Bullpen Depth Charts: Relievers To Stream — 6/1

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


  • Yesterday’s slate saw a total of 14 games featuring 26 teams, with the White Sox and Indians playing a double-header.
  • The Blue Jays, Rangers, Marlins, and Rockies were all off yesterday, so they should all have fully fresh bullpens as a result.
  • The best chance to vulture a win tonight could come from the San Diego PadresRyan Weathers will get the start, and he has been excellent with a 1.31 ERA and 0.90 WHIP on the year. However, he hasn’t pitched more than four innings since April 22nd, so the chances of him leaving the game before completing five are fairly high. Someone like Craig Stammen could be the first pitcher out of the bullpen tonight, and would therefore have a solid shot at a win, especially with the Padres going up against the horribly inconsistent 2021 version of Kyle Hendricks.


Injuries and Transactions


  • The White Sox placed Michael Kopech on the 10-day IL with a left hamstring strain. The move is retroactive to May 28th, so he could return in a week if he is ready to do so.
  • The Mets optioned Sean Reid-Foley to Triple-A Syracuse. He pitched well with a 1.98 ERA in 13.2 innings, so it’s only a matter of time before he’s brought back up to the big leagues. The move was made to open a roster spot for Seth Lugo, who was activated from the 60-day IL. It’s only a matter of time before Lugo is pitching in high leverage situations for the Mets.
  • The Tigers optioned Bryan Garcia to Triple-A Toledo. Garcia began the year as a saves option for Detroit, but has pitched to a disappointing 5.30 ERA and 1.66 WHIP on the season.


Yesterday’s Performances


  • In a game that needed ten innings to determine a winner, Taylor Rogers picked up the win for Minnesota, pitching a scoreless ninth inning to keep the game tied 1-1. Hansel Robles ended up getting the extra-innings save in this one, giving up just an unearned run after entering the bottom of the tenth with a 2-run lead. The save was his fourth of the year, with all of them coming since May 15th, and he seems likely to get plenty more chances in what seems to be turning into a matchup-based timeshare between him and Rogers.
  • Adam Plutko picked up the loss for the Orioles, giving up two runs (one earned) in the 10th on a home run by Jorge Polanco. It is noteworthy that César Valdez worked the seventh inning of what was a tied game at the time, indicating that his time as the Orioles closer might very well be over. It is hard to determine who will get the next crack at the job however, as Baltimore has now lost 14 in a row. This is a situation to avoid until things become more clear.


  • Entering the ninth with a 3-1 lead, J.P. Feyereisen worked around a two-out double to finish off the Yankees. Diego Castillo was likely unavailable after pitching in back-to-back games, but Feyereisen has now picked up the last three saves for the Rays after being acquired from the Brewers, and it is looking more and more like he is in fact the Rays closer, at least for the time being.
  • With the Brewers walking off the Tigers in the tenth inning, it was Brad Boxberger who picked up the win after pitching a 1-2-3 tenth with a pair of strikeouts. Boxberger has now gone six straight appearances without allowing a run, with three of those coming in the last three days. Josh Hader also pitched a perfect ninth inning to lower his ERA to an immaculate 0.83 on the year.


  • In the first half of a double-header, Aaron Bummer picked up an extra-innings save with Liam Hendriks unavailable. Despite allowing the initial runner on second to score, it was a solid bounce-back effort for Bummer, who had allowed earned runs in four of his last five appearances. Assuming he gets back on track, Bummer should remain the next in line for saves any time Hendriks is unable to pitch. Codi Heuer got the win after pitching a scoreless seventh.
  • Entering the top of the eighth in a tied game, James Karinchak imploded, giving up three runs (two earned) centered around an Adam Eaton homer. The talented 25-year-old has now given up runs in three of his last four outings, and it is possible that Emmanuel Clase soon returns to the primary closer role in Cleveland as a result. He did collect his ninth save in the second half of the double-header tonight, though it is unclear if that was simply due to Karinchak having already worked in the first game. Clase followed up a leadoff single by striking out each of the next three batters swinging, as he lowered his season ERA to an impressive 1.14.


  • In yet another extra-innings affair yesterday, Daniel Zamora picked up a 10th-inning win for the Mariners to defeat the Athletics 6-5. After being claimed off waivers from the Mets and making his season debut for Seattle on Saturday, Zamora has now picked up two wins in as many appearances, allowing just one hit and an unearned run in his 2.1 innings of work. With the Mariners bullpen somewhat of a free-for-all at the moment, Zamora could find himself pitching in many more high leverage situations if he continues to deliver.
  • Lou Trivino took a tough extra-innings loss, giving up two unearned runs in the tenth for the Mariners to walk it off on a sac fly. Trivino has been solid of late, not allowing an earned run since imploding with five earned runs on May 5th. He should continue to share ninth-inning duties with Jake Diekman, who pitched a scoreless eighth inning last night.


  • Will Smith worked a 1-2-3 ninth to earn his ninth save of the season in a win over the Nationals. Smith has now gone three straight appearances without allowing a base runner, striking out five in that span. As a whole, Atlanta’s bullpen gave up just one hit through the final four innings of the game to give Charlie Morton his fourth win of the season.


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Kyle Frank

Kyle studied finance and sport management at UMass Amherst, and he is a die hard Red Sox fan, despite both of his parents rooting for the Yankees. He can also be found writing about the NBA on Fantrax.

2 responses to “Bullpen Depth Charts: Relievers To Stream — 6/1”

  1. J.C. Mosier says:

    12-teamer with traditional 5×5 pitching, except NSVH instead of SV. Better to add Feyereisen or Lugo?

    • Kyle Frank says:

      I’d go with Feyereisen. Should get a few more chances on a better team, plus the Rays will probably turn him into an elite reliever because that’s what they do. They obviously saw something they really liked to trade for him and throw him into the role so quickly. Plus Lugo carries a bit more risk coming off his injury.

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