Sergio Romo poked his head in Bruce Bochy’s office for a quick word. He emerged with a smile on his face.

There was no pouting. No dodging the media. No burying his head in his hands. For a pitcher who often became distraught after losing a lead, Romo’s first blown save as a full-fledged closer was accompanied by no swelling strings or self loathing.

It was just two mistakes up in the zone, a good gust out to Lake Michigan, and a 4-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Friday.

“No excuses,” said Romo, who gave away a one-run lead when his second pitch to Dioner Navarro landed in the bleachers, then lost it on Starlin Castro’s wind-blown drive that barely eluded Angel Pagan in deep center field.

“I made a good pitch and he put the ball in play. Good things happen when you put the ball in play. So no excuses.”

Romo was at his locker ready to answer the questions. There weren’t many to ask, really. He said, yes, he had enough time to get loose after Brandon Belt’s two-run double suddenly turned around a one-run deficit with two outs in the top of the ninth.

“I had plenty of time,” Romo said.

There is plenty of time left this season, and there will be days when Romo isn’t available to close. He was appearing for the seventh time in the Giants’ 11th game, which works out to 103 appearances at that pace. And those two pitches that were hit hard sure caught plenty of the plate. Giants manager Bruce Bochy might decide to stay away from Romo as a result on Saturday.

But the physical burden is one thing. The mental burden is another. At least based on appearances, Romo handled his first blown save well.

“He’s going to have to deal with the occasional hiccup,” Bochy said. “That’s the life of a closer.”