Bullpen Depth Charts: Relievers To Stream – 8/20

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 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!




Schedule Notes


  • Ten teams had the day off Thursday, including BOS, TOR, CLE, ATL, WAS, CHC, PIT, COL, SD, and SF, so their bullpens should be a bit more well-rested heading into the weekend.


Yesterday’s Performances


  • The Tigers asked Michael Fulmer to hold their one-run lead in the eighth inning of their slugfest with the Angels on Thursday. Unfortunately, Fulmer was not up to the task, allowing three runs to score off three hits, including a Max Stassi dart that barely cleared the left-field fence. Austin Warren came in and pitched a clean bottom half of the inning for the Angels and after his offense added a run in the top of the ninth, manager Joe Maddon decided to leave Warren in for the final frame. Warren went on to pitch another perfect inning and recording his first save of the season. Raisel Iglesias should be out there on Friday for the Angels if needed.
  • Texas’ Joe Barlow picked up his first loss of the season. After pitching a perfect 1-2-3 10th inning to preserve the tie score, Barlow returned for the top of the 11th inning and allowed a two-run home run to Ty France before retiring the final two batters of the inning. Paul Sewald was the beneficiary, as he was the last man up for Seattle, collecting his sixth save of the season. Sewald needed just nine pitches to get through his scoreless inning of work and has now seen action in three straight days. Drew Steckenrider should get the ball in the ninth if a save situation arises on Friday.


  • Cristian Javier picked up not his first, but second save of the season as he pitched a perfect 10th inning for the Astros. Ryan Pressly walked away with the win as he pitched around two hits in the ninth, preserving the tie and forcing extra innings.
  • Lou Trivino joined the 20-save club on Thursday, but it wasn’t without some drama. His defense behind him made things interesting, allowing a run to score on what should have been the easy final out of the game, with Elvis Andrus running into Starling Marte trying to track down a pop-up in shallow centerfield. Trivino would go on to get Eloy Jimenez to line out to end the threat.


  • With Aroldis Chapman throwing 20 pitches upon his return from the IL on Wednesday, manager Aaron Boone decided to rely on Chad Green to close out the Yankees’ lead over the Twins on Thursday. Green ultimately walked away with his sixth save of the season, but not before allowing a solo shot to Miguel Sano. Green would go on to striking out the next two batters to end any threat of a Minnesota comeback.
  • The Dodgers utilized seven members of their bullpen on Thursday and six of them walked away with a decision as they combined for six hits, zero walks, and just one earned run through the full nine-inning outing. As the first man up after Corey Knebel acted as the opener, Evan Phillips walked away with the win while Victor González, Phil Bickford, Brusdar Graterol, and Alex Vesia each walked away with a hold after their scoreless outings. Blake Treinen finished things off for his fourth save of the season with Kenley Jansen still resting after throwing a combined 35 pitches between his previous two outings earlier in the week.


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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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