Bullpen Depth Charts: Relievers To Stream — 5/21

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


  • Ten teams had the day off yesterday: CHW, CLE, DET, KC, SEA, NYM, MIL, STL, COL, and SD, while the Twins and Angels played a doubleheader.
  • Tyler Ivey is set to make his MLB debut for the Astros on Friday and no one would be surprised if he does not make it through the 4th inning. Brandon Bielak would look to be the first man up from the bullpen to eat some innings in the middle of the game, giving him a good chance to vulture a win against the Rangers.


Injuries and Transactions



Yesterday’s Performances


  • Tyler Chatwood and Jordan Romano were used in the 7th and 8th innings respectively for the Blue Jays, both recording another hold after pitching perfect innings as they ultimately set up Rafael Dolis to return to the 9th inning role. Dolis did not fair well, allowing three runs off four hits, including the go-ahead home run off the bat of J.D. Martinez. It was Dolis’ first blown save and first loss of the season, but not a good look in his first chance back from the injured list.
  • Meanwhile, Matt Barnes took advantage of the situation presented to him and converted his 10th save of the season, walking one and striking out three as he closed out his team’s new found lead in the bottom of the 9th inning.
  • Richard Rodríguez pitched the final two innings in perfect fashion for the Pirates Thursday and, thanks to a two run 10th inning, walked away with his third win of the season to show for it. Rodriguez had pitched previously since Saturday, but still threw 27 pitches Thursday, perhaps setting him up for an added day of rest Friday.
  • As was planned, Thursday was a bullpen game for the Dodgers, with Los Angeles using seven different members of their bullpen throughout the game. Kenley Jansen was the final reliever used, pitching a perfect final inning to pick up his 10th save of the season. This marks Jansen’s 3rd games in the past 4 days, including back-to-back appearances, where he totaled 46 pitches across those four trips to the mound so expect some rest for the Dodgers’ closer, making way for Blake Treinen to vulture a save assuming there’s an opportunity on Friday.
  • Aroldis Chapman recorded his 11th save of the year , pitching around one walk and collecting two strikeouts as he closed out the 9th inning against the Rangers.
  • Craig Kimbrel collected his 9th save of the season, striking out three and allowing one hit along the way.
  • Four Astros’ relievers were credited with a hold on Thursday, including closer Ryan Pressly who recorded the final out of the 8th inning. After Houston expanded their lead in the top of the 9th, Dusty Baker decided to let Andre Scrubb close things out, which may have been a little surprising (and frustrating for fantasy managers) considering Pressly had only thrown five pitches in the previous inning and wasn’t exactly being overused, not having pitched in a game since Saturday.
  • Hansel Robles collected his second save for the Twins this season, closing out the seventh inning of the second game of the double header with the Angels. Taylor Rogers played the role of set up man, collecting three strikeouts in the 6th inning for his 4th hold on the season.


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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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