Colorado Rockies: 3 players who deserve an All-Star Game roster spot
By Kevin Henry
Greg Holland has been lights out for the Rockies this season and should easily get the call to come out of the bullpen for the National League.
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Prior to Wednesday’s game in Pittsburgh, Holland has appeared in 25 games for the Rockies this season and was 23-for-23 in saves with a 1.14 ERA. In the 23.2 innings that he’s pitched, he’s allowed just 10 hits and struck out 32 batters.
How effective has he been for Colorado this season? He’s the only reliever with more than 20 saves in either league, with Craig Kimbrel of Boston and Tampa Bay’s Alex Colome second in Major League Baseball with 18 saves each.
Holland was recently called the best offseason signing by any Major League team, and the 31-year-old right-hander has proven Colorado’s faith in his recovery from Tommy John surgery was well-founded.
His success to lock down games has been a welcome change for a Rockies bullpen that has struggled mightily in recent years. With Holland as the closer, Colorado has found one of the weapons it has been missing. His dominance is one of the reasons why the Rockies have a National League-high 41 wins.