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A Look Back at the 10 Greatest Relievers in San Francisco Giants History

Aug 14, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Sergio Romo (54) celebrates after striking out a batter during the eighth inning at AT&T Park. The San Francisco Giants defeated the Washington Nationals 8-5. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 14, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Sergio Romo (54) celebrates after striking out a batter during the eighth inning at AT&T Park. The San Francisco Giants defeated the Washington Nationals 8-5. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports
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Jul 31, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Santiago Casilla (46) strikes out Washington Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy (not pictured) to end the game at AT&T Park theSan Francisco Giants defeated the Washington Nationals 3 to 1. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 31, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Santiago Casilla (46) strikes out Washington Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy (not pictured) to end the game at AT&T Park theSan Francisco Giants defeated the Washington Nationals 3 to 1. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

#9 Santiago Casilla (2010-2016)

If you’ve been a Giants fan more than a couple of years, you will understand why Santiago Casilla is on this list. Before his awful 2016 campaign, Casilla was unbelievably consistent and a lock-down reliever.

Posting ERA’s under 2.00 in multiple years with the Giants, its not just what he did in the regular season. Casilla has an astonishing 0.92 career ERA in the postseason. Only allowing two earned runs in a total of 19.2 post season innings pitched.

He left his mark with an (active) streak of almost 11 shutout innings.

Casilla followed the Barry Zito approach during his career. Starting his career off with the Oakland Athletics for six seasons, coming over to the Giants for seven, only to go back to the A’s this off season.

Unfortunately, Casilla left San Francisco with a bitter taste in his mouth. After a rough season blowing so many games, fans were eager to see him go.

But let it be known, before 2016 Santiago Casilla was a huge part of the Giants World Series runs. Giants fans alike wish Casilla the best throughout the rest of his career.

Casilla’s numbers with the Giants:

Record: 32-22 ERA: 2.42 IP: 394.2 Saves: 123′

Casilla’s accomplishments:

  • 3 time World Series Champion: 2010, 2012, 2014
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