Latest Greg Holland News

LEADING OFF: Strasburg vs Bauer, Hamels returns, Manuel back

Aug. 14, 2019 3:12 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: STRASBURG VS. BAUER There's quite a pitching matchup at Nationals Park for the series finale between Washington and Cincinnati: Stephen Strasburg vs. Trevor Bauer, two righties who are among the top strikeout artists in the majors this season. For Bauer, it's...

Dozier's piggyback homer, Ross' start help Nats top Reds 3-1

Aug. 13, 2019 11:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After missing three starts because of a stomach bug, Brian Dozier felt good enough to return to the Washington Nationals' lineup, good enough to eat a postgame plate of pasta, good enough to homer — and good enough to celebrate that solo shot with a dugout piggyback ride. After...

AP source: Holland, Nats agree in principle on minors deal

Aug. 13, 2019 1:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Greg Holland and the Washington Nationals are giving it another go, the latest in a long series of moves aimed at helping the team's struggling bullpen. Holland, who was with Washington last season, and the Nationals reached an agreement in principle for him to return on a minor league...

LEADING OFF: Indians take aim at Target, Hamels rolling

Aug. 8, 2019 2:54 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: TARGET TIME A couple months ago, Cleveland trailed the Twins by 11 ½ games in the AL Central and was being written off as too old and too banged-up. But by going a baseball-best 38-16 since June 4, the Indians have closed within two games of Minnesota...

Diamondbacks top Phils, gain ground in wild-card race

Aug. 8, 2019 2:25 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Zac Gallen would have liked to pitch longer in Wednesday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies. But the Arizona Diamondbacks' right-hander was on a pitch count, so he made the most of the time he had. Gallen threw five scoreless innings and helped himself with a run-scoring sacrifice bunt...

Diamondbacks DFA reliever Holland

Aug. 7, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Relief pitcher Greg Holland, a three-time All-Star who led the National League in saves in 2017 with 41, was designated for assignment Wednesday by the Arizona Diamondbacks. Holland, in his ninth season and first with the Diamondbacks, is 1-2 with a 4.54 earned run average in 40 games. He...

Caleb Smith goes 7 innings to help Marlins beat Arizona 11-6

Jul. 29, 2019 11:24 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — By the second inning, Caleb Smith had infield dirt on his jersey, his knee and the backside of his pants, which is why his third inning of pitching was less than clean. Smith endured a bad stretch after a baserunning adventure but recovered to pitch seven innings and help the Miami Marlins...

Rookie OF Ramirez homers to help Marlins beat Arizona 5-1

Jul. 28, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Harold Ramirez committed an ugly error and disagreed with a ruling that cost him an RBI double. Even so, the rookie outfielder had one of his best games yet. Ramirez homered, hit a line drive that scored the tiebreaking run and made consecutive catches against the fence to help the Miami...

Marlins rally in ninth inning to defeat Diamondbacks 3-2

Jul. 27, 2019 12:35 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Harold Ramirez came up with a clutch moment to help the Miami Marlins cap a ninth-inning comeback victory. The 24-year-old rookie hit a game-winning sacrifice fly off reliever Yoshihisa Hirano to finish a two-run rally and lift the Marlins over the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Friday night. The...

Kelly's homer lifts Diamondbacks over Orioles 5-2

Jul. 24, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Taylor Clarke was essentially pitching for his spot in Arizona's rotation. The Arizona right-hander was good enough to keep it, at least for now. Shaking off a rough previous outing, Clarke pitched six effective innings and Carson Kelly hit a three-run homer, lifting the Diamondbacks to a...