Fresh off a knee procedure, reliever Santiago Casilla started the trip last week on two crutches. He cut it down to one during a series in Arizona, and when the Giants took the field in Atlanta, Casilla was walking on his own and without a limp. Casilla threw off flat ground Friday and said his right knee feels great. Bochy said Casilla is ahead of schedule in his rehab. Originally thought to be out until after the All-Star break, Casilla might return in two to three weeks.

The timetable for second baseman Marco Scutaro is murkier. Scutaro (mallet finger, left pinkie) swung a bat Friday but won't play in this series. Bochy said Scutaro will be fitted for a custom splint when the team returns to San Francisco on Monday, then a decision will be made on his status.

Pagan also remains doubtful to see action this weekend, but Bochy said the center fielder's strained hamstring is feeling better.