GREG HOLLAND NEWS

Holland returns, Rangers fall to Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The record 60th player that the Texas Rangers have used this season did his job superbly. Then the 61st failed to deliver. Derek Holland held the Kansas City Royals to one run over seven innings in his season debut, showing no linger effects from the knee injury that had kept him out all year. Michael Kirkman took over, promptly putting runners on second...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Perez drives in go-ahead run as KC tops Texas, 2-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Salvador Perez hit a scorching liner off the glove of third baseman Adrian Beltre for a single, allowing Jarrod Dyson to score the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 on Tuesday night. Jason Frasor (4-1) left runners on the corners in the eighth against his former team, and Aaron Crow worked around a...
Via AP on Fox
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Perez drives in go-ahead run as KC tops Texas, 2-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Salvador Perez hit a scorching liner off the glove of third baseman Adrian Beltre for a single, allowing Jarrod Dyson to score the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 on Tuesday night. Jason Frasor (4-1) left runners on the corners in the eighth against his former team, and Aaron Crow worked around a...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals' Guthrie has benefited from great run support

The Kansas City Royals are still clinging to the AL Central lead after holding on to beat baseball's worst team. Kansas City will try to continue its success against the visiting Texas Rangers and spoil Derek Holland's season debut Tuesday night. The Royals (75-61) had dropped three straight and five of seven before winning 4-3 in Monday's opener. Salvador Perez went...
Via AP on Fox
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals' Guthrie has benefited from great run support

The Kansas City Royals are still clinging to the AL Central lead after holding on to beat baseball's worst team. Kansas City will try to continue its success against the visiting Texas Rangers and spoil Derek Holland's season debut Tuesday night. The Royals (75-61) had dropped three straight and five of seven before winning 4-3 in Monday's opener. Salvador Perez went...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Back in the Win Circle: Ventura Tames Rangers in 4-3 Win

The Kansas City Royals coasted through what was a historic August with little difficulty. In the last week, fans reacted as if the sky was falling as the team sputtered with a 2-4 (plus the suspended game) record. As the month of September began, the team viewed Monday night as an opportunity to turn the page and start fresh. The Cleveland series is history. As painful as it may...
Via Royals Blue
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals stop three-game losing streak with victory over Rangers

  Salvador Perez homered and drove in three runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 4-3 on Monday night to snap a three-game losing streak. Perez, who had three hits, went deep in the third with Alex Gordon aboard. His two-out double in the first scored Gordon, who had singled and swiped second. Yordano Ventura allowed three runs, two earned, and five hits in 6-1...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: The Week 21 Closer Report

We are a couple of days late this week with the Closer Report for Week 21. News is generally slow this time of year, but we had a couple of things happen over the weekend so I’m glad I waited until Monday to publish.  This may be the last column of the season as once rosters expand bullpens become a quagmire of arms. Follow along to see where we are today. Remember, we’ve moved...
Via The Fantasy Fix
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Flanny's Five: Royals can't afford not to keep Davis and Holland in 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Just 33 games to go, Royals fans, with 20 of them at home. Buckle up. It's bound to be a wild and crazy ride. DON'T WEAKEN A STRENGTH There's been some talk lately about whether the Royals can truly afford to dish out in the neighborhood of $15 million for Wade Davis and Greg Holland next season. Davis' contract calls for a club option at $7 million...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Holland picks up a historic save in Royals' bounce-back win in Texas

This is what good teams do. Bouncing back from a discouraging 5-2 loss to Colorado on Wednesday, the Royals overmatched the Texas Rangers 6-3 on Friday night. With the win, the Royals pulled back within 2 1/2 games of Baltimore for the No. 2 seed in the playoff chase. Kansas City came into the night with a 1 1/2-game lead on Detroit, and picked up a game after the Tigers got pounded...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
11 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Tireball.com
15 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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Short-handed Royals come up, well, short against Twins

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- There are some games teams just seem destined to lose. That was likely the case Saturday night at Target Field when the Royals operated with a reduced bullpen and fell 4-1 to the Twins. The Royals remain in first place in the AL Central, but by just 1/2 a game. Manager Ned Yost simply had to rest his two bullpen studs -- Wade Davis and Greg Holland -- and hoped...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
17 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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Escape Ninth, Beat Twins 6-5

The Kansas City Royals now have a 1.5 game lead over the Detroit Tigers for the American League Central, and if the season ended today, which it doesn’t, Detroit wouldn’t even be in the playoffs. In the first inning, Danny Duffy looked to be as sharp as a tack. In the third, it would appear just the opposite. After back-to-back singles, the defense fell to pieces. On a sacrifice...
Via Royals Blue
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Poised to End 29-year Post-Season Drought

In early June, it appeared that the Kansas City Royals would miss the MLB Post-Season for a 29th consecutive season. After losing 18 of 30 games in May, the Royals tumbled into the AL Central basement, with a record of 26-30, 6.5-games back of the Detroit Tigers. Fast forward two months and the Royals, powered by an incredible 15-3 run, sit in control of the second AL Wild Card and...
Via Off The Bench
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: On top once again

Closer Greg Holland and Catcher Salvador Perez have a lot to celebrate this season (kansascity.com). 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...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals, 1st Place, Same Sentence II

Back on June 18th, the original Kansas City Royals 1st Place, Same Sentence post was created.  At that time the Royals have just won their 9th straight game and 12 of 15 in June.  Last night, they were at it again, beating the Oakland Athletics and going up .5 game on the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central.  This on the same day they acquired Josh Willingham from the...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
21 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
25 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
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Post All Star Game and Post Trade Deadline

Salvador Perez Royals -Photo Credit – Keith Allison The Kansas City Royals went into the All Star break with a record of 48-46. They had 3 players who were selected to go to the All Star Game in Alex Gordon, Salvador Perez and Greg Holland. Unfortunately Alex was unable to play in the All Star Game (ASG) because of an injury but at the same time Royals catcher Perez got to...
Via Hot Stove MLB
29 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
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Opponents Sent to the Pen-itentiary

Since arriving in 2006 General Manager Dayton Moore has done one thing extremely well year in and year out. That's building a competent bullpen from which to finish off games. To illustrate this point the Royals have had an All Star closer on four different occasions over the past eight years of the GMDM tenure.Joakim Soria 2008 Joakim Soria 2010 Greg Holland 2013 Greg Holland...
Via Pine Tar Press
July 30, 2014  |  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

Three Royals selected to All-Star Game; catcher Salvador Perez to start

For the second straight season, three players -- catcher Salvador Perez, outfielder Alex Gordon and relief pitcher Greg Holland -- will represent the Royals in the All-Star Game. All three players will be making their second consecutive appearances for the American League squad -- the first time since the 1987-88 seasons that the Royals have had three players named to the team in...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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