Bullpen Depth Charts: Relievers To Stream — 5/11

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


  • Yesterday’s game between the Padres and Rockies was postponed, leaving just five games that were played.
  • The following teams were all off yesterday: Yankees, Rays, Blue Jays, White Sox, Tigers, Twins, Cleveland, Royals, Athletics, Mariners, Mets, Phillies, Braves, Nationals, Cubs, Cardinals, Brewers, Dodgers, Padres, and Rockies. As a result, they should all have fresh bullpens today.


  • As Eric Dadmun predicted yesterday before their game was postponed, Miguel Diaz could be the favorite for a potential win vulture, with Dinelson Lamet unlikely to make it through five innings as he works his way back to full strength. Now starting tonight, this is still a strong possibility.
  • Luis Patiño will start the game for the Rays tonight, as they start a three-game series against the Yankees. Patiño has been brilliant in his three appearances this season, but almost certainly will not make it to five innings. Someone like Collin McHugh could replace him on the mound and therefore has a chance to vulture a win.


Yesterday’s Performances


  • Amir Garrett recorded five outs in an uneventful 14-1 win for the Reds last night, striking out three. Despite giving up a double and a walk, it was the best Garrett has looked in a while, as he was able to lower his ERA to 8.71, in what has been a disastrous start to the season for the southpaw.
  • César Valdez continued his dominant season, striking out two on his way to a 1-2-3 ninth inning. The 36-year-old picked up his eighth save of the year while lowering his ERA to an impressive 1.23. The rest of the Orioles bullpen was fantastic as well, holding the Red Sox without a baserunner over the final 4.1 innings of the ball game.


  • Matt Andriese blew up for the third time in his last four appearances, giving up three earned runs in 2+ innings, getting saddled with the loss. After going 8.2 straight innings across seven appearances without allowing a run, Andriese has now given up seven earned runs in his last 4.2 innings.
  • Pitching on a third straight day, Raisel Iglesias struck out two on the way to his sixth save of the season. A two-out double to Yuli Gurriel came pretty close to tying the game, but no harm, no foul, as Iglesias got out of the inning unscathed. It was an overall impressive effort by the Angels bullpen, as they held Houston to just one run over eight innings of work, as opener Junior Guerra allowed three runs in his 1+ innings. Making his first appearance of 2021, José Suarez picked up the win in relief of Guerra, going four innings while allowing just one run, despite giving up eight baserunners.


  • Receiving his first save opportunity since April 29th, Stefan Crichton worked a 1-2-3 ninth to pick up his fourth save of the season. Despite a shaky 1.68 WHIP, Crichton has been solid with a 3.97 ERA, going four straight appearances without giving up an earned run.
  • Entering the ninth with a two-run lead, Jake McGee gave up two singles and brought the potential winning run to the plate before working his way out of the jam to collect his ninth save of the year. After starting the season with eight straight scoreless appearances, McGee has given up ten runs (eight earned) in his last eight appearances. With only one blown save however, his job still appears to be safe for now. Tyler Rogers worked a perfect eighth inning to drop his ERA to an outstanding 0.87 on the year.


 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)

Kyle Frank

Kyle studied finance and sport management at UMass Amherst, and he is a die hard Red Sox fan, despite both of his parents rooting for the Yankees. He can also be found writing about the NBA on Fantrax.

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