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Why All The Hate For Santiago Casilla


It’s the seventh or eight inning and Giants manager Bruce Bochy comes out to pull the starter, to bring in Santiago Casilla and twitter goes crazy. It seems like some Giants fans do not like Casilla and feel like the game is over whenever he enters the game, that is usually the case but it’s a good thing for the Giants.

Since joining the Giants in 2010, Casilla has been pretty solid and dependable.

Year Tm W L W-L% ERA G SV IP H R ER HR BB SO ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9
2010 SFG 7 2 .778 1.95 52 2 55.1 40 14 12 2 26 56 201 3.15 1.193 6.5 0.3 4.2 9.1
2011 SFG 2 2 .500 1.74 49 6 51.2 33 11 10 1 25 45 201 3.10 1.123 5.7 0.2 4.4 7.8
2012 SFG 7 6 .538 2.84 73 25 63.1 55 24 20 8 22 55 125 4.14 1.216 7.8 1.1 3.1 7.8
2013 SFG 7 2 .778 2.16 57 2 50.0 39 14 12 2 25 38 155 3.67 1.280 7.0 0.4 4.5 6.8
2014 SFG 0 0 0.92 16 1 19.2 12 4 2 1 7 12 358 3.62 0.966 5.5 0.5 3.2 5.5
SFG (5 yrs) 23 12 .657 2.10 247 36 240.0 179 67 56 14 105 206 170 3.55 1.183 6.7 0.5 3.9 7.7
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Generated 5/7/2014.
Throughout his Giants career, Casilla has compiled a 23-12 win/loss record with a very respectable 2.10 ERA.

My opinion for the “hatred” towards Casilla is that when he took over the closers role in 2012, from an injured Brian Wilson, that he “struggled” a little bit, mostly in June and July.

I Split W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP SO9 SO/W
June 0 1 .000 7.71 10 0 8 0 0 7 7.0 10 6 6 3 4 8 0 2.000 10.3 2.00
July 3 2 .600 6.23 11 0 6 0 0 3 8.2 11 8 6 2 6 16 0 1.962 16.6 2.67
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Generated 5/7/2014.

As you can see, by the above table, those 2 months were not good at all. Aside from those 2 months Casilla has been “lights out”

I Split W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP SO9 SO/W
April/March 0 0 1.04 10 0 5 0 0 4 8.2 5 1 1 0 3 8 0.923 8.3 2.67
May 1 2 .333 1.26 14 0 12 0 0 10 14.1 11 4 2 2 3 12 0.977 7.5 4.00
August 1 0 1.000 0.84 11 0 4 0 0 0 10.2 6 1 1 0 2 4 0.750 3.4 2.00
Sept/Oct 2 1 .667 2.57 17 0 2 0 0 1 14.0 12 4 4 1 4 7 1.143 4.5 1.75
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Generated 5/7/2014.

I wouldn’t complain about those other 4 months from my late inning reliever.

In 2013, Casilla had a great season. March/April and September/October were his “worst” 2 months.

I Split W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP SO9 SO/W
April/March 2 2 .500 2.63 15 0 5 0 0 1 13.2 8 5 4 1 9 4 9 0 0 2 54 1.244 5.9 1.00
May 1 0 1.000 0.00 6 0 1 0 0 0 5.1 2 0 0 0 4 0 7 0 0 1 21 1.125 11.8 1.75
July 1 0 1.000 0.00 6 0 1 0 0 0 5.1 4 0 0 0 2 0 4 1 0 1 23 1.125 6.8 2.00
August 1 0 1.000 1.98 15 0 3 0 0 0 13.2 13 4 3 1 4 1 8 1 0 2 58 1.244 5.3 2.00
Sept/Oct 2 0 1.000 3.75 15 0 2 0 0 1 12.0 12 5 5 0 6 1 10 0 0 2 52 1.500 7.5 1.67

As you can see, from May to August, Casilla gave up 3 earned runs in 24.1 innings pitched, 1.12 ERA

So far in 2014, Casilla is having his best start of his career. 0-0 with a solid 0.92 ERA while striking out 12 and walking 7 in 19.2 innings pitched.

Split G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO SO/W BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP SH BAbip
2014 Totals 16 72 64 4 12 1 0 1 0 7 12 1.71 .188 .268 .250 .518 16 4 1 .216
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Generated 5/7/2014.

So after looking at the above numbers that I’ve shared with you, I ask again. Why The Hate For Santiago Casilla?

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