|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||62.00||3.00||4.00||39.00||2.32||1.00||62.00||13.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Pittsburgh|| 1.0||0||0|| 0.00||1||0||0|
|vs LHB|| 13.1||0||0|| 6.75||0||7||7|
|vs RHB|| 26.2||0||0|| 4.05||0||3||30|
|07/28/2014||Danny Duffy, SP KC|
Sergio Romo, RP SF
|Francisco Liriano, SP PIT|
Trevor Rosenthal, RP STL
|07/28/2014||Sergio Romo, RP SF||Rafael Soriano, RP WAS|
Addison Reed, RP ARI
|07/28/2014||Sergio Romo, RP SF|
Chase Anderson, SP ARI
Joe Smith, RP LAA
Santiago Casilla, RP SF
Miguel Cabrera, 1B DET
Roenis Elias, SP SEA
|Gregory Polanco, RF PIT|
Derek Holland, SP TEX
Anthony Rizzo, 1B CHC
Greg Holland, RP KC
J.J. Hardy, SS BAL
Mat Latos, SP CIN
Jake McGee, RP TB
|Last 10 Games|
|Sergio Romo strings together three excellent appearances |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(7/16/14) Giants pitcher Sergio Romo gave up just one hit and walked none in 3 1/3 scoreless innings in his last three appearances before the All-Star break while striking out seven batters.
Romo was removed from the closer role after blowing saves in three of his last five appearances of June, giving up nine earned runs in 4 1/3 innings during that stretch. He's been much better in July, though he did give up two runs in a one-out appearance during the first week of the month. Romo owns a 4.86 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 35:9 K:BB ratio in 37 innings.
|Who's next in line to close? |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(7/8/14) The funny thing about the closer role is that while innumerable relievers are capable of filling it, only 30 can at any one time, giving those 30 disproportionate value in Fantasy. And while in shallower leagues, 30 is more than enough to go around, in standard 12-team formats, it's a shortage. As a result, anticipating the next to enter the role is well worth your while.
Among all middle relievers, I believe Jake McGee, Jeurys Familia, Sergio Romo, Joaquin Benoit, Neil Ramirez, Brad Ziegler, Jason Grilli and Rex Brothers have the best chance of stepping into the closer role by the end of the month. To read up on them and their chances, check out my latest post to the Fantasy Baseball Today blog.
|Sergio Romo picks up relief win Saturday |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(7/5/14) Giants closer Sergio Romo (4-3) picked up a relief win Saturday night against San Diego.
Romo surrendered one hit and one walk while striking out one over one inning of work. Brandon Belt crushed a two-run home run in the 10th inning to give his team the lead for good. He owns a 4.86 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP over 33 1/3 innings of relief.
|Giants going to closer-by-committee approach |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(6/29/14) Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced Sunday he's removing Sergio Romo from the full-time closer's role for the time being. Bochy said he will go to a closer-by-committe approach, which will consist of Jeremy Affeldt, Santiago Casilla and Romo, who will also work in a setup role.
"I think it's time we tweak it a little bit," Bochy said, per MLB.com. "He [Romo] has done a great job. It's fair to say he's having his struggles. We think we can help him late in the ballgame. He'll still be part of the mix, so we're going to back him off a little bit and do it by committee."
Bochy is hoping this move will get Romo back on track.
"He's done that (setup role) before, he's done a great job at it and I think he'll do a great job wherever we use him," Bochy said. "He's fine with it right now. How long this committee thing goes, I can't tell you, but hopefully it gets him going."
|Sergio Romo in jeopardy of losing job as Giants' closer? |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(6/29/14) Giants manager Bruce Bochy might finally be ready to make a change at closer. After watching Sergio Romo suffer his fifth blown save Saturday against the Reds, Bochy wasn't ready to back Romo as the team's closer after the 7-3 loss.
"Oh, I don’t know. I won’t answer it now," Bochy said when asked if Romo was still the team's closer, per CSN Bay Area. "It’s something I’m sure we’ll talk about here (Sunday). He’s done such a good job for us. I know everybody has their moments. If we have to tweak it, we’ll tweak it. This is not the time to talk about it."
Romo said his confidence isn't wavering despite posting an 18.69 ERA in his last five outings. He has three blown saves in that span.
"I feel I’ve been getting back in the groove again … and today was obviously a setback," Romo said. "It’s legitimately one pitch away. It’s making that last pitch, putting them away. That’s what I’m missing right now. Today was a setback but it doesn’t (affect) my confidence. I’m one pitch away.
"It’s understanding the game, understanding myself and what’s happening. The game adjusts to you, you adjust back."
|The Giants moved forward with Sergio Romo as their closer in 2013 after the right-hander helped fill the void at the end of the 2012 season when Brian Wilson went down with an elbow injury. Although San Francisco struggled to a 76-86 record last season, anointing Romo the closer was one of the team's better decisions. Romo went 5-8 with a 2.54 ERA and 1.08 WHIP, while converting 38 of 43 save chances. Romo posted a career-worst 7.9 hits per nine innings and his strikeout rate declined to a career-worst 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings, but overall it was still a productive campaign. The Giants should be in the playoff hunt in the NL West, which makes Romo -- who is entering the final year of his contract -- a good source for saves. He is a top 10 Fantasy reliever and worthy of a mid-round selection.
(Updated 1/7/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/28/14||PIT||10:15 pm||Vance Worley|
|7/29/14||PIT||10:15 pm||Francisco Liriano|
|7/30/14||PIT||3:45 pm||Charlie Morton|
|8/1/14||@ NYM||7:10 pm||Jonathon Niese|
|8/2/14||@ NYM||7:10 pm||Jacob deGrom|
|8/3/14||@ NYM||1:10 pm||Bartolo Colon|
|8/4/14||@ NYM||12:10 pm||Dillon Gee|
= probable start