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Should Giants fans sweat through Casilla saves tries? Plus lineup

Should Giants fans sweat through Casilla saves tries? When they entered a game, fans chewed off their fingernails and bemoaned how scary their ninth innings were. Which brings us to Santiago Casilla, who got his 100th career save (96th with the Giants) in Monday night’s 5-4 victory against the Padres. Among the 17 pitchers who have at least that many, Casilla’s success rate of 82.2 percent is second-worst, with only Addison Reed (82.0) behind him. Arm trouble has not been an issue. To assess Casilla’s value as a closer one needs to look at the overall picture. After the Benitez...
McCovey Chronicles Apr 26, 2016

Santiago Casilla is probably the most underrated San Francisco Giant of all time

A hot take made wishy-washy by the word probably Santiago Casilla came into a tough situation last night. The Giants were up by one in the eighth inning, there were two men on and two outs. This is exactly the situation where you want to bring in your shutdown reliever, your high leverage guy, the one reliever you trust more than any other on the staff. How did Giants fans on Twitter respond to Caslila coming in? Here's one representative example: CASILLA FOR FOUR OUTS WHAT COULD GO WRONG — groug (@moonwalkmcfly) April 26, 2016 Ha ha, what kind of stupid jerk would say that,...

Santiago Casilla rescues Giants' young bullpen, earns every bit of his 100th career save in 5-4 victory over Padres

SAN FRANCISCO – Madison Bumgarner arrived at his locker Monday afternoon to find a gift from Hunter Pence, his teammate and resident “Game of Thrones” nut. It was a huge black helmet in the shape of a hound’s head, its… Continue Reading → The post Santiago Casilla rescues Giants' young bullpen, earns every bit of his 100th career save in 5-4 victory over Padres appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants, Cain don't like the fit of these plus-fours in shutout loss to Diamondbacks

SAN FRANCISCO – Although some segments of the fan base might be howling, it’s easy for Giants manager Bruce Bochy to disregard the two blown saves from closer Santiago Casilla in the early going. The ninth inning, Bochy said, is… Continue Reading → The post Giants, Cain don't like the fit of these plus-fours in shutout loss to Diamondbacks appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants’ George Kontos to DL; more bad bullpen news

Giants’ George Kontos to DL; more bad bullpen news George Kontos, who had appeared in eight of the first 13 games and produced a 1.59 ERA, will go the disabled list Tuesday with a flexor strain, an injury similar to the one that shelved reliever Sergio Romo. The Giants lost to the Diamondbacks 9-7 because the bullpen wasted leads in the eighth and ninth innings and unraveled further in the decisive 11th when Arizona scored twice off Chris Heston, who threw three wild pitches. “I believe in this bullpen,” said closer Santiago Casilla, who coughed up a game-tying homer to Jake Lamb...

Giants announcer Jon Miller makes a big league save on hilarious grand slam call

SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants announcer Jon Miller is now tied with Santiago Casilla for the team lead in saves. The Hall of Fame broadcaster rescued himself in the eighth inning in hilariously creative fashion, when he called a grand slam… Continue Reading → The post Giants announcer Jon Miller makes a big league save on hilarious grand slam call appeared first on Giants Extra.

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