Bullpen Depth Charts: Relievers To Stream — 5/9

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 are off tomorrow: Yankees, Rays, Blue Jays, White Sox, Tigers, Twins, Cleveland, Royals, A’s, Mariners, Mets, Phillies, Braves, Nationals, Cubs, Cardinals, Brewers and Dodgers. Expect the managers of those clubs to push their bullpens a bit harder than usual, if necessary.


Roster moves:

  • Tony Watson should be returning to the Angels soon. He had a 1.08 ERA and 0.72 WHIP in his first nine appearances this year before landing on the IL with a calf strain. 
  • The Padres placed Keone Kela on the IL with a forearm strain and recalled Miguel Diaz.
  • The Brewers placed Brent Suter on the bereavement list.
  • The Twins optioned Cody Stashak to the minors and purchased the contract of Derek Law.
  • Oakland activated Burch Smith off the IL.


Yesterday’s performances:


  • Brad Hand blew his first save of the season for the Nationals. He was trying to protect a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the ninth but he walked leadoff man DJ LeMahieu, who came around to score after a pair of singles. Hand threw 29 pitches in this outing. Though they’re among the teams off tomorrow, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Nationals lean toward giving Hand the day off today. Daniel Hudson appeared in this game, but threw just seven pitches.
  • Aroldis Chapman finally gave up his first run of the year, kinda. It was the rink-a-dink extra-innings bonus runner, so his ERA is still a perfect 0.00. He gave up a single and a sac fly but the Yankees scored in both the 10th and 11th innings to win it. Chapman topped out at 102.2 mph.


  • With Edwin Díaz having pitched back-to-back games the Mets turned to Trevor May in the ninth inning. He delivered a scoreless inning to pick up his first save of the season and lower his ERA to 1.46.
  • Alex Reyes was somehow shaky and impressive in his outing. He allowed both an inherited run and one of his own to score in the eighth inning before striking out the side in order in the ninth. He logged 30 pitches in this game, Giovanny Gallegos threw 28.


  • Zombie Craig Kimbrel has been a heck of a thing to watch so far this year. He’s back from the dead! Kimbrel picked up his sixth save with a scoreless ninth inning, dropping his ERA to 0.64.
  • Speaking of comebacks, Ian Kennedy earned his 10th save for Texas, barely. He made things interesting, allowing the first two runners to reach and the game actually ended on an RBI single. The Mariners tried to score the game-tying run on that hit but he was out at the plate. Wild finish.


  • Oakland’s last two saves were recorded by Yusmeiro Petit and Jake Diekman but those two set up for Lou Trivino Saturday. After ending the eighth with a strikeout, Trivino opened the ninth by loading the bases with a single, a hit batter and a walk. He wiggled out of the jam to earn his sixth save.
  • José Alvarado held Atlanta at bay while recording four outs and Héctor Neris retired the first two batters he faced in the ninth inning. He then walked Ehire Adrianza and gave up the game-tying homer to pinch hitter Pablo Sandoval. Pandemonium ensued.


  • Blake Treinen closed out a 14-11 victory for the Dodgers. They led 13-0 at one point of that game.
  • The Brewers bullpen trio of J.P. Feyereisen, Devin Williams and Josh Hader combined to throw three shutout innings of one-hit ball with eight strikeouts and zero walks. Wow.


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


Featured image by Justin Paradis (@freshmeatcomm on Twitter)

Tom Froemming

Tom is a self-professed bullpen nerd who, in addition to contributing to Pitcher List, serves as the content editor at Twins Daily. You can also find him on both Twitter and YouTube as TFTwins.

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