"Getting people out -- it's pretty simple," Holland said. "I'm not a big thinker when it comes to stuff concerning baseball. They ask me to hold a lead, and that's my job.
"Long as we win games and I'm feeling healthy, that's how I evaluate."
Holland, 31, notched 125 saves for the Royals from 2013-15 before Tommy John surgery knocked him out of a postseason that saw the Royals win the World Series. Holland sat out in '16 before signing a one-year, $7 million contract with the Rockies that's heavy on incentives for durability and ability to close.
Holland and lefty Mike Dunn (three years, $19 million), who fanned three Brewers looking in the eighth inning, so far have the makings of wise investments. Dunn has fanned five of the six hitters he has faced.
"We know these fellows are capable of what they did the last two nights," Rockies manager Bud Black said. "I've seen it first hand. [General manager] Jeff [Bridich] and our scouts have seen it. Hopefully, this can continue. It's early in the year, but we know the track record of these two fellows."
In two games, Rockies relievers have gone 8 1/3 scoreless innings with 13 strikeouts. Some of it may have been helped by the strikeout-prone Brewers, who have fanned 28 times over the two games.
"We'll take five runs a night," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. "We'll be all right scoring five runs a night."
"It's having the internal competition to do the best we can and push each other," Dunn said. "That's the goal: Good pitching breeds good pitching."
Added Holland: "If you want to be good, you have to take a unit sort of approach. Everybody in the bullpen is one piece. We take pride in getting starters wins and getting them out of jams when they get deep in games."
Having Holland as a ninth-inning anchor helps that confidence grow. And Holland is establishing an interesting early pattern.
On Monday, Holland walked the leadoff hitter and needed a diving play from third baseman Nolan Arenado on a Ryan Braun grounder to start the game-ending double play. On Tuesday, he once again climbed above 95 mph with his fastball, but he mixed in some sliders and a curveball to look sharper than Monday.