Law has yet to allow a run through six relief appearances in July. Law has totaled five innings pitched in that span and has given up just two hits with six strikeouts. This is encouraging for the rookie who gave up six runs over 13 innings pitched in June. Law now has a 2.65 ERA along with a 1.06 WHIP that ranks best among Giants' relievers with at least 10 appearances.
Law tossed 1.2 shutout innings against the Red Sox on Wednesday. Law was actually the only Giants pitcher to enter the game and not surrender a run to the red-hot Boston lineup. In a year of bullpen struggles, the unproven Law has been a revelation for the Giants with a 2.65 ERA and an impressive 35:6 K:BB ratio over 34 innings. While current closer Santiago Casilla has struggled as of late, manager Bruce Bochy is unlikely to turn to Law if he decides to make a mid-season change. However, his current string of excellence will undoubtedly earn him more high-leverage situations in the second half, which could lead to more holds.
Law pitched one scoreless inning and earned his second win of the season during Sunday's outing against the Rays. Sunday's performance brought the 25-year-old rookie's ERA down to 2.70. Since entering the league, Law has excelled with pitch control and has walked just four batters across 23.1 innings. Additionally, he's been retiring more batters via strikeouts as of late, recording at least one strikeout in each of his last seven games.
Since being called up April 15, Law has posted a 3.00 ERA with 12 strikeouts in 12 innings. Law was called up when Sergio Romo (forearm) was placed on the disabled list. He has done a great job of filling the void, using his low-to-mid 90s fastball and two breaking balls to generate positive results. Despite his early success, he will be a possible candidate to be sent down when Romo returns due to his lack of experience and presence of minor league options.
The Giants will call up Law to replace Sergio Romo (elbow) in the bullpen, CSN Bay Area reports. Law missed a good chunk of the 2014 and 2015 seasons after undergoing Tommy John surgery. Prior to the injury, he was considered one of the Giants' better reliever prospects. Law has the repertoire to be effective at the major league level. He will likely be used in middle relief with Hunter Strickland taking over for Sergio Romo as the club's primary setup man.