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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
4 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  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

Relief pitcher Sergio Romo finalizes $15M, 2-year deal with SF Giants

SAN FRANCISCO -- Free agent reliever Sergio Romo has finalized a $15 million, two-year contract with the San Francisco Giants, keeping a key member of bullpen from three championship runs. Romo could earn an additional $500,000 annually in performance bonuses based on games finished as part of Monday's agreement. The 31-year-old right-hander has spent all seven of his big league...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

AP source: Romo close to new deal with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A person with knowledge of the negotiations says free agent reliever Sergio Romo is closing in on a new contract with the San Francisco Giants. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because final details were still being worked out and the Giants hadn't announced Romo's new contract, which is expected to be for two years. The 31-year-old right-hander...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Would World Series win make the Giants a dynasty?

Sponsored by The Ford Motor Company The Kansas City Royals tied the World Series 1-1 on Wednesday night with a 7-2 win over the San Francisco Giants. While the Royals proved that this year’s Fall Classic won’t be a walkover for the Giants, they are still a long way from knocking off the franchise that has won two of the last four World Series. If Kansas City can’t stop San...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants rely on core of 4 relievers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The San Francisco Giants have their own version of the Core Four that has fueled their recent October dominance. While players with catchy nicknames like the Panda, the Freak and MadBum, and shiny trophies like former NL Rookie of the Year and MVP Buster Posey get most of the accolades, a quartet of relievers has played almost as big a role in putting the Giants...
Via AP on Fox
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Tuesday's Sports In Brief

BASEBALL SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Joe Panik scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Aaron Barrett's bases-loaded wild pitch, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 to return to the NL Championship Series. The wild-card Giants won 3-1 in the best-of-five Division Series by also scoring on a walk and a groundout. Hunter Pence turned in a defensive gem in...
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Defeat Nationals 3-2, Head To NLCS For Rematch With Cardinals

SAN FRANCISCO — Joe Panik scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Aaron Barrett’s bases-loaded wild pitch, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Tuesday night to return to the National League Championship Series. The wild-card Giants took Game 4 in the best-of-five Division Series and eliminated the Nationals by scoring on a bases-loaded walk...
Via NESN.com
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants top Nationals 3-2, return to NLCS vs Cards

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Joe Panik scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Aaron Barrett's bases-loaded wild pitch, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 Tuesday night to return to the NL Championship Series. The wild-card Giants won 3-1 in the best-of-five Division Series by also scoring on a walk and a groundout. Hunter Pence turned in a defensive gem...
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants close out Nationals, will face Cards in NLCS for 2nd time in 3 years

  Joe Panik scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Aaron Barrett's bases-loaded wild pitch, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Tuesday night to return to the National League Championship Series. The wild-card Giants took Game 4 in the best-of-five Division Series and eliminated the Nationals by scoring on a bases-loaded walk, a groundout...
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats Fall In NLDS Opener

The San Francisco Giants won for a National League record ninth straight time in the post season, beating Washington 3-2 on Friday afternoon at Nationals Park. With the win, San Fran takes a 1-0 lead in the best of five National League Divisional Series. Jake Peavy was masterful for the Giants, scattering two hits into the sixth. Stephen Strasburg was solid in his postseason debut...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: The Week 22 Closer Report

Source: Bob Levey/Getty Images North America Welcome to another addition of the Closer Report here at the Fantasy Fix. For Week 22, we see a committee emerge where one hadn’t existed, but otherwise things are slowing down considerably. We also draw closer to the Sept 1 and the roster explosion that comes with that date. Follow along to see where we are today. Remember, we’ve...
Via The Fantasy Fix
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Morse paces Giants to 5-2 win over Phillies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Michael Morse got three hits and scored twice as the San Francisco Giants won consecutive home games for the first time in over two months, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 on Sunday. Andrew Susac had two hits and drove in the go-ahead run for the Giants, who won their first series at home since taking two of three from Arizona right before the All-Star break...
Via AP on Fox
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: The Week 20 Closer Report

Welcome back to The Fantasy Fix’s Closer Report for Week 20. As we move into the final weeks of the season, you may see the column shrink in size as there will be very little movement in the pens. However, I’ll still be here each week with news from the relief corps in the majors. Follow along to see where we are today. Remember, we’ve moved the Fantasy Fix Closer Report Chart...
Via The Fantasy Fix
August 16, 2014  |  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

Bullpen Report, Week 14

Like typical closenado news and happenings, it comes in spurts.  The White Sox, Giants, and the Angels all made changes this past week.  All changes were needed, but only one team, the Giants, look like they will try something new and not return to the original status quo.  Sergio Romo is a proven and decent closer, but he's overused, predictable, and doesn't throw very hard...
Via Razzball
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Slayed By June, Again.

"Hear ye, hear ye!"And lo, it came to pass that the San Francisco Giants nine-and-a-halfgame lead on June eighth disappeared within a span of twenty-one days, and the Giants found themselves tied with the Los Angeles Dodgers as July loomed.The Giants fans who had seen the team play poorly seemingly every time the thirty days of June passed did try not to panic, but the team did...
Via Sporadic Sentinel
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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

Looking for short-term saves? Casilla might be your man (Photo: sfgiantsphotos.mlblogs.com) 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

Sergio Romo removed as Giants closer

The San Francisco Giants have removed Sergio Romo from the closers role. Romo, 31, blew his fifth save of the season on Saturday. He has especially had a tough time recently allowing 9 runs in his last 4 1/3 innings of work. In his last five outings he has three blown saves and very well could have had more. Bochy to close by committee with Affeldt, Casilla #sfgiants — Henry Schulman...
Via Tireball.com
June 29, 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

Injuries Finally Find Giants (with an assist from Bochy)

In 2013 San Francisco Giants fans were happy to believe two big myths about Major League Baseball injuries. First, that a contending baseball team needs to avoid injuries in order to succeed. That’s a myth because every team, every season has to deal with player injures. Talented players going on the Disabled List isn’t an anomaly, it’s a fact of each season and it’s why...
Via The Giants Cove
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Beat Rox 5-1, Cain And Casilla Exit With Hamstring Injuries

With Coors Field and a brewing NL West rivalry in the mix, you knew you were in for an exciting game. While the Giants’ bats certainly gave fans something to cheer about, the 5-1 win over the Rockies didn’t come without consequence as injuries continue to plague the Giants. For the first three innings, Matt Cain cruised through a pretty hot Rockies lineup showing better fastball...
Via BaySportsNet
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

Giants quiet Rockies to even series

San Francisco 5, Colorado 1 When: 8:40 PM ET, Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Where: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado Temperature: 56° Umpires: Home – Adam Hamari, 1B – Jim Reynolds, 2B – Bill Miller, 3B – Victor Carapazza Attendance: 30411 By SportsDirect Inc. Giants 5, Rockies 1: Hunter Pence, Pablo Sandoval and Brandon Crawford homered as visiting San Francisco evened the three...
Via Mile High Sports
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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