Santiago Casilla RP SF 3 weeks ago

Casilla allowed one run on two hits, but still earned the save in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Phillies.

Despite giving up the run, Casilla has now converted three consecutive saves since his disastrous blown save against the Marlins on July 1. After the implosion, manager Bruce Bochy said he would consider using other options in the ninth, but it appears Casilla has regained his manager's confidence and should be considered the closer going forward.

Santiago Casilla RP SF 3 weeks ago

Casilla picked up his 21st save of the season Tuesday, closing the door on the Mets with a scoreless innings.

Casilla picked up a much-needed save after giving up four runs over his last two outings. It was reported that manager Bruce Bochy would mix and match in the ninth inning given the recent struggles of his closer. Tuesday's clean save should restore some confidence in Casilla, and he figures to see the majority of save opportunities until he falters again.

Santiago Casilla RP SF 3 weeks ago

The Giants will mix and match in the ninth inning in the short term, with Casilla and Sergio Romo both struggling, CSN Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic reports.

It's hard to say what direction the Giants will go, but manager Bruce Bochy will likely play the matchups, as he is adept at doing from many years in the postseason. Casilla, who has given up four runs while recording just one out in his last two appearances, is still worth owning in most formats, but his stock is certainly trending down.

Santiago Casilla RP SF 3 weeks ago

Casilla (general soreness) retired just one of the three batters he faced in Monday's game against the Mets.

He allowed one run on two hits, and struck out one, making his first appearance since July 1 due to an ailment the Giants have labeled as general soreness. With a 3.30 ERA and 1.40 WHIP over 30 innings this season, Casilla may be losing his grip on the closer role in San Francisco. It remains to be seen if the team will seek bullpen reinforcements via trade at the upcoming non-waiver deadline.

Santiago Casilla RP SF 1 month ago

Casilla will not be used for a few days according to manager Bruce Bochy, Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area reports.

Casilla gave up three runs without recording an out Wednesday, blowing his first save (and allowing his first runs) since May 31. According to Bochy, his stuff wasn't the same due to general arm fatigue, so the team determined the best course of action will be to rest the closer for an unspecified period of time. With Casilla unavailable, look for Sergio Romo and Javier Lopez to close games based on matchups.

Santiago Casilla RP SF 1 month ago

Casilla blew a save against the Marlins on Wednesday, giving up three runs on three hits while recording no outs.

After giving up no runs in nine outings in the month of June, Casilla gave up back-to-back singles then a three-run home run to Justin Bour in his first outing in July. It was the fourth time in 24 chances that Casilla has blown a save this season.

Santiago Casilla RP SF 1 month ago

Casilla worked around a hit to record the final two outs of Sunday's game against the Rockies, earning his 21st save of the season.

It was the fifth time this season that the 34-year-old earned a save in less than an inning of work, and he continues to get the job done regardless of the situation. Casilla now owns a 2.12 ERA on the season and is firmly entrenched as the closer for the Giants.

Santiago Casilla RP SF 1 month ago

Casilla walked one in a scoreless ninth inning Saturday to notch his 20th save of the season.

He continues to cruise along as the Giants' closer and with Sergio Romo struggling to keep his ERA below 4.00, Casilla's got plenty of job security.

Santiago Casilla RP SF 1 month ago

Casilla struck out the only batter he faced to earn his 19th save of the season Friday against the Dodgers.

The Giants had a comfortable lead entering the ninth but a save situation arose after the Dodgers put men on base and scored a run. Enter Casilla, who slammed the door, solidifying his place as the team's go-to option in high-leverage situations at the end of the game.

Santiago Casilla RP SF 2 months ago

Casilla walked one and struck out two in a shutout inning Saturday to notch his 17th save of the season.

He can sometimes make the ninth inning interesting, but Casilla's 2.59 ERA and 25:11 K:BB ratio in 24.1 are solid, and his spot as the Giants' closer seems fairly secure.