Bullpen Depth Charts: Relievers To Stream — 4/23

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

Welcome back to Relievers to Stream for Wins and Saves! 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:

  • 14 teams were off yesterday: BAL, TB, TOR, CHW, KCR, MIN, OAK, TEX, ATL, PHI, WAS, MIL, STL, and COL. Expect their bullpens to have a sort of reset going into the weekend.
  • All 30 teams are scheduled to play the full weekend slate, and 23 teams are slated to play at least six in a row before next Thursday’s relatively light slate. While rest decisions might not be made today, results might set in motion some decisions about who does get rest later on.


Roster moves:

  • Along with Dinelson Lamet, the Padres placed reliever Keona Kela on the IL Thursday
  • The Giants promoted reliever Gregory Santos to San Francisco.
  • Stefan Crichton took a comebacker to his palm on Thursday and was removed from his outing.
  • Spencer Howard was added to the Phillies’ bullpen


Yesterday’s performances:

  • Kendall Graveman was once again used in eighth inning after the Mariners tied the game at three a piece off Boston’s Adam Ottavino earlier the same inning. Graveman struck out two of the three batters he faced on route to a 1-2-3 inning. Rafael Montero continued his redemption tour pitching a perfect ninth to force extra innings and ultimately walked away with the win after Seattle scored four off Darwinzon Hernandez in the 10th. Matt Barnes did not factor into the decision but pitched a perfect ninth of his own, picking up a strikeout along the way.
  • Edwin Diaz was credited with the loss for the Mets. After getting through the ninth unscathed thanks to a Kris Bryant caught stealing play that is still be debated, Diaz returned to the mound for the bottom of the 10th and loaded the bases after hitting lead off hitter Matt Duffy and intentionally walking Eric Sogard after allowing David Bote to move the runners on a sacrifice bunt. That lead to Jason Heyward’s walk off single, securing the Cubs victory and the loss for Diaz. meanwhile, Craig Kimbrel continued his impressive start to the 2021 season, pitching a 1-2-3 ninth inning for the Cubs. Dan Winkler walked two but left both runners on base in the tenth and picked up his first win of the season.


  • Ryan Pressly, who hadn’t pitched since Saturday, allowed just one hit and recorded two strikeouts as he threw 13 pitches to close out the Astros’ six run victory over the Angels on Thursday.
  • Jake Mcgee was back in the closer chair for the Giants on Thursday, striking out the side en route to his league leading seventh save of the season, tied with Mark Melancon who did the exact same thing for the Padres against the Dodgers Thursday night.


  • Lucas Sims did not make use of the opportunity presented to him Thursday. After getting the final two outs in the top of the ninth inning, Sims returned to start the tenth inning, allowing the inherited runner Asdrubal Cabrera to score on a leadoff single by Josh Rojas. After allowing another single and a walk to load the bases, Sims was relieved in favor of Cionel Perez who allowed two of his inherited runners from Sims to score, ultimately leading to Cincinnati’s defeat.
  • The Diamondbacks used seven members of their bullpen in their extra inning victory. Though none of them threw more than 17 pitches, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the likes of Stefan Crichton, Caleb Smith, Alex Young, and Riley Smith get some rest on Friday if Luke Weaver can go deep into his start, as they each have thrown at least 28 pitches through the past three days.


  • Richard Rodriguez recorded his third save of the year, pitching a perfect ninth inning for the Pirates. Rodriguez has only faced two batters over the minimum in his 8.1 innings to start the 2021 season. That outing was Rodriguez’ second in as many days, setting up Kyle Crick to get a rare save opportunity on Friday if one were to appear.
  • Nick Wittgren took the loss for Cleveland after allowing two earned runs on two hits and two walks in the seventh inning. He struck out two as well before giving way to James Karinchak who got the final out of the inning with a strikeout of his own. Aroldis Chapman picked up his third save of the season after collecting all three outs in the ninth inning by way of strikeout.


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


Photo by Kent Kanouse/Flickr | Adapted by Justin Redler (@reldernitsuj on Twitter)

Adam Howe

Adam resides in Indianapolis after spending the better part of a decade in Oakland, CA and growing up in Massachusetts. He co-hosts the On The Wire podcast with Kevin Hasting, analyzing your weekly FAAB options before your bid deadlines every Sunday.

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