Bullpen Depth Charts: Relievers To Stream — 5/29

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


  • Philadelphia and Tampa Bay had a rare scheduled Friday day off and will square off against each other in a two-game set this weekend in St. Petersburg.
  • Eight other teams had an unscheduled day off Friday due to rain. The bullpens of Colorado, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Washington, Baltimore, and the Chicago White Sox should be fully rested for their doubleheaders on Saturday, while the New York Mets and Atlanta were rained out but have yet to announce a make up date.


  • Only four teams have a scheduled day off Monday (Toronto, Texas, Miami, and Colorado) and may be a little more aggressive with the late-inning bullpen pieces through the weekend, knowing they can rest them to start the week.


Injuries and Transactions



Yesterday’s Performances


  • Craig Kimbrel picked up his 12th save of the season, pitching a perfect ninth inning Friday for the Cubs. Though Kimbrel has been one of the best closers in baseball this year, has been worked hard as of late, pitching in four of the past five games over the course of the past six days. Don’t be surprised to see Ryan Tepera back out for the ninth on Saturday.
  • Aroldis Chapman, who had missed the past few days battling illness, was called upon by the Yankees to keep the score tied in the bottom of the ninth. Chapman did as asked, pitching around on walk and collecting a strikeout in the process, sending the game into extra innings. With the Yankees scoring a run in the top of the 10th, Justin Wilson was given the save opportunity in the bottom of the inning and promptly blew it, taking the loss after allowing a Robbie Grossman walk-off home run. Bryan Garcia backed his way into a win for the Tigers, while Michael Fulmer pitched around two hits in a scoreless eighth inning, followed by Gregory Soto’s scoreless ninth.


  • Ryan Pressly returned to the mound for the Astros and pitched a perfect ninth inning on just eight pitches, leaving the game tied at three apiece and ultimately helping to send the game to extra innings. Assuming his neck issues mentioned by manager Dusty Baker are behind him, Pressly should be available to close out Saturday’s game if needed.
  • With Josh Staumont being placed on the IL, the Royals may turn to Kyle Zimmer or Scott Barlow to close out their next game as they’ve been their two best relievers as of late, but Greg Holland will always be looming. Zimmer has recorded the team’s last save so the edge goes to him by default.


  • Adam Ottavino picked up his second save for the Red Sox after the game was called after the conclusion of the sixth inning due to rain. Matt Barnes, who was fully rested and ready to go, simply did not get the opportunity to appear due to the rain so nothing to read into here. Expect Barnes back out for the next opportunity.
  • As expected, Lou Trivino saw time on the mound in the final inning for the Athletics Friday, picking up his seventh save after throwing a perfect ninth.


  • Don’t look now but Daniel Ponce de Leon has now recorded the Cardinals’ last two saves after picking up the final four outs for St. Louis on Friday. With all three of Alex Reyes, Giovanny Gallegos, and Génesis Cabrera pitching in the back-to-back days prior to Friday’s match, it was Ponce de Leon who was called upon to keep a two-run lead safe after Ryan Helsley allowed two runs to score earlier in the eighth inning. Expect Reyes to back in the ninth inning role Saturday.
  • Tyler Rogers was credited with his third blown save of the season, allowing the Dodgers to score three runs in the ninth inning and sending the game into extra innings. Rogers would eventually be bailed out by the Giants’ offense and walked away with the win, his first of the season. Jarlin García picked up his first career save, pitching a perfect 10th inning for San Francisco. Jake McGee picked up his third hold of the year, pitching around a walk in an otherwise clean eighth inning.


  • Kenley Jansen took the loss for the Dodgers on Friday as he came into the game in the top of the 10th inning with the score tied at five apiece and allowed three runs (two earned) to score off two hits and a walk. Jansen has now pitched in back-to-back games, combining for 32 pitches across the two appearances, and should see some rest on Saturday. Blake Treinen has also been used in two straight, so expect the likes of Victor González, Nate Jones, or even Joe Kelly to show up later in Saturday’s matchup.
  • Three Seattle relievers recorded a hold in Friday’s matchup, including Anthony Misiewicz’s 10th of the season. After pitching the ninth inning Thursday in a non-save situation, Keynan Middleton was used in the eighth inning, collecting two outs en route to his 3rd hold and ultimately giving way to Erik Swanson who recorded the final four outs of the ballgame for the Mariners, picking up his first save of the season. Seattle has now seen three different members of their bullpen record a save in their last three chances as Kendall Graveman remains out on the IL for undisclosed reasons (speculated to be Covid related).


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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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