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!
- Fortunately for many bullpens, no game went into extra innings last night.
- All 30 MLB teams will take the field today. However, most of the games will be played during the day from 1:05 EST to 4:10 EST.
- Expect many teams to deplete bullpens this weekend as only the following play on Monday: ATL, NYM, WAS, PHI, TOR, BOS, CIN, CHC, DET, MIN, CWS, KC, COL, LAA, HOU, SEA.
Transaction and Injury Notes
- San Diego Padres reinstated LHP Ryan Weathers from the 10-day IL. Optioned RHP Miguel Diaz to El Paso (Triple-A West).
- Toronto Blue Jays sent LHP Tommy Milone to Buffalo (Triple-A East) on a rehab assignment.
- Baltimore Orioles selected the contract of RHP Conner Greene from Norfolk (Triple-A East) and agreed to terms on a major league contract.
- Aroldis Chapman allowed a walk and double before striking out the final batter to record his 18th save on the season. While it wasn’t the cleanest of outings, the ship might finally be turning in the right direction for the Yankees closer.
- Yimi Garcia finished off the Padres in a 3-2 victory. The Marlins closer used his vast arsenal to induce a game-ending double play by Wil Myers. He remains the Marlins’ favorite pitcher in the ninth inning, as he picked up his 15th save.
- The Orioles got out to an early lead and never took their foot off the gas. In a bit of a surprise move, they elected to close the game out with Dillon Tate, who gave up a single but struck out a pair to give him his second save on the season. Tate is an intriguing arm to keep an eye on down the stretch because he harnesses tremendous swing-and-miss stuff, as shown by the 58% CSW performance.
- In what will likely be the shortest save of his season, Raisel Iglesias struck out his only batter faced to preserve a gem from Patrick Sandoval. The outing marks his third appearance in as many days, so this is an excellent spot to stream for a save. However, it’s anyone’s guess as to whom will get the opportunity-my money would be on veteran Steve Cishek.
- Kenley Jansen helped shut out the Rockies by picking up his 22nd save on the season. This was a much-needed performance from the Dodgers closer, as he had blown his previous two outings. Fantasy managers looking to stash a potential closer for the future should open their roster spot up to Blake Treinen as Jansen remains on the hot seat.
- The Kansas City Royals bullpen remains a quagmire as Wade Davis collected only his second save on the season. While we love to see new blood in the player pool, this should be looked at as a one-off and not part of the already large committee of closers. Steer clear of adding Davis and focus on Scott Barlow and Greg Holland as part of the future ninth-inning decisions.
- Heath Hembree was brilliant again as he retired the top of the Cardinals lineup in order. This outing marked his eighth save in as many chances and should firmly solidify any thought of Amir Garrett sneaking back into the closer’s role when he returns from paternity. Hembree is still only rostered in 45% of leagues, so pick him up before it is too late.
- Seattle’s bullpen has been turned to quite a bit lately. Both Kendall Graveman and Paul Sewald have looked terrific but also pitched in the previous two days. This could open the door for an opportunity for Drew Steckenrider or southpaw Anthony Misiewicz, depending on the final batter’s handedness.
- Ryan Pressly game into the ninth in a non-save opportunity. The inning did not go as planned as he served up a solo shot to Andy Ibáñez before collecting the final out of the game. He remains the Astros’ closer with Ryne Stanek as the lead setup man. No worries here as the team moves forward.