Sergio Romo RP SF 4 days ago
Romo picked up his third save in the past week, tossing a scoreless inning in Saturday's 9-6 win over the Padres.
The Giants' one-run lead was already blown prior to the ninth inning, but Romo still saw a save opportunity after Denard Span blasted a two-run homer in the top of 10th. Despite the full inning of work shown in box score, manager Bruce Bochy actually started the 10th frame with Will Smith to face the left-handed Travis Jankowski. After Smith failed to get him out, Romo was brought in an sent the Padres packing by sandwiching a single in between a strikeout and a double play. Bochy's handling of the inning indicates he still will play handedness matchups where possible, but after converting all three save chances this week, Romo is the clear-cut top option to see the majority of save opportunities in the final week of the season.
Sergio Romo RP SF 6 days ago
Romo earned his third save of the season Thursday versus the Padres, working around a hit with one strikeout in a scoreless inning of work.
Romo got the call for the second straight save scenario, as incumbent closer Santiago has been battered for six runs over his last eight appearances. With the Giants scrapping for playoff positioning, it appears that manager Bruce Bochy has lost his patience with Casilla and will turn to Romo for saves over the season's final week.
Sergio Romo RP SF 1 week ago
Romo struck out two in a scoreless inning for his first save Tuesday against the Dodgers.
With the Giants moving to a closer-by-committee, there was the expectation Romo would get some save chances. Romo converted his first opportunity since Santiago Casilla was demoted with ease. Hunter Strickland has also seen save opportunities, but given Romo's experience, it figures he'll be in line for a few more chances in the season's final days.
Sergio Romo RP SF 2 weeks ago
Romo was used in his usual eighth-inning role Sunday despite there being a likely save opportunity coming in the ninth. He gave up a run before retiring his only batter in a 5-3 win over Arizona.
Manager Bruce Bochy said he would use a committee to close out games after relieving the struggling Santiago Casilla from the closer role. Romo was considered to be a favorite to get the first crack at a save opportunity given his past success as the team's closer. That was not the case Sunday as Bochy opted to keep Romo in the eighth and used Hunter Strickland to finish the final four outs of the game. Things could change over the final few weeks of the season, but it appears that Strickland has moved ahead of Romo in the right-handed reliever pecking order, making the former the more desirable add for those who need saves.
Sergio Romo RP SF 3 weeks ago
Romo is a strong candidate to see save opportunities with Santiago Casilla officially removed as the Giants' closer.
Manager Bruce Bochy remained mum Saturday when asked about his plans for the ninth inning, sticking with his original statement about using a true committee to close out games for the foreseeable future. While that may be in the best interests of the Giants, it doesn't help those in the fantasy realm who are seeking saves at a crucial point of the season. With several potential options in the mix, the best strategy may be to go with the veteran pitcher who has already had success closing out games. Romo is that option for the Giants with 75 converted saves from 2012-2014. While he isn't as dominant as he was back then, his results this season (2.63 ERA and 9.38 K/9) are deserving of an opportunity to reclaim his role. That being said, nothing is concrete right now and we are forced to speculate until we see a string of save opportunities or an official announcement is made.
Sergio Romo RP SF 3 weeks ago
Romo could be an option to close if manager Bruce Bochy removes Santiago Casilla from the role, CSN Bay Area reports.
Casilla's struggles continued Wednesday and a change in the ninth inning could be imminent. Romo is one of several potential replacements if a move is made given his previous experience in the role. While he doesn't have the typical power arsenal you'd expect from a closer, his 2.74 ERA and 9.39 K/9 this season make him a viable candidate.
Sergio Romo RP SF 4 weeks ago
Romo (leg) recorded the first two outs of the eighth inning Wednesday against the Diamondbacks. He gave up one hit and walked two while recording one strikeout before being replaced by Santiago Casilla.
He appeared to injure his leg in Tuesday's game, but the fact that he was right back out there Wednesday suggests he is healthy enough to continue being used in his typical fashion. Of course, the fact that he has been used on back-to-back days suggests manager Bruce Bochy may want to avoid calling upon Romo in Thursday's game against the Cubs.
Sergio Romo RP SF 1 month ago
Romo threw a scoreless inning against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, but he came off the mound in visible pain after taking a tumble while covering first base, CSN Bay Area reports.
The positive news here is that Romo was able to finish out the inning even though he was obviously hurt. After the game manager Bruce Bochy said that his reliever was fine, so it sounds like he avoided serious injury. With Derek Law (elbow) on the disabled list, Romo will continue to be used as a right-handed bridge to closer Santiago Casilla.
Sergio Romo RP SF 1 month ago
Romo struck out both of the batters he faced Thursday, earning his ninth hold in the 10-7 win over the Mets.
Romo has now recorded 10 consecutive outs via the strikeout, bumping his strikeout rate up to 10.31 K/9 on the season. Things haven't been smooth all season for the former closer, but he appears locked in right now and should continue to see hold opportunities going forward.
Sergio Romo RP SF 2 months ago
Romo gave up three runs on two hits over two-thirds of an inning in Tuesday's loss to the Phillies.
Romo had his worst outing of the season Tuesday. While he was only charged with three runs, all five runs in the eighth inning were given up on his watch, and that turned out to be the difference in the game. Because Romo sat out most of the season due to injury, his ERA jumped over two whole runs to 4.63 after Tuesday's disaster. He will be given another chance as a setup man given his successful track record, but if he has another game like Tuesday's in the coming week then Derek Law (2.21 ERA) could take over as the Giants' right-handed setup man.