Santiago Casilla RP SF 22 hours ago

Casilla picked up his second win of the season Thursday, tossing a scoreless inning in the walk-off win over the Dodgers.

While he didn't allow a run, Casilla tiptoed around a bases-loaded situation in the top of the ninth inning (one hit, one walk, one HBP). The Giants scored on Justin Maxwell's walk-off hit in the bottom of the inning, giving Casilla his second win of the season. While it wasn't a save, his owners are likely content with the outcome Thursday.

Santiago Casilla RP SF 3 days ago

Casilla converted the rare one-out save in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Dodgers.

The Giants had a five-run lead heading into the ninth inning Tuesday, but Jean Machi allowed a run and left a couple runners on base before manager Bruce Bochy had seen enough. He brought in Casilla, who needed just two pitchers to convert his fifth save of the season.

Santiago Casilla RP SF 1 week ago

Casilla surrendered the go-ahead run in the tenth inning of Thursday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

It wasn't a save situation, but the Giants needed Casilla to shut down the opposition in extra innings and he failed to deliver. He has now given up two runs on four hits and two walks over his last two appearances. He is still 3-for-3 in save opportunities this season, so as long as he continues to get the job done in the ninth inning, then his job is relatively safe.

Santiago Casilla RP SF 2 weeks ago

Casilla pitched a perfect ninth with a strikeout to earn his third save of the season against the Padres on Thursday.

Casilla got the call again as the game went into extra innings. Sergio Romo pitched a perfect eighth inning, but it looks as though manager Bruce Bochy will go with Casilla in save situations until further notice.

Santiago Casilla RP SF 2 weeks ago

Casilla picked up his second save of the season, allowing no runs and one hit while striking out one in Wednesday's win over Arizona.

Casilla is now 2-for-2 for the season in save opportunities and is the Giants' closer for the foreseeable future. Sergio Romo pitched the eighth, but manager Bruce Bochy has said that he could go with Romo occasionally this season.

Santiago Casilla RP SF 3 weeks ago

Casilla earned the first save opportunity of the season for the Giants on Tuesday against the Diamondbacks, hurling a perfect ninth inning.

Casilla was the expected closer coming into this season, but Sergio Romo is still an option out of the bullpen. Romo did come in in relief of starter Madison Bumgarner, but Casilla struck out one batter in the ninth and was out with a save in just 12 pitches.

Santiago Casilla RP SF 3 weeks ago

Manager Bruce Bochy said that Casilla is his closer, but he could go to Romo occasionally this season, CSN Bay Area reports.

While this doesn't sound good for Casilla owners, having the set-up man vulture a few saves isn't an unusual situation. Bochy mentioned that he would turn to Romo (who is historically strong against righties) when the opposing team has a righty-heavy lineup. Casilla will still see the majority of save chances when healthy this season.

Santiago Casilla RP SF 1 month ago

Casilla is struggling this spring, but it is not due to the minor shin injury that he suffered at the start of spring training.

Casilla has given up seven runs on ten hits over six innings this spring. He suffered a minor shin contusion at the start of spring training after taking a line drive off of his leg during a live BP session. Despite his early struggles, Casilla is not listed on the injury report and his slow start is not injury-related. He is still in line to be the closer for the reigning World series champions come Opening Day.

Santiago Casilla RP SF 2 months ago

Casilla (shin) pitched an inning of relief Wednesday and showed no signs of the shin contusion that he suffered a week ago.

Casilla had a bit of a scare during a live batting practice session on February 26 when Casey McGehee drilled a ball off of the closer's shin. The injury was never considered serious, and Casilla's appearance in Wednesday's game further proved that theory. He should be fine going forward and is currently penciled in to be the Giants' closer to start the year.

Santiago Casilla RP SF 2 months ago

Casilla was hit on the left foot by a Casey McGehee line drive during live batting practice Thursday but merely suffered a contusion, Chris Haft of MLB.com reports.

The incident provided a bit of a scare, but Casilla walked off under his own power and manager Bruce Bochy later confirmed that the right-hander escaped with just a bruise. Casilla recorded 16 saves over the final three months of the 2014 season after taking over closer duties from Sergio Romo, and then turned in nine scoreless appearances in the postseason en route to a World Series win. He's expected to serve as the team's endgame option this upcoming season.