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Santiago Casilla | Relief Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (34) / 7/25/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Santiago Casilla took his fourth blown save after giving up three runs without retiring a batter Wednesday against the Marlins.
Single, single, home run. Casilla's last two blown saves have been ugly, but since they're his only bad outings in two months, his job is plenty safe enough. The real concern is injury: he always seems to be good for one per year. Jul 1 - 10:14 PM

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Santiago Casilla worked a perfect ninth inning to record his 18th save as the Giants won 8-5 over the Mets on Wednesday.

Casilla got Darin Ceciliani to fly out, Curtis Granderson to ground out, and Ruben Tejada to strike out to end the game. The closer moves to 18-for-21 in save situations with a 2.49 ERA and a 26/11 K/BB ratio in 25 1/3 innings.
Jun 10 - 10:48 PM

Santiago Casilla tossed a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Phillies for his 16th save of the season.

Casilla sat the Phillies down in order and recorded one strikeout. It was nice to see coming off back-to-back shaky outings. The 34-year-old has compiled a 2.70 ERA and 23/10 K/BB ratio over 23 1/3 innings this season while going 16-for-19 in save chances.
Jun 5 - 10:39 PM

Santiago Casilla worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning to grab his 14th save as the Giants beat the Brewers 3-1 on Wednesday.

Casilla got consecutive strikeouts of Ryan Braun and Adam Lind before getting Aramis Ramirez to fly out to end the game. The right-hander hasn't been scored upon in May. He's 14-for-16 in save opportunities with a 1.31 ERA and a 21/7 K/BB ratio in 20 2/3 innings.
May 27 - 4:52 PM

Santiago Casilla allowed two hits but struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save against the Brewers on Tuesday.

Casilla gave up a couple singles to bring the tying run to the plate in Carlos Gomez, but the right-hander got Gomez to fly out to end the threat. Casilla still hasn't allowed a run since April 25, owning a 1.37 ERA. He's got 13 saves, third-most in the National League.
May 27 - 12:24 AM

Santiago Casilla put the tying run on base but escaped with his 10th save as the Giants won 2-0 versus the Dodgers on Tuesday.

Casilla took the hill with a 2-0 lead in the ninth inning and quickly got two outs. But Juan Uribe singled and Joc Pederson walked to put the tying run on base. Casilla was able to get Jimmy Rollins to ground out to first base to end the game. He moves to 10-for-12 in save chances with a 1.65 ERA and a 15/6 K/BB ratio in 16 1/3 innings.
May 20 - 1:25 AM

Santiago Casilla threw an immaculate inning to earn his ninth save Sunday against the Reds.

In other words, he struck out the side on nine pitches. No wasted effort. Casilla boasts a 1.76 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and 14/5 K/BB ratio in 15 1/3 frames this season.
May 18 - 9:39 AM

Santiago Casilla worked a scoreless ninth inning for his eighth save as the Giants enjoyed a 2-0 win over the Padres on Monday.

Casilla worked around a one-out Brandon Belt fielding error, which allowed Justin Upton to reach safely and bring the tying run to the plate. He struck out Yangervis Solarte, then got Jedd Gyorko to fly out to right field to end the game. Casilla is 8-for-10 in save situations thus far with a 2.13 ERA and a 9/4 K/BB ratio in 12 2/3 innings.
May 5 - 1:10 AM

Santiago Casilla needed only 10 pitches to mow down the Dodgers for his sixth save of the season on Tuesday.

Casilla got Howie Kendrick and Scott Van Slyke to ground out before striking out pinch-hitter Adrian Gonzalez to end the contest, preserving a one-run lead. Casilla is 6-for-7 in save opportunities with a 2.79 ERA and an 8/4 K/BB ratio on the year.
Apr 29 - 1:18 AM

Santiago Casilla blew the save on Saturday, allowing one run on two hits in 2/3 of an inning.

Casilla entered the game with one out and the Giants clinging to a one-run lead. After allowing singles to Nick Hundley and D.J. LaMahieu, Casilla induced a grounder from Drew Stubbs to score a run. The Giants would ultimately win the game on a Joe Panik bunt. Casilla had been a perfect 5-for-5 on saves coming into the game. The rough outing bumped his ERA up to 3.12, but he remains a serviceable, if unspectacular, ninth-inning option.
Apr 26 - 12:15 AM

Santiago Casilla recorded the final out of the Giants' 6-2 victory over the Dodgers on Tuesday, picking up his fifth save.

Jean Machi started the inning with the Giants ahead by five runs, but the Dodgers loaded the bases with two outs, forcing manager Bruce Bochy to bring in his closer. Casilla uncorked a wild pitch to allow the Giants to score a run and move everybody else up a base, but Justin Turner grounded out to second base to end the game. Casilla is a perfect 5-for-5 in save chances with a 3.00 ERA and a 5/2 K/BB ratio in six innings.
Apr 22 - 1:59 AM

Santiago Casilla earned his first save of the season with a clean ninth inning in Monday's Opening Day win versus the Diamondbacks.

With a 5-1 lead after seven innings, it didn't appear the Giants would need Casilla, but the D'Backs rallied in the eighth. Casilla got two weak pop-ups, then struck out Paul Goldschmidt to end the contest. The right-hander has been excellent coming out of the bullpen for the Giants for years and should get the lion's share of the save opportunities ahead of Sergio Romo.
Apr 7 - 1:40 AM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy confirmed Saturday that Santiago Casilla would begin the season as the team's closer.

Former closer Sergio Romo has been extremely impressive in Cactus League play, and could be used in the ninth inning in some situations, but Casilla will be the team's primary ninth inning option.
Apr 4 - 2:46 PM

Santiago Casilla earned the save in the Giants' win over the Cardinals in Game 4 of the NLCS on Wednesday.

On to protect a two-run lead, Casilla got pinch-hitter Daniel Descalso and Matt Carpenter out before allowing a single by Jon Jay that brought Matt Holliday to the plate as the tying run. Casilla froze Holliday with a two-seam fastball that ran back over the outside of the plate to end the game, his second strikeout of the night. Casilla has been dominant this postseason, allowing just one hit and one walk over six scoreless innings of work. The Giants own a 3-1 series lead heading into Thursday's Game 5.
Thu, Oct 16, 2014 12:13:00 AM

Santiago Casilla pitched a perfect ninth inning to close out the Cardinals in Game 1 of the NLCS on Saturday.

Casilla was tasked with retiring Jhonny Peralta, Matt Adams and Yadier Molina with a three-run lead, and he had little issue doing so in convincing fashion. Casilla was also spotless in three innings of work in the Division Series against the Nationals. The right-hander is locked in right now.
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 11:36:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Buster Posey
2Andrew Susac
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Joaquin Arias
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Matt Duffy
LF1Nori Aoki
2Travis Ishikawa
CF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
RF1Hunter Pence
2Justin Maxwell
Starting Pitcher
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Tim Hudson
4Jake Peavy
5Tim Lincecum
6Ryan Vogelsong
7Chris Heston
Relief Pitcher
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6George Kontos
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Hunter Strickland
9Michael Broadway