4:46 PM EDT, Sun June 26, 2016

Updated Giants notes: Emotional sellout on Pride Night in Tampa Bay, Santiago Casilla replaced on roster, Brandon Belt returns to lineup, Bochy plots out rotation and DH plans, etc.

UPDATED with rotation and DH plans for the remainder of the weekend. -AB ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Visiting teams often anticipate sparse crowds at Tropicana Field, but it will be a much different atmosphere when the Giants begin their three-game… Continue Reading → The post Updated Giants notes: Emotional sellout on Pride Night in Tampa Bay, Santiago Casilla replaced on roster, Brandon Belt returns to lineup, Bochy plots out rotation and DH plans, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.

Bruce Bochy‘s guarded vote of confidence for Santiago Casilla

Bruce Bochy‘s guarded vote of confidence for Santiago Casilla Manager Bruce Bochy, further addressing one of the team’s most significant issues Saturday, gave Santiago Casilla a qualified vote of confidence after Friday night’s 3-2 loss, Casilla’s second in three games on the homestand. “He’s our experienced guy,” Bochy said. Do I feel I need to back off him? Bochy also said he might mix and match more with Javier Lopez as he did in Wednesday’s 2-1 victory against the Red Sox. Bochy had Casilla start the ninth but also used Lopez and Hunter Strickland to secure the...

Giants notes: Bruce Bochy gives nuanced vote of confidence to Santiago Casilla, etc.

SAN FRANCISCO – Giants manager Bruce Bochy delivered a nuanced take on his unsteady bullpen, saying that he would stick with closer Santiago Casilla but stopping short of issuing a vote of confidence in the veteran right-hander.   “Do I… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Bruce Bochy gives nuanced vote of confidence to Santiago Casilla, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.

Johnny Cueto and Santiago Casilla wobble in different respects in Giants' painful 3-2 loss

SAN FRANCISCO – When you are tasked with beating the great Kershaw, as Hemingway might have described him, any misstep is disastrous. Any wobble can turn a stack of plates into pottery shards.   The Giants wobbled twice in a… Continue Reading → The post Johnny Cueto and Santiago Casilla wobble in different respects in Giants' painful 3-2 loss appeared first on Giants Extra.
McCovey Chronicles Jun 11, 2016

Giants lose crusher to Dodgers in ninth, 3-2

Santiago Casilla ruined another game, and now people have questions. We’ll get to the Casilla conundrum in a bit. There will be Cueto kudos, Kershaw cussing, and maybe even a bit on Belt bunts. For right now, though, I would like to point out that the Dodgers used two pitchers in a one-run game. These two pitchers are the best in baseball at their respective jobs. Yet the Giants hit three different balls from the seventh inning on that were a couple feet from being home runs. And then the Dodgers hit a wall-scraper to win. We should be talking about the unlikely home runs to the deepest...
San Jose Mercury News Jun 11, 2016

Dodgers beat Giants on ninth-inning home run

Santiago Casilla served up a home run to Justin Turner leading off the ninth inning, and Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen stranded two runners in the Giants' 3-2 loss at AT&T Park.
Sons of Steve Garvey Jun 8, 2016

Post-Game 60 Thread: Three Is A Magic Number (For Us, Anyway)

DODGERS 4, ROCKIES 3 Going to the ninth inning this evening, there were two NL West games of relevance, both knotted at 3-3 ties. In San Francisco, Boston was down 3-2 before battling back to tie the game 3-3 in the seventh inning. And then, in the tenth inning, Xander Bogaerts hit a two-run single off of Giants closer Santiago Casilla to win the game. Casilla had loaded the bases, and as the Boston commentator mentioned, "I think Bochy stayed with this closer too long": Your browser does not support iframes. Meanwhile, down in sunnier climates, the Dodgers and Rockies were tied at 3...

With Posey injured, Giants, Casilla lose to Red Sox

"Buster Posey scratched" is not the most auspicious way to start a homestand and a series against team with the most potent offense in baseball. With Hunter Pence on his way to the operating table and Angel Pagan still more than a week away from playing, Posey joined the inactives Tuesday night with a chronic nerve irritation in his right thumb. The undermanned Giants put up a fight, thanks largely to starter Albert Suarez, but lost 5-3 on Xander Bogaerts two-run single in the 10th against Santiago Casilla, who continues to give management every reason to consider a change at closer. The...
San Jose Mercury News Jun 1, 2016

Pence injury, Braves rally stings Giants

Pence crumpled to the ground shortly after starting out of the box on a ground ball and clutched his right hamstring in the fourth inning, then Santiago Casilla blew a save in the ninth of an eventual 5-4, 11-inning loss to the Atlanta Braves.

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