Wow! Are you kidding me? No, I’m not talking about the therapy bunny, though that was quite a sight. Curt Casali caught his fifth straight shutout last night as Aaron Sanchez and the Giants beat the Marlins 3-0 in San Francisco. Casali is the fifth catcher in modern history (since 1900) to accomplish the feat and the first to do it with five different pitchers, an astounding factoid.
— SFGiants (@SFGiants) April 23, 2021
Gabe Kapler on Curt Casali: “I was kinda joking on the bench that tomorrow’s a tough decision between the best catcher in Giants history and a guy who is certain to catch a shutout.”
— Alex Pavlovic (@PavlovicNBCS) April 23, 2021
The Giants scored three runs in the bottom of the first, all with two outs, thanks to a double by Darin Ruff and a single by Curt Casali, the hero of the night. The game was completed in about 2.5 hours and included 7 hits total, five from the Giants. There was not too much drama other than Evan Longoria leaving the game due to tightness in his left hamstring. Gregory Santos, a right-handed reliever, made his debut last night pitching one shutout inning and striking out two in the top of the sixth.
With the win the Giants are 12-7, one of only three teams (Bums, Red Sox) to reach that win total at this point of the season.