Bullpen Depth Charts: Relievers To Stream — 6/4

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

  • Thursday was a scheduled day off for six teams: BAL, TOR, CLE, OAK, PHI, and LAD. That makes two days in a row off for Cleveland and Philly thanks to a pair of Wednesday rainouts.
  • Jean Carlos Mejía is scheduled to start for Cleveland on Friday and though he’s operated as a starter in the minors, he has yet to throw a full two innings in any one appearance out of the bullpen at the major league level this year. Eli Morgan was originally scheduled to start, but was since moved to the bullpen and could end up being the first man up, setting up a possible vulture win against Baltimore.





Yesterday’s Performances

  • Brandon Workman made his 2021 Boston debut, pitching the final inning of the Red Sox’ four-run victory over the Astros on Thursday. Though he allowed the only Astros’ run of the ballgame, it was a nice homecoming of sorts for Workman, but don’t expect many high leverage situations moving forward.
  • Richard Rodriguez recorded his seventh save of the year for the Pirates without recording any strikeouts, pitching around a hit to finish his scoreless outing Thursday. It was a welcome return to form for the Pittsburgh closer, who had allowed three earned runs off four hits and a walk through his previous two outings after allowing just one earned run off seven hits and a walk in his 19 appearances prior.


  • Josh Hader picked up his 13th save of the season, recording all three outs of the final inning by way of strikeout. Devin Williams also struck out three and picked up his eighth hold, despite allowing an earned run off two walks a hit in the eighth inning.
  • Scott Barlow recorded the final six outs for the Royals Thursday on his way to his second save of the season. Kyle Zimmer was called upon early on to stop the bleeding of Kris Bubic, collecting one strikeout through five outs as he finished out the fifth inning and stayed through the sixth. Jakob Junis backed his way into the win after allowing the game-tying run to score in the seventh inning, just to have his offense bail him out in the bottom of the inning thanks to some heads up base running on the part of Jarrod Dyson and some unfortunate errors made by rookie Gilberto Celestino, saddling Hansel Robles with the loss for the Twins.


  • Liam Hendriks picked up his 14th save of the season, pitching a perfect ninth inning and collecting two strikeouts along the way. Hendriks needed just 15 pitches to finish off the three-run win over the Tigers and should be readily available Friday if needed.
  • Both Tejay Antone and Lucas Sims each pitched a pair of scoreless innings for the Reds on Thursday, with Sims’ recording the final six outs of the ballgame to record his fourth save of the season. Both Antone and Sims crossed the 30-pitch mark, so look for them both to get some rest Friday, possibly setting up a Sean Doolittle appearance in the final inning of a close game.


  • Mark Melancon extended his league lead with his 18th save of the season Thursday, pitching around a walk and a hit while closing out San Diego’s one-run win over the Mets. This was Melancon’s first appearance since Saturday.
  • Will Smith closed out Atlanta’s win over Washington Thursday, allowing one earned run off two hits and striking out two in his non-save situation. Smith hadn’t previously pitched since Monday, so this was just a way to get him some work with both Chris Martin and AJ Minter pitching the previous day.


  • Ryan Yarbrough pitched a complete game for the Rays on Thursday, giving the Tampa bullpen a day of rest as they travel to Texas for their weekend series against the Rangers.


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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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