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Holland pitched a scoreless ninth inning with two strikeouts to collect his 19th save of the season during Sunday's win over Cincinnati.

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With a 0.96 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and 12.5 K/9 to go along with his 19 saves, Holland deserves mention among the elite closers in both the real and fantasy games. He's probably going to have some hiccups going forward, especially considering that Coors Field is his home park, but it'll take multiple collapses before his job is in any danger.
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Holland struck out a batter to collect his league-leading 18th save of the season during Thursday's win over Minnesota.

Added 05/18/17 9:43 pm (EST)
The next closest closer has just 12 saves, so it's a sizable gap atop the leaderboard for Holland. He's also posted a 1.02 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and 7.5 K/9 while also turning in scoreless appearances in 18 of 19 outings. With a perfect 18-for-18 conversion rate in save opportunities, Holland has re-established himself as an elite reliever after missing all of 2016 following Tommy John surgery.
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Holland retired the only batter he faced Tuesday to pick up his 17th save of the season in a 7-3 win over the Twins.

Added 05/17/17 6:48 am (EST)
Jake McGee started the ninth inning and gave up a one-out double to Jason Castro before Chris Gimenez also reached base on a wild pitch while striking out on what should have been the final out of the game. With the tying run now on deck, Holland came in and got Brian Dozier to pop up. The former Royal is now a perfect 17-for-17 on save chances this year with the Rockies and is proving to be one of the bargain free agents of the offseason.
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Holland struck out the side in a perfect ninth inning Sunday against the Dodgers to pick up his 16th save of the season.

Added 05/15/17 12:30 pm (EST)
Aided by a three-run lead, the 31-year-old continued to completely dominate the opposition, fanning Chris Taylor, Chase Utley and Yasiel Puig on 16 pitches. Sunday's outing also marked Holland's ninth straight scoreless appearance and third perfect outing in his last four appearances, bringing his ERA and WHIP down to career-best marks of 1.06 and 0.82, respectively.
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Holland was credited with his 15th save in Thursday's 10-7 win over the Dodgers, firing a scoreless ninth inning while giving up a hit and recording a strikeout.

Added 05/12/17 12:07 pm (EST)
The idea of a save situation for Holland was outright laughable after the Rockies had taken a 10-0 lead after four innings, and was still relatively unlikely when Scott Oberg opened the ninth with the benefit of a 10-5 edge. That quickly evaporated after Oberg gave up three straight hits, leading to Holland being summoned. After allowing a Chris Taylor single that loaded the bases, the closer induced a double play from Chase Utley that conceded a run and then struck Yasiel Puig out swinging to end the game. It was the eighth straight scoreless effort for the 31-year-old right-hander, who's a perfect 15-for-15 in save chances this season.
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Holland struck out a pair in a perfect ninth inning Wednesday against the Cubs, recording his 14th save.

Added 05/11/17 12:52 am (EST)
Someone may have forgotten to notify Holland that he's pitching in Coors Field this year, as his spectacular 1.20 ERA and 13 baserunners in 15 innings are stats that seem like they belong in a different ballpark. In fact, Holland has faced 21 batters at home, allowing just a single hit and two walks while striking out eight. Have we mentioned that his 14 saves (in 14 tries) easily lead the majors?
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Holland picked up his eleventh save of the season Saturday as he allowed a hit and struck out one Arizona hitter in a scoreless ninth inning.

Added 04/30/17 12:11 am (EST)
David Peralta slashed a single off the right-hander on the first pitch of the inning, but Holland managed to navigate through the top of the order to remain perfect in save opportunities. Things were a bit dicey, as a wild pitch and a few hard hit balls complicated the outing, but a stellar diving catch by Gerardo Parra and a backwards K against Paul Goldschmidt sealed the deal. Despite the drama, Holland's ERA dropped to 1.50 following the blank frame.
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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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