The first few games of this 2013 MLB season have produced a few different things in my mind. The one thing that really sticks out to me is the potential that we could see a record happen with the San Francisco Giants. The Giants play in so many low-scoring and close games that there is a real chance Sergio Romo makes a run at the single-season saves record. Romo already has saves in each of San Francisco’s wins this season. It may seem like a real long shot, but I think this is something that could easily happen if things fall the right way.
The record is 62 saves by Francisco Rodriguez in 2008, and if the Giants keep playing these 2-1 or 3-2 games, Romo is going to find himself in a ton of games. There will obviously be nights where Romo doesn’t have it because no one is perfect, but he is going to get the chances to pull this off. Romo’s career high for appearances in one season is 69. He will likely need to appear in 70-75 games this season for the record to happen.
The Giants have proven that they are a winning team over the last three years and have done some amazing things along the way. This would just add to an already budding dynasty in the Bay Area. The thing that could stop this from happening would be if Bruce Bochy doesn’t want to risk Romo getting injured from throwing him out there three or more straight days. San Francisco is known for their pitching more than their hitting, and many close games mean a possible record year from Romo.