Bullpen Depth Charts: Relievers To Stream — 5/18

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


  • The following teams had no game scheduled yesterday: BOS, TB, TOR, BAL, KC, OAK, HOU, MIA, PHI, PIT, MIL, STL. As a result, they should all have fresh bullpens for tonight’s action.
  • Luis Patiño will be on the mound starting for the Rays against the Orioles. He is still being stretched out, and he was taken out of his last start after 4 innings and 65 pitches. Ryan Yarbrough hasn’t pitched since May 12th and could make sense as the bulk reliever after Patiño in this one, so he might be the favorite to vulture a win in this one.


Injuries and Transactions


  • The Dodgers activated David Price from the 10-day IL after the veteran missed three weeks with a strained hamstring. He will head back to the bullpen for now but could be a candidate to enter the starting rotation at some point with Dustin May out for the season. The team also optioned Alex Vesia to Triple-A Oklahoma City, after allowing five runs (three earned) in just four innings of work this season.
  • The Yankees optioned Albert Abreu back down to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Abreu’s stint with the big league club lasted a day, as he pitched three solid innings in relief of Gerrit Cole.


  • The Mariners designated Domingo Tapia for assignment. The 29-year-old has made just seven career appearances in the big leagues. The move clears a spot on the roster for 27-year-old Brady Lail.
  • The Blue Jays optioned Nick Allgeyer to Triple-A Buffalo. Allgeyer had been called up to the big league club over the weekend but didn’t make an appearance for the team. He was optioned to make room for Rafael Dolis.


Yesterday’s Performances


  • Protecting a three-run lead entering the ninth, it was Tyler Rogers who once again came on for the save. He has now converted the last three saves for the Giants, while Jake McGee has blown the game in each of his last two appearances. Rogers continues to get the job done with a 0.73 ERA on the season, and I wouldn’t hesitate to call him the team’s new closer if he is given the next save opportunity as well.
  • Edwin Díaz worked around a one-out walk to pick up his sixth save of the season last night against the Braves. After giving up two runs in a non-save situation the night before, Díaz bounced back in this one, finishing the inning in just nine pitches. Despite a less-than-stellar 3.86 ERA, the hard-throwing reliever has been perfect in save chances on the year.


  • After Adbert Alzolay allowed three earned runs across five innings, The Cubs’ bullpen combined to throw four strong innings of one-hit ball to stifle the Nationals. Rex BrothersRyan TeperaAndrew Chafin, and Tommy Nance contributed to the fine effort. For Nance, it was his major league debut, as the 30-year-old was brought up to replace the injured Alec Mills. Nance worked a perfect ninth, striking out Josh Harrison to start his MLB career.
  • Ian Kennedy pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to preserve a 3-run lead and defeat the Yankees by a score of 5-2. The former Yankee brought his ERA down to 2.12 with the appearance, as he continues to be one of baseball’s most pleasant surprises this season.


  • A day after pitching a perfect inning to pick up a win against the Red Sox, Raisel Iglesias struck out the side in a dominant performance against the Indians to collect his seventh save of the year. The 31-year-old has now made five straight scoreless appearances, lowering his ERA from 7.20 to 4.80 in the process.
  • Entering the ninth with a 4-1 lead, Michael Fulmer worked around a leadoff single to pick up his third save of the season. The former starter has looked terrific in his new role, as he has now gone eight straight innings without giving up a run. It’s still too early to declare Fulmer Detroit’s new closer, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see him get more save chances with how well he’s performed of late.


  • Coming on with two on and two out in the eighth inning after Victor González almost blew the Dodgers’ lead, Kenley Jansen induced an inning-ending groundout to preserve what was a one-run lead at the time. After the Dodgers gave him another insurance run in the bottom half of the inning, Jansen came back out to slam the door on the Diamondbacks. The veteran closer lowered his ERA to 1.53 with the strong outing, as he has now gone seven straight appearances without allowing a run.



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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.

One response to “Bullpen Depth Charts: Relievers To Stream — 5/18”

  1. Eric says:

    I am leaning toward still holding on McGee over Rogers in the SF bullpen. McGee’s underlying numbers look much better than Rogers still, and Rogers is having some of the best BABIP luck in the league so far.

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