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Santiago Casilla, Bullpen Struggling As San Francisco Giants Enter Crucial Stretch

(AP Photo/John Amis) As the San Francisco Giants enter a tough August schedule, one that has the team facing nothing but playoff contending clubs over the next 25 games, the offense remains as hot as the temperatures the Giants will be playing in this month. The same can’t be said for the pitching, or more accurately the bullpen, which has struggled for most of the season, as...
Via The Sports Journal
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

The Key to the Giants Dominant Month of May

San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Santiago Casilla, center, and catcher Buster Posey, right, are greeted by their teammates at the end of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Friday, May 29, 2015, in San Francisco. San Francisco won 4-2. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) As the book closes on the month of May, no team in baseball is more upset to see it go than the San Francisco...
Via The Sports Journal
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Santiago Casilla Quietly Dominating in Giants’ Bullpen

Pitcher Santiago Casilla #46 and catcher Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 at Dodger Stadium on April 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images) If asked to rank baseball’s most dominant closers this season, Santiago Casilla may not place high on that list. Much of that has to do with...
Via The Sports Journal
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants' Casilla pitches 'immaculate' inning

Santiago Casilla needed only nine pitches to record a save on Sunday in the Giants’ win over the Reds. Each of those nine pitches were strikes, and they led to strikeouts of three consecutive batters. The act of three strikeouts on three pitches each constitutes an “immaculate” inning. It’s a rare feat, but not as rare as accomplishments like perfect games or four-homer games...
Via Fox Sports
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants closer Casilla hit on shin during batting practice

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) San Francisco Giants closer Santiago Casilla was hit on his left shin by a batted ball and left for X-rays during a spring training workout Thursday. Casilla was throwing batting practice to Casey McGehee when the reliever got hit. ''He was having fun with the hitters, getting on them because they weren't hitting him,'' Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. Casilla...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants News: Santiago Casilla named closer after third save

The San Francisco Giants have had bullpen problems, among the other problems in their month-long skid. It started with the apparent sudden mortality of long-time closer Sergio Romo. The World Series hero blew three saves in the month of June and was removed from the role at the end of the month. Manager Bruce Bochy then declared that the Giants were going with a "closer by committee...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Roster Moves I Actually Made, Week 13: Speculating on Saves

Looking for short-term saves? Casilla might be your man (Photo: As tempting as it is to write about Mookie Betts and why you should pick him up (you should) I am sure you have already heard it from everyone else and their mother. I’m going to take a different route and talk about MLB trade deadline prep. This is one of the most exciting months of the...
Via Baseball Professor
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants P Santiago Casilla injures himself trying to beat out infield single (GIF)

Like most other relief pitchers, Santiago Casilla has had very few at-bats during his career. On Thursday night, the San Francisco Giants righthander experienced the fifth plate appearance of his career and first since 2012. The Giants probably wish they replaced him with a pinch hitter. With San Francisco leading 5-1, Casilla chopped a ground […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Injury Update: Santiago Casilla leaves game with right hamstring injury

In the ninth inning of a San Francisco Giants win over the Rockies, pitcher Santiago Casilla left the game due to a right hamstring injury, according to Alex Pavlovic of The San Jose Mercury News. He will undergo an MRI Thursday and will likely hit the disabled list. Right hamstring for Casilla, MRI tomorrow. Likely to DL tomorrow, Bochy said. He's talking to Sabean about roster...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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