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Santiago Casilla | Relief Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (35) / 7/25/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Santiago Casilla struck out two in a perfect ninth inning to earn the save against the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Casilla inherited a baserunner after Javier Lopez walked Matt Carpenter to lead off the inning, but he made quick work of the next three batters. Casilla struck out Stephen Piscotty and Jhonny Peralta before getting Brandon Moss to fly out to end the game. He's now got 29 saves to go with a 3.70 ERA through 41 1/3 innings. Aug 19 - 1:00 AM

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Santiago Casilla earned his 28th save of the season after securing his team's 3-1 win over the Nationals on Thursday.

Casilla recorded the first two outs on grounders before Michael Taylor managed a double against the closer. The tying run came to the plate in the form of the pinch-hitting Danny Epinosa, who proceeded to strike out. Casilla's now 28-for-33 in save chances with a 3.79 ERA and a 41/18 K/BB ratio in 40 1/3 innings. Batters are currently hitting .270 against the closer. That's not good.
Aug 14 - 1:20 AM

Santiago Casilla notched his 26th save of the season in closing out Sunday's 4-3 win over the A's.

Casilla might have secured the save, but he made it interesting in the ninth. He entered the game protecting a 4-3 lead, then promptly walked Jake Smolinski and allowed a single to Brett Lawrie to open the frame. He would work around the initial problems, though, eventually closing out the game without allowing the tying run to score. Casilla holds a 2.97 ERA and a 37/16 K/BB ratio over 36 1/3 innings with 26 saves in 30 opportunities.
Jul 26 - 7:47 PM

Santiago Casilla allowed a run in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Phillies, but managed to secure the save despite the light trouble.

Casilla struck out two in his frame of work. The run scored on a Ryan Howard single after the closer allowed an infield single to Ben Revere, who moved to third after two incidents of fielder indifference. That the Giants were so unconcerned about the Phillies' ability to score runs that they just let Revere move at will says all you need to know about the Phillies. Casilla is now 23-for-27 in save opportunities and holds a 3.34 ERA and a 33/13 K/BB ratio across 32 1/3 innings. He's thrown some tough innings, but as long as the Giants stick with him in the ninth he should continue to compile saves at a decent rate.
Jul 12 - 7:06 PM

Santiago Casilla faced the minimum in the ninth inning to lasso his 21st save in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Mets.

Casilla issued a leadoff walk to Wilmer Flores, but got Lucas Duda to fly out and John Mayberry, Jr. to ground into a game-ending double play. The right-hander had allowed runs in his previous two outings and hasn't exactly been lights out this season. Nevertheless, he's 21-for-25 in save opportunities with a 3.19 ERA and a 31/13 K/BB ratio in 31 innings.
Jul 8 - 1:20 AM

Santiago Casilla was charged with one run on two hits over one-third of an inning Monday against the Mets.

Casilla tried to keep the game scoreless when he replaced Sergio Romo with runners on second and third in the ninth inning, but he quickly gave up a two-run double to Johnny Monell, who later scored on a single by Juan Lagares. Giants manager Bruce Bochy gave Casilla a few days off due to fatigue, but it looks like he's ready to resume closing duties.
Jul 7 - 8:46 AM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said he will back off Santiago Casilla for a few days due to fatigue.

Casilla blew his fourth save of the season on Wednesday night, yielding three runs without retiring batter. His job still seems safe, but look for Bochy to play the matchups with Javier Lopez and Sergio Romo over the next few games should a save opportunity arise. Casilla, 34, has a 3.03 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 29 2/3 total innings this season. He's been fine for the most part.
Jul 2 - 11:01 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Andrew Susac
3Hector Sanchez
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
3Nick Noonan
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Matt Duffy
LF1Nori Aoki
2Alejandro De Aza
CF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
3Juan Perez
RF1Hunter Pence
2Marlon Byrd
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Mike Leake
4Jake Peavy
5Tim Lincecum
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Hunter Strickland
6George Kontos
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Ryan Vogelsong
9Tim Hudson
10Josh Osich
11Michael Broadway
12Cody Hall