Bullpen Depth Charts: Relievers To Stream — 4/18

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:

  • The Twins-Angels game was postponed due to Minnesota outfielder Kyle Garlick testing positive for COVID-19. Today’s game has been postponed, as well.
  • Every other team has a game on the schedule tomorrow. The White Sox and Red Sox are set to play two.


Yesterday’s performances:

  • We appeared to get a clear look at the Cleveland pecking order, for now. Holding onto a one-run lead, Terry Francona went with Bryan Shaw in the sixth, Nick Wittgren in the seventh, James Karinchak in the eighth and Emmanuel Clase in the ninth. Clase retired the first two hitters he faced on grounders before first baseman Josh Naylor committed an error. Jesse Winker delivered a game-tying hit, which was followed by two more singles, but Clase managed to leave the bases loaded. He faced seven batters and failed to record a strikeout. Meanwhile, Karinchak struck out the side in order on 11 pitches.
  • With Kenley Jansen having thrown 26 pitches the previous night and 19 two games before that, Dave Roberts went in another direction. Blake Treinen entered last night’s game with the Dodgers leading San Diego 1-0 in the eighth inning and retired Eric Hosmer, Trent Grisham and Fernando Tatís Jr. in order. Justin Turner provided an insurance run by homering off Emilio Pagán in the top of the ninth and Treinen was back out there. He struck out Manny Machado, then a Wil Myers single knocked him out of the game. Victor González took over and walked Jurickson Profar on five pitches, bringing the go-ahead run to the plate. Jake Cronenworth grounded out on the first pitch for the second out, and then Mookie Betts made a ridiculous diving catch in center field to end the game and give González his first career save.


  • The Reds bullpen combined for 5 2/3 innings of shutout work. Tejay Antone set the tone by retiring all five batters he faced, three of them on strikes. José De Leon was called upon in the seventh inning, Amir Garrett pitched the eighth before Lucas Sims handled the ninth. The Reds have only recorded three saves so far this year, two from Garrett and one from Sims. Sean Doolittle managed to work around the bonus runner in the 10th inning and picked up the win. 
  • After letting Jacob deGrom down in his first two starts, the Mets picked him up in Game 1 of their doubleheader against the Rockies. Pete Alonso homered off Mychal Givens in the sixth inning before his teammates scratched across two more runs against Daniel Bard in the seventh. Edwin Díaz struck out the side in the bottom of the seventh to earn his first save of the season.


  • Jake McGee got knocked around in the process of blowing a save for the Giants. He gave up a pair of runs on four hits and a walk, but left the bases loaded to push the game into extras. Marlins closer Yimi García allowed a run to score in the top of the 10th but Jorge Alfaro hit a walk-off two-run double off Jarlin García
  • Ryan Pressly set the Mariners down in order to close out a 1-0 victory and earn his first save of the season.


  • Rafael Dolis pitched a scoreless final inning in Game 1 of the Blue Jays’ doubleheader with Toronto leading 5-1. Game 2 was tied heading into the bottom of the seventh (and final) inning. Charlie Montoyo turned to Joel Payamps, who ended up surrendering a walk-off homer to Salvador Perez.
  • On the Royals side of that doubleheader, Wade Davis gave up a run in the final inning of Game 1, which spoiled the save situation for Dolis. In Game 2, Scott Barlow struck out three of the five batters he faced before Josh Staumont and Greg Holland pitched scoreless innings. Holland picked up the win.


  • Alex Reyes pitched the ninth inning of a 9-4 ballgame. He issued a pair of walks and a single, but managed to keep the Phillies off the board. Reyes had last pitched three days earlier. Héctor Neris, who last pitched Tuesday, covered the ninth inning for Philadelphia.
  • The White Sox bullpen had another slip up with Evan Marshall giving up the go-ahead run in the sixth inning. Codi Heuer and José Ruiz combined to surrender four runs in the eighth inning.


  • Prior to the lineup breaking things open against Chicago’s pen, Adam Ottavino struck out the side in order on just 12 pitches. With the Red Sox leading 7-3, Matt Barnes took over in the ninth inning and gave up a run before finishing off the victory.
  • The Rays bullpen covered the final four innings at Yankee Stadium with mixed results. Jeffrey Springs and Collin McHugh each gave up a run before Ryan Thompson retired all four batters he faced. Diego Castillo earned his fourth save of the season in a perfect ninth inning with a pair of strikeouts. 


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


Featured image by Justin Paradis (@freshmeatcomm on Twitter)

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.

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