Bullpen Depth Charts: Relievers To Stream — 4/11

Which relievers might be in line to vulture a save or win today?

Welcome back to our Relievers to Stream for Wins and Saves series! This will bring you up-to-date bullpen depth charts every morning for the day’s games and makes for a great tool for those of you looking to stream saves or wins. This series runs seven days a week, so be sure to check in every morning to get your daily bullpen fix!



Schedule notes:

  • Yesterday’s Royals-White Sox game was postponed, so both of those bullpens are nice and fresh.
  • The Houston Astros and Oakland A’s are off today. 


  • The Dodgers and Rockies are off on Monday, so expect those teams to take advantage of that extra day of rest if necessary. 
  • Brent Honeywell Jr. is making his MLB debut as the Rays starter today. It’s his first game action in 3 1/2 years outside of one inning he pitched this spring. Yesterday’s starter for Tampa Bay, Chris Archer, only lasted seven outs so it’ll be interesting to see how long they expect Honeywell Jr. to pitch and how they cover the rest of the game.


Yesterday’s performances:

  • The most notable closing personnel decision came with Yimi Garcia getting the save opportunity over Anthony Bass. He did a great job, too, retiring Francisco Lindor, Michael Conforto and Pete Alonso in order, finishing things off with a strikeout. Eight of Garcia’s 11 pitchers were thrown for strikes. Bass, who did not appear in yesterday’s game, last pitched Thursday and has blown both of the save chances he’s had this year.
  • The San Francisco closer situation is crystal clear now, as Jake McGee picked up his fourth save. Reyes Moronta pitched the seventh inning before Tyler Rogers handled the eighth.


  • Also securing his fourth save last night was Mark Melancon. He pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning and tallied a strikeout. Drew Pomeranz struck out three of the four batters he faced in the eighth inning. Emilio Pagán last pitched for the Padres on Tuesday.
  • Will Smith earned his second save of the season for Atlanta in a strong performance from the bullpen against Philadelphia. Sean Newcomb picked up a win after striking out four batters in 1 2/3 scoreless innings before Tyler Matzek and Smith were perfect over the final two frames.


  • Seattle closer Rafael Montero was brought in to pitch the eighth inning with the Mariners leading the Twins 3-2 in Minnesota. He walked Nelson Cruz on four pitches, hit Byron Buxton on the very next pitch and eventually threw a wild pitch that allowed the tying run to score. He threw 22 pitches, just 10 were strikes. Kendall Graveman pitched a scoreless ninth to pick up a win before Keynan Middleton was afforded the opportunity to earn a save in the 10th.
  • A somewhat similar situation happened with the Red Sox bullpen that allowed Matt Andriese to snipe a save. Adam Ottavino entered the game in the eighth with the Red Sox up 3-2 but surrendered a pair of runs. The Red Sox managed to tie the game and Matt Barnes struck out two in a 1-2-3 ninth to send it into extras. Andriese also retired all three batters he faced.


  • Alex Colomé pitched the eighth inning for the Twins and gave up the game-tying run thanks to a pair of singles and a stolen base. Taylor Rogers pitched both the ninth and 10th innings. The eventual game-winning run, the bonus runner, scored after a bunt single and a sacrifice fly.
  • César Valdez could not secure the save for Baltimore last night. He gave up a pair of singles before Bobby Dalbec hustled down the line to beat out what would have been an inning-ending double play and the tying run scored.


  • With Oakland leading 6-2 and a runner on second base, Jake Diekman was called upon to take over for Sergio Romo with two outs in the seventh inning. He gave up a triple to Michael Brantley, allowing the inherited runner to score, but then pitched an inning and a third. There didn’t end up being a save chance, but is Lou Trivino the Athletics’ closer right now? 
  • Edwin Díaz entered the ninth inning with the Mets down 1-0 and gave up two runs on three hits and a walk. 


  • Tommy Milone picked up a non-traditional save for Toronto, pitching the final three innings of a blowout victory. Don’t expect him to enter the endgame conversation for the Blue Jays, but he did perform extremely well. The veteran lefty struck out six batters and allowed one hit over the final three innings of the 15-1 victory over the Angels.
  • Archie Bradley of the Phillies was called upon in the seventh inning of a tie ballgame and gave up a leadoff double to Ehire Adrianza, who later scored the eventual game-winning run on a fielder’s choice. 


  • Atlanta placed Chris Martin on the Injured List due to right shoulder inflammation and Jacob Webb (1.06 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 22.2 K%, 9.9 BB% in 42 1/3 career MLB innings) was called up. Martin, 34, has been experiencing numbness in his fingers. 
  • Brusdar Graterol threw a 15-pitch simulated game and is close to being activated, per Dodgers manager Dave Roberts.


Bullpen Depth Charts


Green = long/bulk reliever expected to pitch after starter
Yellow = closer pitched previous day or twice in three days
Red = closer has pitched back to back days and likely is off


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Tom Froemming

Tom is a self-professed bullpen nerd who, in addition to contributing to Pitcher List, serves as the content editor at Twins Daily. You can also find him on both Twitter and YouTube as TFTwins.

2 responses to “Bullpen Depth Charts: Relievers To Stream — 4/11”

  1. Barry says:

    Good stuff Tom. Please rank the top 4 of these following closers. Saves only.

    Amir, Kennedy, Y. Garcia, Clase, Bass, Diekman.

    Thanks in advance for your feedback

    • Tom Froemming says:

      Thanks Barry. Amir Garrett is definitely #1 for me among that group for me. It gets messy after that, I could see all those other teams spreading around their save chances. I’d go Clase, Yimi and Diekman. I like Diekman but it seems like Oakland might play matchups and him being their top lefty may mean he gets fewer save opportunities. Amir is luckily in the same pen as fellow lefty Sean Doolittle, which should help him stay in the closer role.

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