AHF wrote:Any word on whether Romo is closing now in San Francisco until Wilson comes back?
Romo is supposed to be the closer while Wilson is out but there have been practically no opportunities for him.
Well, it actually looks like Romo isn't
being used as a closer, but, instead, still as a set-up man. The 2nd-most recent save chance went to Casilla and he handled it easily on August 26th against the Astros. Romo wasn't even back from the DL then though. Much more recently, as in last night, Sept. 6th, Lopez was brought in at the beginning of the 9th inning, most likely just to face Orlando Hudson who is a switch-hitter but is more comfortable batting left-handed, but then was immediately taken out after walking Hudson. Then Casilla was brought in, just like on Aug. 26th, presumably to close out the game, but he did pretty badly, getting 2 outs (1 K) followed by 1 hit and then 2 HBP's, so Ramirez then filled in for Casilla to finish out the 9th. So, basically, it seems
Casilla is the temp. closer, but who knows if either Bochy or fantasy players can trust him after last night.