Bullpen Depth Charts: Relievers To Stream — 5/8

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:

  • Only 12 teams have a game scheduled this coming Monday, providing the other 18 teams some breathing room to push this bullpens knowing there’s a scheduled off day on the horizon. NYY, TB, TOR, CWS, DET, MIN, CLE, KC, OAK, SEA, NYM, PHI, ATL, WAS, CHC, STL, MIL, LAD all get the day off Monday.


Roster moves:

  • The White Sox activated Garrett Crochet from the IL and optioned Alex McRae to make room.
  • Detroit designated Buck Farmer for assignment while adding Erasmo Ramirez to their bullpen.
  • Boston signed Brandon Workman to a minor league deal, assigning him to AAA Worcester.


Yesterday’s performances:

  • With Craig Kimbrel being held back today it was Rex Brothers getting the save for the Cubs after getting the final out of the 9th, relieving Ryan Tepera who allowed two runs to score (one inherited) while recording the first two outs of the inning. Manager David Ross simply said Kimbrel was scheduled to be down for the game. Ross probably just wanted to give Kimbrel an extra day of rest after using him in four of the Cubs last five games, so unless we hear otherwise I wouldn’t read much more into this situation.
  • Jake McGee collected his 8th save of the season, recording all three outs in the 9th inning by way of strikeouts. Gabe Kapler recently mentioned the possibility of Tyler Rogers seeing more save opportunities, but was used to pitch a clean 8th inning, setting up McGee on Friday.


  • Jake Diekman picked up his second win of the season for the Athletics after getting the final two outs of the 9th inning and enjoying a Seth Brown walk off home run in the bottom of the inning off Tampa’s Jeffrey Springs. Lou Trivino hasn’t pitched since taking the loss on Wednesday, and should be ready to go on Saturday.
  • Patrick Sandoval got the coveted 3-inning save for the Angels on Friday, getting the final 10 outs of the game while scattering two hits and two walks and allowing a solo home run along the way. With the Angels using four different relievers on Thursday, including recently returned Félix Peña, it was nice of Sandoval to take the brunt of the innings in this one to give them some added rest.


  • Liam Hendriks picked up his 6th save of the season, closing out the 3-run win over the Royals on Friday, collecting two strikeouts and giving up two hits along the way. Hendriks needed 21 pitches to get through this one and has not been used in two of the past three days.
  • Rafael Dolis failed to collect an out in his outing Friday, coming in to pitch the 8th inning with the Blue Jays already down by five runs. After giving up a single and a walk, Dolis was removed from the game with an apparent calf injury. The Toronto closer situation continues to frustrate. With David Phelps also now on the IL, hopefully you held onto your Jordan Romano shares.


  • Kendall Graveman recorded his fourth save of the season, collecting all three outs of the 9th inning by way of strikeout and allowing just one hit.
  • Both Alex Colomé picked up his first hold of the season, pitching uneventful 7th inning. The save opportunity was lost after the Twins scored additional runs in the 8th and 9th inning however.


  • Stefan Crichton was credited with the loss in Arizona’s defeat against the Mets Friday, as he couldn’t field a dribbler down the first base line by Patrick Mazeika with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning. To be fair the bases were only loaded because Crichton intentionally walked two batters after inheriting a runner on 2nd base.
  • The Mets used Edwin Diaz for the second straight game. Diaz only threw seven pitches to collect his three outs of the top of the 9th inning, preserving the tie and ultimately sending the game into extra innings.


  • Cincinnati relievers got the day off thanks to Wade Miley’s no hitter, which is probably a good thing all around considering the overall performance of the Reds’ bullpen this season.
  • On the other side of the ball, Emmanuel Clase took the loss after giving up three hits and a balk to allow three runs (two earned) without getting a single out in the outing. Phil Maton was brought in to clean up the mess, which he did by striking out the three batters he faced.



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)

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.

One response to “Bullpen Depth Charts: Relievers To Stream — 5/8”

  1. Powdered Toast Man says:

    Love this column. Important to note Sawamura and Whitlock threw yesterday. Also, Pete Fairbanks looked good in return and Castillo is back on DL.

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