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Can Oakland A’s do better than Santiago Casilla in 9th inning?

Can Oakland A’s do better than Santiago Casilla in 9th inning?

The rebuilding Oakland A’s are comfortably in last place in late July, and so at this point their closer position doesn’t matter too much. If they lose a few more games because of their bullpen, it won’t affect the outcome of their season in any meaningful way. But dangit, it sucks watching your team blow it in the 9th inning, no matter what the stakes are. Furthermore, jockeying for draft position just isn’t as valuable as it is in other sports, so extra losses don’t come with that particular silver lining. It’s at least worth trying to do the best you can with what you...

Santiago Casilla’s disastrous night costs Blackburn, Melvin wins

Casilla, the A’s closer, inherited a two-run lead in the ninth and promptly turned it right over, failing to get an out in Toronto’s 3-2 victory Wednesday at Rogers Center. Casilla walked Josh Donaldson to open the ninth, Justin Smoak clobbered a two-run homer to right, and Kendrys Morales followed by doing the same. Over his first five big-league outings, Blackburn, 23, has allowed a total of eight earned runs in 32 innings, a 2.25 ERA. Opponents are 1 for 19 with runners in scoring position against him, including 0 for 9 with two outs. Oakland’s somnambulant offense stirred with...
CSN Bay Area Jul 26, 2017

Casilla gives up two homers in ninth, A's lose to Blue Jays

The A's were on their way to a 2-0 win until two swings of the bat against Santiago Casilla gave the Blue Jays a walk-off win.

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