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Holland allowed two runs on three hits and a walk in an inning of work but was still able to pick up his eighth save of the season Tuesday against the Dodgers.

Added 04/19/17 1:40 am (EST)
Holland needed every bit of the three-run lead he was staked to, as he walked Chase Utley to lead off the inning before Corey Seager reached with a base-hit that was initially ruled an out. Justin Turner and Yasmani Grandal each followed with RBI singles before Holland got Adrian Gonzalez to end the game. The veteran had yet to allow a run prior to this outing, so he still carries a solid 2.25 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in addition to his perfect record in save opportunities.
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Holland pitched a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout to earn his seventh save in seven chances in Sunday's 4-3 victory over the Giants.

Added 04/16/17 7:54 pm (EST)
Holland has been one of the better comeback stories in 2017 so far after missing all of last year while recovering from Tommy John surgery. In seven innings, he's allowed just two hits while walking three and striking out nine. The Rockies may be cautious with the 31-year-old because of his high usage early on, but his increased velocity is a great sign that he's here to stay. If Holland continues to pitch like this, he'll be one of the best closer values of 2017.
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Holland escaped a bases-loaded jam in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Giants, getting Eduardo Nunez to ground into a game-ending double play, to notch his sixth save of the season.

Added 04/14/17 7:31 am (EST)
It's the first time this year Holland has run into any sort of real trouble, but the veteran reliever shut the door on the Giants in style. Given that he missed all of 2016 recovering from Tommy John surgery early-season fatigue may be creeping in for the 31-year-old, as he's been called upon six times in 11 games so far by the Rockies, but there should be plenty of Coors Field blowouts ahead in which he can rest.
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Holland worked around a walk with a pair of strikeouts in a scoreless inning to earn his fifth save of the season Tuesday against the Padres.

Added 04/12/17 12:01 am (EST)
Entering a one-run game, Holland walked the first batter he faced and later allowed him to move into scoring position on a wild pitch. He then buckled down to strike out the final two batters he faced to become the first reliever to record five saves this season. Holland still hasn't allowed a run or even a hit through five innings and is providing great returns for fantasy owners savvy enough to scoop him up at the start of the year.
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Holland struck out a pair in a spotless inning of work to earn his fourth save of the season in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Dodgers.

Added 04/09/17 1:24 am (EST)
Making his first appearance at Coors Field since joining the club, Holland continued a recent trend of dominance with another perfect outing, needing 16 pitches to retire the side in order. He walked the first batter he faced this season, but Holland has now retired 12 straight hitters en route to a perfect 4-for-4 in save opportunities and appears to be recapturing the form that made him one of the top fantasy relievers available a couple of years ago.
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Holland struck out two in a perfect ninth inning to pick up his third save of the season in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Brewers.

Added 04/07/17 7:54 am (EST)
The former Royal has been dominant to begin his Rockies tenure, posting a 4:1 K:BB through three scoreless frames, but Holland has yet to pitch in Coors Field. If the thin air mutes the bite on his slider, the 31-year-old's ERA could rise in a hurry. Given his draft-day price, though, he'll still be a tremendous bargain if he keeps racking up saves, no matter how many runs Holland coughs up at home.
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Holland may be unavailable if a save opportunity arises Wednesday against the Brewers, the Denver Post's Patrick Saunders reports.

Added 04/05/17 5:51 pm (EST)
He has pitched in back-to-back games, notching saves in each contest, so his owners won't be complaining, but it's worth noting that he may not be used if there is a save chance in the third game of the season. Adam Ottavino is likely also unavailable after pitching in back-to-back games, so Jake McGee could be in line for a save chance in this contest.
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Holland struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Tuesday to record his second save of the season in a 6-5 win over the Brewers.

Added 04/05/17 12:10 am (EST)
His fastball topped out at 95 mph and while it's still very early, Holland is looking an awful lot like the dominant closer who racked up 125 saves from 2013-15 with the Royals prior to his Tommy John surgery. The 31-year-old has yet to pitch regularly at Coors Field, though, which is likely to make it tough for him to post elite ratios even if he's still getting saves and strikeouts.
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Holland walked one in a scoreless ninth inning to pick up the save on Opening Day against the Brewers.

Added 04/03/17 10:12 pm (EST)
After walking Jonathan Villar to leadoff the inning, Holland got Eric Thames to line out before inducing a double play off the bat of Ryan Braun to end the game. Although the Rockies' new closer didn't deal a first-pitch strike to any of the three hitters he faced, Holland did face three of Milwaukee's best bats. With his first save since 2015 under his belt, the 31-year-old can take a deep breath and settle in with his new club.
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Ottavino may open the year as the setup man, with Greg Holland potentially opening the year as the closer, the Denver Post's Nick Groke reports.

Added 03/16/17 12:08 pm (EST)
Groke referred to Holland as "the man to whom the Rockies will probably pin closer status next month," and while there has been no official word from the team or quotes to support this notion, the Rockies beat writer is as plugged in as anyone, so his opinion on the matter carries a lot of weight. Ottavino was dominant last season, but he has just 11 career saves compared to Holland's 145, so inexperience may be working against him here. He is still worth rostering in most deeper formats, given the fact that Holland is coming back from Tommy John surgery and nothing has been officially announced regarding who will close, but he needs to be downgraded significantly following Groke's take on the matter.
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