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 an excellent 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!
- Ten teams have a scheduled day off on Monday, proving built in rest of their bullpen and giving them more ability to use their high leverage arms in more situations as they arise over the weekend: ARI, STL, MIL, WAS, PHI, TEX, SEA, DET, TOR, BOS
Transaction and Injury Notes
- Arizona Diamondbacks activated J.B. Wendelken.
- San Francisco Giants optioned Camilo Doval to AAA Sacramento.
- Washington Nationals optioned Tanner Rainey to AAA Rochester.
- Cleveland placed Nick Sandlin on the 10-day injured list with a right shoulder strain.
- Joe Barlow got called on for the Rangers save chance last night and converted his first MLB save. Spencer Patton worked the eighth, allowing a walk, a hit, and a run before Barlow worked a scoreless ninth to preserve a two-run lead. Patton has been solid this season, but Barlow certainly has closer type stuff and could be useful in fantasy leagues down the stretch if he sticks in the closer role.
- Ryan Pressly worked a clean ninth against the Angels last night to earn his 19th save of the season. Pressly has been near perfect in the month of August and has just one blown save all season.
- Drew Steckenrider once again pitched the ninth inning following Diego Castillo last night, and wound up picking up the win for the Mariners as Brad Hand walked in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth. In the last three games Castillo and Steckenrider have pitched in together (8/6, 8/11, 8/13), Castillo has worked the eighth, and Steckenrider the ninth. Steckenrider also picked up a save on the eighth of August, working the final two innings following Paul Sewald. Once Sewald returns from the Paternity list, I’d expect the Mariners new pecking order to be Sewald (7th), Castillo (8th), Steckenrider (9th).
- Will Smith bounced back from his fourth blown save of the season on Wednesday to pick up his 24th save last night. Despite the occasional blow-up, Smith has been fairly consistent this season.
- Kenley Jansen worked two innings in last night’s extra-innings win against the Mets, allowing just one walk (and one intentional walk) and picking up just his second win of the season. The second half of the season has been a bit of a rollercoaster for Jansen, however, he hasn’t allowed a hit over his last five innings.
- Jake McGee struggled in the ninth inning of a three-run game last night, allowing four hits (including one home run) and two earned runs before Zack Littell came in to bail him out once again. That’s now back-to-back two earned run outings for McGee, who before that hadn’t allowed a single earned run since May (24.1 IP).