Bullpen Depth Charts: Relievers To Stream — 7/2

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’s schedule saw just four teams with a scheduled day off, but four other teams received the day off by way of postponements: the Orioles, Rays, Tigers, and Cubs were scheduled the day off, while the Angels, Yankees, Marlins, and Phillies had their Thursday game canceled, giving their bullpens some added rest going into the holiday weekend.


Transaction and Injury Notes




Yesterday’s Performances


  • Joakim Soria picked up his first save of the season, pitching around a hit and a walk and striking out out one in his scoreless ninth inning on Thursday. The outing marked Soria’s second straight day on the mound so he may be given some rest Friday and if the Diamondbacks can find a way to provide another save opportunity late in the game, recently returned J.B. Bukauskas may be thrust into late-inning duties.
  • Daniel Bard preserved the two-run tie in the top of the ninth inning for the Rockies and was then rewarded with an Elias Diaz three-run walk-off home run off Giovanny Gallegos in the bottom of the inning to give Bard his fourth win on the season. Bard has combined for 35 pitches across the past two days (and 45 pitches in the past four days), so he should be expected to rest up on Friday, making way for Carlos Estevez to step in to close out Friday’s game if necessary.


  • Will Smith blew his second save of the season but was able to walk away with his second win thanks to a Freddie Freeman walk-off single off Seth Lugo (literally) to end the game. Lugo took the loss while allowing two hits and two walks in his outing Friday.
  • Mark Melancon blew his fourth save of the year, walking away with his first credited loss after allowing two walks and three hits, including the game-tying home run off the bat of Kyle Farmer early in the inning and the walk-off single off Tyler Stephenson to end it. Melancon needed 28 pitches to get through his outing Thursday and should be expected to rest up Friday, making way for Emilio Pagan to pitch the final inning of a close game for the Padres on Friday.


  • With the Reds down by a run, Art Warren pitched the final inning for Cincinnati and was credited with his first win as he recorded all three outs by way of strikeout.
  • Ryan Pressly was not phased while pitching in a non-save situation as he struck out two on his way through a scoreless inning to finish off Houston’s five-run victory over Cleveland on Friday. This marked Pressly’s first outing since Sunday and was simply an opportunity to get him some work. Expect him to be ready to go again on Friday if needed.


  • Richard Rodriguez however did not fare as well in his non-save situation Thursday, giving up an additional three runs to the Brewers off four hits (three singles and a double) for added insurance runs to ensure the Milwaukee victory. Rodriguez will continue to see save opportunities if for no other reason but to spotlight the reliever’s abilities to would-be trade partners.
  • Liam Hendriks pitched in a non-save situation of his own, allowing a run to score off two hits while collecting the final three outs for the White Sox. After throwing 23 pitches Thursday and another 23 on Tuesday, Hendriks very well could still be available in a tight spot Friday but would then easily warrant a seat on Saturday.


  • Paul Sewald picked up his first save since 2019 after recording the final four outs for the Mariners on Thursday. Sewald got Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to strike out after being called upon to relieve Drew Steckenrider in the eighth inning after Steckenrider allowed a runner to score off two hits earlier in the inning. After Seattle scored two insurance runs in the top of the ninth, Sewald was given the ball to close out the final three outs, which he did, but not until after allowing a single and walk to start the inning and then striking out the final three batters to end it.


Bullpen Depth Charts

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Account / Login