Sergio Romo is the Giants' best reliever, but he's not the one earning saves -- not since he blew three saves over a five-appearance stretch midway through 2014 (when he was also their best reliever, by the way). So just how good was he last year? Well, among relievers with at least 50 innings, he ranked 16th in strikeout rate, third in strikeout-to-walk ratio and second in FIP, which estimates what ERA should be based on the numbers a pitcher directly controls. "Should" is an appropriate verb for Romo because he should be the Giants closer, but it'll the more erratic Santiago Casilla losing the job first, which didn't happen last year. And even if it does this year, the Giants could pass over Romo for the younger Hunter Strickland. Fortunately, Romo is good enough to draft in NL-only Rotisserie leagues with or without the saves.
Giants pitcher Sergio Romo recorded the final three outs of the ninth inning to earn his second save of the season during Monday's 4-2 win over the Brewers. Romo allowed one hit and struck out two during the appearance. He is now 2 for 2 in save chances this season with a 4.26 ERA.
Giants relief pitcher Sergio Romo was smooth and efficient in 1 1/3 innings of work on Saturday against the Diamondbacks. Romor earned his first save of the season with the solid performance. Romo now has a 4.71 ERA in 28 2/3 innings of relief this season.
Giants reliever Sergio Romo gave up two runs in 1/3 of an inning to take the loss against the Mets on Monday. Romo dropped to 0-4 on the year. He gave up runs for the second straight game and third time in the last four outings. Romo gave up hits to two of the three batters he faced.
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.
Although Giants pitcher Sergio Romo is dealing with soreness in his knee, he was able to make it through drills Wednesday and he could pitch if needed during Wednesday's contest, reports the San Jose Mercury News. Romo was forced to leave Tuesday's game after he hyperextended his left knee.