Logs fourth save
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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.

June 16, 2021 09:32 PM
Royals' Greg Holland: Dealt loss Wednesday
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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.

June 16, 2021 12:32 PM
Royals' Greg Holland: Tosses clean inning
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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.

May 30, 2021 06:56 PM
Royals' Greg Holland: Records third save
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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.

May 23, 2021 03:12 PM
Royals' Greg Holland: Blown save Friday
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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.

May 20, 2021 12:44 PM
Royals' Greg Holland: Posts fourth hold
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Holland pitched a perfect eighth inning with no strikeouts to earn a hold in Wednesday's 6-4 win over Milwaukee.

The 35-year-old has settled down a bit in May after a tumultuous April. In his last seven outings, Holland has a 2.70 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and two holds. Manager Mike Matheny continues to operate with a committee at closer -- Holland (two saves, four holds) has often played second fiddle to Josh Staumont (five saves, two holds) this year. Scott Barlow and Wade Davis also remain in the mix.

May 17, 2021 01:12 AM
Royals' Greg Holland: Nabs hold Sunday
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Holland allowed a hit and three walks with two strikeouts in 1.2 innings to earn a hold in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the White Sox.

The right-hander was shaky but effective in relief of starter Brady Singer. Holland's effort was wasted in the end, as Wade Davis gave up two runs in the ninth inning to blow the save. The 35-year-old Holland owns a 4.30 ERA, 1.91 WHIP and 18:12 K:BB across 14.2 innings. He's picked up two saves, three holds, a blown save and a 2-1 record in 15 outings as Kansas City has deployed a closer-by-committee approach in 2021.

May 10, 2021 08:04 PM
Royals' Greg Holland: Still struggling early in season
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Holland surrendered two runs on three hits and struck out one over one inning in Sunday's 9-3 loss to the White Sox.

Holland last recorded a save April 18. He had pitched four straight innings without being charged with a run entering Sunday, but he faltered in the seventh inning against the White Sox. Holland sports a 5.25 ERA, 1.92 WHIP and 13:8 K:BB in 12 innings this season. The Royals have lost eight straight games, so save chances haven't come up lately. Manager Mike Matheny might hesitate to call on Holland the next time there's a lead to protect in the ninth given the reliever's inconsistent pitching so far. However, Josh Staumont has has given up four earned runs over his past two outings, so Holland may not be entirely out of the running for save chances.

May 5, 2021 11:32 AM
Royals' Greg Holland: Takes blown save
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Holland was charged with a blown save against Cleveland on Tuesday, allowing three inherited runners to score while allowing one hit and striking out two.

Holland entered with one out and the bases loaded in the sixth inning in relief of starter Mike Minor. A fielding error by Nicky Lopez allowed two runs to score, followed by a game-tying RBI single by Harold Ramirez. While all three runs were charged to Minor, Holland still took his first blown save of the season. The 35-year-old has had a rough campaign so far, compiling a 4.09 ERA and 1.82 WHIP with two saves -- the last of which came back on April 18, as Josh Staumont has largely taken over the ninth inning for Kansas City.

April 26, 2021 11:00 PM
Royals' Greg Holland: Records hold Monday
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Holland pitched a scoreless eighth inning with one hit and two strikeouts to earn a hold in Monday's 3-2 win over the Tigers.

Holland was effective in his outing, but it's notable that he didn't work in the ninth inning. Closing duties went to Josh Staumont for the second straight save opportunity. The 35-year-old Holland has struggled a bit in 2021 with a 5.63 ERA, 2.13 WHIP and 8:7 K:BB across eight innings. He's picked up two saves, two holds and a 2-1 record in eight appearances. Manager Mike Matheny will likely continue to use a committee approach to the closer role until one reliever takes control of the job. Wade Davis and Scott Barlow are also in the mix for high-leverage work.

April 24, 2021 12:12 PM
Royals' Greg Holland: Reinstated from injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Holland (undisclosed) was reinstated from the injured list Saturday.

Holland was placed on the injured list for an unspecified reason Friday, but he'll return just one day later. The right-hander should be the favorite for save chances once again now that he's available. Holland has converted on both of his save opportunities this year but has posted a 6.43 ERA and 2.29 WHIP in seven innings.

April 23, 2021 06:28 PM
Royals' Greg Holland: Placed on injured list
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Holland was placed on the injured list for an unspecified reason Friday.

Holland gave up three runs in two-thirds of an inning during a relief appearance Tuesday, and he'll now be forced to miss time. The fact that the Royals didn't provide an injury designation for Holland suggests that he could be on the COVID-19 injured list. If that's the case, he'll be eligible to return once he clears the league's health and safety protocols as long as he hasn't tested positive for the virus. Brad Brach's contract was selected in a corresponding move, while Wade Davis and Scott Barlow could see save chances in Holland's absence.

April 21, 2021 12:24 PM
Royals' Greg Holland: Sloppy in non-save situation
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Holland gave up three runs on three hits and a walk with one strikeout in two-thirds of an inning in Tuesday's 14-7 loss the Rays.

This was an impromptu bullpen game for the Royals. Holland began the ninth inning, but allowed homers to Mike Zunino and Austin Meadows before infielder Hanser Alberto took the mound to get the final out. Through seven innings, Holland has a 6.43 ERA, 2.29 WHIP and 6:7 K:BB. He's logged two saves, a hold and a 2-1 record in seven appearances.

April 18, 2021 11:00 PM
Royals' Greg Holland: Notches second save
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Holland picked up his second save of the season after tossing a scoreless ninth inning Sunday against the Blue Jays. He struck out one.

Holland entered the ninth with a two-run lead and didn't have problems slamming the door on an anemic Blue Jays offense that went 2-for-30 with eight strikeouts as a team. The veteran reliever struck out Randal Grichuk and later retired Rowdy Tellez on a flyout and Alejandro Kirk on a popout to end the game, needing just 13 pitches (seven strikes) to get the job done. Holland is 2-for-2 in save opportunities this season.

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