Bullpen Depth Charts: Relievers To Stream — 5/22

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 have a scheduled day off Monday, and may look to be a little more aggressive with the high leverage members of their bullpens if needed over the weekend: BOS, NYY, KC, TEX, HOU, LAA, WAS, ATL, PIT, CHC, CIN, LAD, SF, ARI
  • Spencer Howard is scheduled to make his first start of the season for the Phillies on Saturday. Howard has yet to pitch more than two innings in a single outing at the major league level and hasn’t gone more than four innings in any of his three starts at AAA this year, so it’s a good bet he may not qualify for a win on Saturday. With both Chase Anderson and Vince Velasquez throwing on Friday and a good bulk of the remaining members of the bullpen having pitched upwards of 40 plus pitches on Thursday, look for Ranger Suárez to take the bulk of relief innings after Howard and possibly walk away with a vulture win in the process if the Phillies can fair better Saturday against the Red Sox than they did on Friday.


  • Ryan Weathers is slated to start for the Padres on Saturday and has only pitched more than four innings once this season. The Padres may still be taking it easy with their young starter and may look to piggyback Weathers with Dinelson Lamet again. Whoever ends up coming in to relieve Weathers should stand a good chance to walk away with a win against a less than stellar Seattle lineup.


Injuries and Transactions



  • Seth Lugo started his rehab assignment for the Mets and may be expected to return to New York early next week.
  • Seattle activated Kenyan Middleton from the IL.


Yesterday’s Performances


  • Brad Hand pitched the 9th inning in Washington, but unfortunately for fantasy managers, the Nationals scored an extra run in the 8th, placing the save opportunity out of reach. Hand still found a way to make things interesting as he allowed a two-run home run to Freddy Galvis before ending the game on a Maikel Franco ground out.
  • Aroldis Chapman walked away with his third win of the season thanks to a Gleyber Torres walk-off single but failed to collect a strikeout for the first time all season, mostly thanks to a rare triple play to clean up the top of the 9th inning. Chapman may have collected his 12th save had it not been for a blown save opportunity by Jonathan Loaisiga in the 8th, as he allowed the White Sox to tie the score of a walk, wild pitch, and a hit.


  • Jacob Barnes recorded the save for the Mets as he recorded the final out of their 12-inning matchup with the Marlins. Aaron Loup had collected the first two outs of the inning via a double play but not before allowing two runs to score, bringing the game within one run. Barnes retired the only batter he faced, throwing just four pitches to induce the game-ending fly out. Edwin Díaz pitched a perfect tenth inning, collecting two strikeouts.
  • The Marlins used ten different pitchers throughout their extra-inning game Friday, with closer Yimi García pitching a perfect 9th inning. Adam Cimber, who took the loss after allowing three runs (two earned) to score in the final inning, was the only one to throw more than 21 pitches on the night so almost every pitcher should still be available on Saturday.


  • Amir Garrett, Lucas Sims, and Tejay Antone were used in the 6th, 7th, and 8th innings respectively for the Reds, with only Antone walking away with a hold, pitching one and two-third hitless innings after bailing out Lucas Sims‘ three-run outing.
  • Diego Castillo has yet to record a save since returning from the IL, but walked away with a win even after allowing two runs (one earned) through the final four outs of the Rays’ extra-inning victory over the Blue Jays.


  • Jordan Romano and Tyler Chatwood pitched scoreless innings for the Blue Jays during the extra-inning affair, with Romano pitching a perfect 7th inning and Chatwood pitching around one walk in the ninth. With back-to-back appearances for Romano and Chatwood, Rafael Dolis may receive an opportunity to redeem himself Saturday if the opportunity arises.
  • Ian Kennedy recorded his first blown save of the season without allowing an earned run of his own. Kennedy came in to relieve Joely Rodriguez in the 8th inning after seeing Rodriguez allow two to score off three hits. Kennedy allowed a hit of his own, allowing the inherited runner Jason Castro to score, before getting the final out of the inning off a Michael Brantley fly out to left and went on to pitch a clean ninth inning. Even with the poor performance, Rodriguez walked away with his fourth hold on the season, while Taylor Hearn got the win thanks to a three-run walk-off Adolis García home run in the tenth inning.


  • Michael Fulmer collected his fourth save for the Tigers, pitching a perfect ninth inning Friday. Fulmer seems to be fully entrenched in the Detroit closer role now, especially with Gregory Soto not even being used in this one despite being fully rested and only throwing 15 pitches across the past four games.
  • Angels’ closer Raisel Iglesias was asked to close out the ninth inning as the Angels attempted to come back from being down two runs. Unfortunately, as this was a non save situation for Iglesias, the Angels saw themselves having to come back from a four-run deficit instead after Iglesias gave up two solo home runs in the inning.


  • Oakland’s Jake Diekman picked up his fifth hold of the season, collecting four outs and one strikeout across the seventh and eighth innings, while Lou Trivino pitched around one walk to close out the final inning in what turned out to be a non save situation thanks to the aforementioned run-scoring top of the inning.
  • As expected, Kenley Jansen was given the night off and Blake Treinen pitched the ninth inning for the Dodgers’ Friday, collecting his second save of 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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