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Greg Holland notches league high 38th save

Getty Images The Kansas City Royals did not expect close Greg Holland to pitch Monday night as they entered the ninth inning with a five run lead over the Minnesota Twins. That all changed though when Aaron Crow surrendered a three run home run to Trevor Plouffe. Holland then was inserted into the game. Holland made quick work of Chris Parmelee on a ground out and Kurt Suzuki via...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Closer Greg Holland admits he’s fatigued but will still answer Royals’ ninth-inning call

The aftershocks from Greg Holland’s momentary lapses in Friday’s ninth inning were still apparent the next afternoon. Manager Ned Yost blamed himself for overusing his closer. Holland insisted he would continue to answer the call, even as he dealt with fatigue. His weariness manifested against the Twins in a lack of command. Pitching coach Dave Eiland remarked to Yost that Holland...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals' Holland says he's fine, just in a 'lull' right now

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Yes, Twitter is the ultimate forum for overreaction. That is why you can't take too seriously the fan concern over Royals closer Greg Holland. Holland hasn't exactly been struggling. He has 11 straight saves since his last blown one, which came in a game the Royals won 2-1 anyway. But because Holland sets such high standards, there has been worry that...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: On top once again

Closer Greg Holland and Catcher Salvador Perez have a lot to celebrate this season ( The Kansas City Royals took over first place in the American League Central Monday night for the first time since June and at the latest point in the season since they led the division in July of 2003. The Royals have currently won 8 straight games and are winners of 11 of their last...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pen to Win, Royals Win 4-2

        Greg Holland got his 100th career save tonight in a 4-2 win, so that’s a huge accomplishment for him. Jason Vargas was very solid over five innings of work, and only allowed two earned runs while striking out five San Francisco batters. Both Giants runs were scored in the third inning when Joaquin Arias doubled in Pablo Sandoval to put San Fran on the board. Matt Duffy...
Via Royals Blue
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Holland gets career save No. 100 as Royals win fifth straight

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Make that five straight and 13 of 16 as the Royals' train kept rolling Friday night with a tense, 4-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants. Closer Greg Holland, who notched his 100th career save, put it simply: "It was like a playoff atmosphere out there." Indeed, the Royals battled one of the best teams in baseball in recent years, and squeezed...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Face Tough Bullpen Decision

If the Kansas City Royals have a lead in the sixth inning, it's a comforting sight to look into their bullpen and see both Greg Holland and Wade Davis beginning to stretch out as they know the eighth and ninth innings will be their time to control the game. When they come in, the game is more often than not, simply over. I saw people leaving Kauffman Stadium last week as the...
Via Pine Tar Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals do their part in American League's 5-3 victory in All-Star Game

So, how much did the Royals contribute to the American League's 5-3 victory over the National League on Tuesday night that gave the AL the home-field advantage in the World Series? Well, a bit. Closer Greg Holland, like he has all season, did his job. Holland came into the game in the seventh inning for Boston Manager John Farrell's bunch, protecting a 5-3 lead. Holland got...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Holland not worried over contract status

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Right-hander Greg Holland is now the lone remaining Royal still unsigned. But Holland, who appeared at the team's FanFest at Bartle Hall on Friday, didn't seem too worried. "It's one of those things, both sides will get to the point where they're comfortable," he said. "Hopefully, it's sooner rather than later. It is what it...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals should consider dealing Greg Holland

by John Viril— I know it sound crazy. The Royals still have hopes of getting into contention. Greg Holland might be the most dominating closer in baseball today. The Royals have reasonable hopes they can contend next season—which is the first time they have been able to credibly say that since the 90′s. But, Greg Holland will probably never have higher trade value than he has...
Via The Viril View: On the KC Royals
July 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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