Santiago Casilla RP SF 2 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 1 month 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.

Santiago Casilla RP SF 6 months ago

Casilla picked up his 18th save of the season Thursday, tossing a clean inning in the win over San Diego.

Casilla has been brilliant ever since taking over for Sergio Romo as the closer mid-season. He has converted 18-of-22 save opportunities to compliment his 1.73 ERA on the season.

Santiago Casilla RP SF 6 months ago

Casilla pitched two perfect frames Monday, picking up the win in an extra-inning game versus the Dodgers.

The Giants went with Casilla in the 11th inning of a tie game, paving the way for rookie Hunter Strickland to earn his first career save. The situation was an oddity in an extra-inning affair. Casilla is still firmly entrenched as the closer.

Santiago Casilla RP SF 6 months ago

Casilla struck out a pair during a scoreless inning against the D-backs on Wednesday to record his 17th save of the season.

Sergio Romo tossed a scoreless eighth and was credited with a win Wednesday. As the Giants continue to push toward a playoff spot, Casilla remains in the ninth-inning role after replacing Romo in late June.

Santiago Casilla RP SF 6 months ago

Casilla slammed the door on the Diamondbacks on Tuesday night, tossing a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout in the Giants' 2-1 win.

Casilla (16 saves, 1.86 ERA) has successfully converted 16 of 20 save opportunities, and while the Giants have recently stated he would share closing duties with Sergio Romo, he has clearly been their man when he's available.

Santiago Casilla RP SF 7 months ago

Casilla struck out one during a scoreless ninth inning Saturday to earn his 15th save of the season.

Sergio Romo served up a solo home run in the eighth inning, and Casilla continues to handle the closer role capably for manager Bruce Bochy. As a result, he appears to be safely entrenched as the team's ninth-inning option for the stretch run.

Santiago Casilla RP SF 7 months ago

Casilla picked up the save in Monday's make up against Colorado from a suspended game in May.

The save technically counts as his second of the season, but it pushed his total to 14 on the season. It was also his third-consecutive save since manager Bruce Bochy indicated he would split closing duties with Casilla and Sergio Romo. Romo hasn't seen a save opportunity since that statement, and he gave up the game-winning run to the Rockies in the nightcap. So it looks as if Casilla's role as the team's closer is relatively safe for now.

Santiago Casilla RP SF 7 months ago

Casilla will share closing duties with Sergio Romo from here on out, CSNCalifornia.com reports.

Casilla picked up the save Saturday night against the Brewers, but not before making things interesting by a run on two hits and a hit by pitch. Though his numbers on the season remain sterling, Casilla has been only so-so since assuming closing duties in early July following Romo's ouster. Meanwhile, Romo has pitched dramatically better since moving to middle relief, and it appears he's regained the trust of manager Bruce Bochy. Both relievers should probably be held for now, but given Romo's proven success in the closer's role prior to this season, he should be viewed as the favorite to ultimately emerge as the victor in the job battle.