|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||65.00||3.00||4.00||34.00||3.05||1.18||85.00||30.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Angels|| 1.0||0||0|| 0.00||0||0||0|
|vs LHB|| 7.0||0||0|| 1.29||0||5||10|
|vs RHB|| 8.0||0||0|| 4.50||0||3||14|
|05/22/2013||Greg Holland, RP KC|
Albert Pujols, 1B LAA
|Casey Janssen, RP TOR|
Carlos Gomez, CF MIL
|05/22/2013||Greg Holland, RP KC||Patrick Corbin, SP ARI|
|05/22/2013||Danny Espinosa, 2B WAS|
Prince Fielder, 1B DET
Jeff Samardzija, SP CHC
|Daniel Murphy, 2B NYM|
Greg Holland, RP KC
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B LAD
|Last 10 Games|
|Greg Holland makes quick work of Angels|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(5/16/13) Royals closer Greg Holland came on to pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday in Anaheim. He was protecting a 9-5 lead in a non-save situation.
Holland made quick work of the Angels in a 1-2-3 frame. He needed 15 pitches and 11 went for strikes. His ERA is 3.21.
The Kansas City closer has seen spotty appearances of late. His last save came on May 1 against Tampa Bay. He has posted a win and a blown save since. Holland has 21 strikeouts over 14 innings with seven saves.
|Greg Holland's scoreless innings streak ends|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/6/13) Royals closer Greg Holland nearly worked out of two bases-loaded jams in the ninth inning Monday against the White Sox for his eighth save, but instead he took his second blown save after Chicago tied the game 1-1.
Holland loaded the bases with three consecutive singles to lead off the ninth inning. He induced Paul Konerko into a double play -- pitcher to catcher to first base -- before loading the bases again on a walk to Conor Gillaspie. Holland then got Alexei Ramirez to hit a soft grounder back up the middle, but second baseman Chris Getz bobbled the ball, which allowed the tying run to score. Jordan Danks was picked off third base as he tried to score on the play.
Holland was charged with one run on four hits and one walk. He had entered the game having tossed nine straight scoreless innings, recording six saves and 16 strikeouts in that span.
|Greg Holland earns win in extras|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(5/5/13) Royals closer Greg Holland picked up his first win Sunday against the White Sox. He worked a perfect 10th inning with the game tied and was rewarded with the victory when Alex Gordon hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the frame.
Holland, who lowered his ERA to 3.27, also struck out one in the 6-5 win.
|Greg Holland gets save No. 7 |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/1/13) Royals closer Greg Holland bounced back from a pair of rough outings Wednesday, working a perfect ninth inning to close out a win over the Rays.
Holland struck out one batter and picked up a pair of easy groundball outs to finish the innings. He needed 14 pitches to pick up his seventh save of the season in a 9-8 win.
Holland has a 3.60 ERA in 10 innings of work with 18 strikeouts and six walks.
|Greg Holland converts save despite error|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(4/27/13) Royals closer Greg Holland entered Saturday against the Indians in the ninth inning with a three-run lead. He retired the first batter then gave up a single. An error would put another man on and Michael Brantley drove in both with a triple.
Holland was able to make it through the inning to secure the 3-2 win. He struck out two in earning his sixth save. Both runs were unearned.
|Though it didn't come when Joakim Soria succumbed to Tommy John surgery at the beginning of the season, Greg Holland did eventually get his chance to close in 2012, and he was about as effective in the role as you'd expect a pitcher averaging 12 strikeouts per nine innings to be. Thanks in part to that high strikeout rate, he converted 16 of 18 save opportunities over the final two months, all but ensuring he'll enter 2013 with ninth-inning duties. And given his ability, you have no reason to think he'll be forfeiting the role anytime soon. His ERA and WHIP last year may not seem all that special to you, but keep in mind they were inflated by an especially rocky April when he was battling a stress reaction in his left rib. After returning from a DL stint on May 12, he had a 2.08 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in 60 appearances. The Royals showed their confidence in Holland by letting Soria walk this offseason, which should reinforce your confidence in the 27-year-old right-hander. His lack of track record makes him barely a top-20 reliever on Draft Day, but given his strikeout rate, Holland could be a steal at that price. (Updated 12/7/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/26/13||LAA||2:10 pm||Jerome Williams|
|5/27/13||STL||2:10 pm||Adam Wainwright|
|5/28/13||STL||8:10 pm||Tyler Lyons|
|5/29/13||@ STL||8:15 pm||Lance Lynn|
|5/30/13||@ STL||8:15 pm||John Gast|
|5/31/13||@ TEX||8:05 pm||Nick Tepesch|
|6/1/13||@ TEX||4:05 pm||Yu Darvish|
= probable start