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

By Taylor Wirth
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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Sep 9, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Sergio Romo (54) points to the sky after pitching in the eighth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 9, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Sergio Romo (54) points to the sky after pitching in the eighth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports /

#6 Sergio Romo (2008-2016)

Ahh, Sergio Romo. Every Giants fan, and I mean every single Giants fan, adored this guy. He’s so fun, happy and loves the game of baseball.

Oh, and not to mention he has an absolutely filthy slider, just ask Miguel Cabrera.

Romo came up with the Giants in 2008, and dominated every year he played in a Giants uniform.

Another member of the core four that pitched great in the postseason (minus last year vs the Cubs).

Romo was not a flamethrower by any means, but had filthy stuff that left hitters looking ridiculous. He struck out so many batters, as he boasted a whopping 10.1 K/9.

He was typically used late in games as a set-up man, but from 2012-2014 he was used in a “closer-by-committee” role.

Finishing up his 2016 campaign with the Giants, Sergio signed a one year contract with the rival Los Angeles Dodgers, his hometown team.

Romo will always be loved, and remembered for his slider, his whacky commercials and of course … “Thats whats up”.

Romo’s numbers with the Giants

Record: 32-26 ERA: 2.58 IP: 444.2 SV: 84

Romo’s accomplishments

  • Three-time World Series Champion
  • All-Star: 2013
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