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46 Santiago Casilla RP
Height/Weight: 6-0/210 | Birthdate: 7/25/1980 | Birthplace: San Cristobal, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: San Francisco | College: No College | MLB Experience: 12 | Salary: $4,166,667 | Owned/Started%: 86/74 | Average Draft Position: 200.86
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Giants closer Santiago Casilla strikes out two; earns save


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/26/2015) Giants closer Santiago Casilla picked up his 26th save of the season on Sunday against the Athletics.

Casilla struck out two batters while closing out the ninth inning in a 4-3 victory. 


Giants RP Santiago Casilla throws scoreless inning for 25th save


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/25/2015) Giants closer Santiago Casilla worked around a pair of two-out baserunners to nail down his 25th save of the season on Saturday. Casilla allowed a walk and and a hit with two outs, but he got Marcus Semien swinging to end the game and preserve the 2-1 victory over the A's.

Casilla has had a shaky season at the back end of the Giants' bullpen, evidenced by his 3.06 ERA and 1.388 WHIP. But ultimately he's gotten the job done more times than not, and his 25 saves rank fifth in the National League.


Giants pitcher Santiago Casilla earns 24th save of season Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2015) Giants pitcher Santiago Casilla closed the door on the Diamondbacks on Sunday to earn his 24th save of the season.

Casilla entered in the ninth inning with a one-run lead and recorded the final three outs after allowing one hit. He now has a 3.15 ERA and has converted 24 of his 28 save opportunities this season.


Giants RP Santiago Casilla earns 23rd save


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/12/2015) Santiago Casilla had a bumpy outing, allowing a run, but the Giants closer was able to shut the door on a Phillies rally in a 4-2 victory Sunday. 

Casilla allowed two hits in his inning of work, including an RBI single to Ryan Howard, but regrouped to strike out two hitters and pick up his 23rd save in 27 chances. 

Since taking a break for "arm fatigue," Casilla has grabbed three saves in four outings. 


Giants RP Santiago Casilla needs one out to get 22nd save


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/12/2015) Giants closer Santiago Casilla nailed down his 22nd save of the season in the 8-5 win over the Phillies on Saturday. Casilla was tasked with getting the final out of the ninth inning, after Serigo Romo began the frame by giving up a run.

Casilla retired the only batter he faced, preserving the victory for the Giants. It hasn't been pretty for Casilla this year, as he does own a 3.16 ERA this year. But he is three saves shy of matching his career-high. 


Giants RP Santiago Casilla earns save Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2015) Giants pitcher Santiago Casilla recorded the final three outs of the ninth inning to earn his 21st save of the season during Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Mets.

Casilla walked one batter during the inning and his ERA is now 3.19. He has converted 21 of his 25 save chances this season.


Giants closer Santiago Casilla struggles in return from short layoff


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2015) Giants closer Santiago Casilla made his return to action Monday against the Mets, which was his first appearance since suffering his fourth blown save Wednesday. Manager Bruce Bochy said he wanted to give Casilla some time off since he looked tired last week.

Casilla pitched in the ninth inning Monday during a non-save situation. Unfortunately, it was not a very strong performance.

The right-hander relieved Sergio Romo after Romo allowed a single and double to the first two batters in a scoreless game in the ninth inning. Casilla gave up a two-RBI double to the first batter he faced. He bounced back to strike out Lucas Duda before allowing an RBI single to Juan Lagares.

Casilla was lifted after Lagares' single, which gave New York a 3-0 lead. Casilla was charged with one run on two hits in one-third of an inning.


Giants' Bochy will avoid using Santiago Casilla for a few days


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Thursday he is going to stay away from closer Santiago Casilla for a few days due to general fatigue.

Bochy said Casilla looked a little tired after the right-hander suffered his fourth blown save during a 6-5 loss to the Marlins on Wednesday. Casilla could not protect a two-run lead in the ninth inning, as he recorded no outs and allowed a three-run, walk-off homer to Justin Bour. Casilla allowed three hits in the inning.

Prior to Wednesday's meltdown, Casilla had thrown nine straight scoreless outings. He allowed two hits and two walks, while striking out eight in 7 1/3 innings during that span.

Bochy said if a save situation arises in the next few days, then he will play the matchups using relievers Sergio Romo and Javier Lopez.


Giants RP Santiago Casilla notches 20th save on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/27/2015) Giants closer Santiago Casilla worked a scoreless ninth inning to record his 20th save of the season in Saturday's 7-5 win over the Rockies. Casilla worked around a lead-off walk by getting a fly ball, a lineout and a grounder to end the game.

Casilla has now gone eight appearances this month without allowing a run to score. He has given up just one hit over that span as well.


Santiago Casilla pitches perfect tenth for Giants


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2015) Giants closer Santiago Casilla pitched a perfect tenth inning, striking out two of the three batters he faced on Tuesday. 

Casilla entered the tie game and didn't allow a runner. Eleven of his 17 pitches were strikes. 

Three of Casilla's four appearances since June 12 have been non-save situations. 


Giants RP Santiago Casilla records one-out save on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/20/2015) Giants closer Santiago Casilla was forced to come on to record a one-out save, as the Giants beat the Dodgers 9-5 on Friday. Mike Broadway began the ninth inning, and he gave up back-to-back one-out walks before giving up a two-out RBI single to Jimmy Rollins.

So, with the potential tying run waiting on-deck, manager Bruce Bochy made the call to his closer. Casilla struck out Yasiel Puig to end the game, as he picked up his 19th save of the season. 

Casilla has six straight scoreless outings under his belt so far in June.


Giants P Santiago Casilla earns save in win over Mets


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2015) Giants closer Santiago Casilla picked up his 18th save of the season in Wednesday night's 8-5 win over the Mets. 

Casilla pitched the ninth inning and went 1-2-3 in the inning. He recorded one strikeout in the process. Casilla has now recorded eight saves in his last nine appearances. Casilla's last three innings have gone without allowing a hit. 


Giants RP Santiago Casilla nabs 17th save


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/6/2015) Santiago Casilla continues his strong performance as Giants closer, picking up his 17th save of the season in San Francisco's 7-5 triumph over the Phillies on Saturday. 

Casilla, who is tied for third in the NL in saves, worked around a walk in the ninth, striking out two batters to help close out the game for the Giants. 


Giants closer Santiago Casilla tosses perfect inning for 16th save


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/5/2015) Giants closer Santiago Casilla pitched a perfect ninth inning to preserve the 5-4 win over the Phillies on Friday. Casilla struck out a batter en route to recording his 16th save of the season.

This was a nice comeback for the right-hander, after allowing four earned runs in 1 2/3 innings over his previous two outings. 


Giants' Santiago Casilla blows save, takes loss


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Giants closer Santiago Casilla snapped a string of nine straight save opportunities converted and lost his first game of the season, Sunday against Atlanta. 

Casilla blew his third save of the year and dropped to 4-1, after failing to protect a two-run lead in the ninth inning. He allowed a solo home run, single and a bases loaded triple. Casilla allowed four runs, three earned, in 2/3 of an inning. 


Giants closer Santiago Casilla gives up a run, gets 15th save


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/30/2015) Giants closer Santiago Casilla made things interesting on Friday night, but was able to nail down his 15th save of the season in the 4-2 win over the Braves. Casilla entered the game with a 4-1 lead in the top of the ninth inning.

With one out, the right-hander promptly served up a solo home run to Freddie Freeman and then walked Nick Markakis. After getting Chris Johnson to strike out, Casilla loaded the bases by walking A.J. Pierzynski.

Finally, Casilla was able to get Todd Cunningham to ground out and end the game. Though shaky, this was the first time Casilla gave up a run since April 25, and sports a fine 1.66 ERA on the season. 


Giants RP Santiago Casilla slams the door for 14th save


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/27/2015) Giants closer Santiago Casilla worked a perfect ninth inning to close out the 3-1 win and the series-sweep over the Brewers. He struck out two on his way to recording his 14th save of the season, which ties him for second in the National League. 

Casilla has now worked 12 consecutive scoreless outings as his ERA sits at a very comfortable 1.37 clip.


Giants RP Santiago Casilla earns 13th save of season Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2015) Giants pitcher Santiago Casilla recorded the final three outs to earn his 13th save of the season during Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Brewers.

Casilla allowed two hits during the final inning, but he also struck out two to lower his ERA to 1.37. He is now 13 for 15 in save opportunities this season.


Giants closer Santiago Casilla gets one-out save


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/23/2015) Giants closer Santiago Casilla needed to get one out to record his 12th save of the season in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Rockies.

The bottom of the ninth inning started with the Giants up 10-6. Sergio Romo came on to try can close it out, but after getting the first two batters out, Romo gave up back-to-back hits, with run coming in.  

So manager Bruce Bochy brought in Casilla to get the final out. The right-hander served up another pair of singles, allowing the Rockies to get within two. But ultimately, Casilla got the third out to pick up the save. 

Both runs in the ninth were charged to Romo. Casilla has now gone 11 straight appearances without allowing a run.


Giants' Santiago Casilla escapes jam with 10th save of season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2015) Giants closer Santiago Casilla entered Tuesday's game against the Dodgers with a two-run lead in the ninth inning. He retired Andre Ethier and Alex Guerrero before allowing a single to Juan Uribe and issuing a walk to Joc Pederson. He forced Jimmy Rollins to ground out for the final out of the game, escaping with 2-0 win and his 10th save of the season.

Casilla has converted 10 of 12 save attempts, with a 1.65 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP and 15:6 K:BB ratio over 16 1/3 innings of relief this season.


Giants' Santiago Casilla strikes out side in ninth save


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) Giants closer Santiago Casilla couldn't have pitched any better Sunday, striking out the side on just nine pitches to earn his ninth save in his team's 9-8 win over the Reds.

In a game marked by offense on both sides, Casilla didn't give the Reds any hopes of mounting a comeback, striking out Marlon Byrd, Brandon Phillips and Jay Bruce with three pitches each. He hasn't allowed a run in seven straight appearances and owns a 1.76 ERA and 14:5 K:BB ratio in 15 1/3 innings.


Santiago Casilla takes win after Giants rally for ninth-inning victory


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/10/2015) Closer Santiago Casilla (4-0) came on with one out of a tie game in the top of the ninth inning Sunday to set down two in a row and then collect the win after the Giants rallied for victory in the bottom half.

Casilla hasn't allowed an earned run over his last six appearances (5 2/3 innings).

Giants' Santiago Casilla earns save against Padres


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) Giants closer Santiago Casilla earned his eighth save of the season in Monday night's 2-0 win over the Padres. 

Casilla pitched the ninth inning, struck out one batter and held the Padres without a hit. He now has an ERA of 2.13. 


Giants closer Santiago Casilla retires none, yet gains save


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2015) Giants closer Santiago Casilla might have figured that Saturday would be a day of rest when his team entered the ninth with a 5-1 lead on the Angels.

He figured wrong.

Starter Tim Hudson yielded a leadoff walk and bullpen mate Sergio Romo gave up two singles in 2/3 of an inning. So in came Casilla, who promptly tossed gasoline on the fire by allowing a run-scoring single to David Freese. He nailed down his seventh save the hard way when pinch-runner David Featherston was struck by a batted ball.


Closer Santiago Casilla takes win in Giants' walk-off victory


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/2/2015) Giants closer Santiago Casilla (3-0) threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings on Friday to hold down the Angels and earn the victory.

Casilla entered a 2-2 game before the Giants rallied to win it in the ninth inning.