Bullpen Depth Charts: Relievers To Stream – 9/5

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


  • CWS, OAK, MIA, ATL, ARZ, SDP are off on Monday.
  • NYM and WAS completed a double-header on Saturday.


  • MIL and LAA SPs went nine innings. Both bullpens will be fully rested.
  • PHI is expected to use Sam Coonrod as an opener with Matt Moore piggy-backing afterward.


Transaction Notes





Yesterday’s Performances


  • Toronto came into their final frame with a seven-run lead before Joakim Soria coughed up five earned runs before registering a single out. The falter prompted a move to closer Jordan Romano, who also made things interesting by allowing a solo shot to Sean Murphy before setting the final three batters down in order. Expect the overworked Romano to be unavailable for any action tonight.
  • The San Francisco Giants made it a true bullpen game as they used eight pitchers in a nine-inning game with no pitcher going more than 2.2 innings of work. However, their 12-person bullpen approach still has depth, with Jake McGee, Tyler Rogers, and Dominic Leone rested for tonight’s action. Consider that trio plus Tony Watson as easy targets for usage in tonight’s game.


  • Carlos Estévez skirted around a pinch-hit HR from Travis d’Arnaud to acquire his fifth save on the season. Behind Estévez, there were clean innings from Jhoulys Chacín and Robert Stephenson as they picked up their 14th and fourth hold. However, former closer Daniel Bard scuffled yet again, and thus further supplanting Estévez as the go-to closer.
  • On the opposite side of the dugout, the Braves’ Ian Anderson failed to get past the third inning, and Atlanta used six relievers, including Drew Smyly, for a frame. For now, Smyly will get work out of the pen as he works through some struggles but will likely make it back into the rotation at some point.


  • Fresh off an IL stint, the Mariners elected to use Diego Castillo to close out the Diamondbacks. His completion of the task brought his save total up to 16. Seattle’s bullpen is healthier than it’s been in a while, but identifying the closer on a night-to-night basis will be murky waters since the team turns to Castillo, Paul Sewald, and Drew Steckenrider sporadically.
  • Liam Hendriks acquired his 32nd save of the season, but not before Ryan Tepera and Aaron Bummer registered holds. Also, trade deadline acquisition Craig Kimbrel was in the right spot at the right time as he collected his third win on the season. Outside of a disastrous Michael Kopech implosion, the White Sox bullpen was lights out.


  • The Reds newest appointed closer Mychal Givens locked up his fifth save in seven chances. While walks have bitten him at times this season, he’s managed to avoid enough problems to keep the job. Although, waiting in the wings is Lucas Sims and Michael Lorenzen, who combined for three innings of work with one walk and three Ks. As for now, Givens is safe, but at some point, there is plenty of viable arms in the bullpen to make a change.
  • Both Cleveland and Boston’s bullpens struggled as Adam Ottavino blew the save and pitched his way into a victory. If you were rostering Ottavino, you knew what you were getting yourself into; high-leverage usage, a ton of strikeouts, and the occasional stinker of an outing. Welp, today you kind of got it all. On the other side, Cleveland elected not to use Emmanuel Clase, which was not a wise move. I would expect them to correct that mistake next time out.


  • Héctor Neris pitched a clean inning with two Ks, and Connor Brogdon captured his 10th hold before Archie Bradley imploded on the mount. Bradley gave up three hits, including a dinger to Lewis Brinson as the Marlins went on to victory.
  • The Marlins closer Dylan Floro pitched around a leadoff single by Didi Gregorius before slamming the door for his eighth save. Right behind Floro was a three-up, three-down appearance by Anthony Bass as brought his record to 2-7 on the season.


  • Conventional bullpen usage is not the Tampa Bay Rays style, and they used yet another RP to pick up a save. Dietrich Enns pitched the final three innings to record his first save. Enns is a 30-year-old pitcher that hadn’t seen action in the MLB since 2017. However, if you’re in the Rays’ bullpen, expect to get in the game at any moment. Moving forward, don’t consider Enns as someone to pick up a save.
  • Aroldis Chapman pitched in a non-save opportunity but failed to keep things simple. After a dropped-third strike, Ryan Mountcastle reached first base safely. Shortly after that, with the bases loaded, Pedro Severino’s sac fly gave the Orioles an unfamiliar late-inning lead. Finally, Cole Sulser ended the game to collect his fourth win on the season.


  • In the first game of the Mets/Nationals double-header, Kyle Finnegan was charged with the loss after allowing a two-run shot to Francisco Lindor. Newly acquired reliever Heath Hembree was quick to close the door shortly after that. It was Hembree’s first save with the Mets and will likely be his only.
  • As for the second game of the double-header, Kyle Finnegan got his revenge by striking out a pair on his way to notching his seventh save. He tossed 41 pitches on the day and will not be available for Sunday. With Ryne Harper used on back-to-back days, look to Andres Machado to earn his first save, if needed.


  • Chris Stratton did not look comfortable in his 1.2 innings of work. He was allowed to throw 32 pitches in a bizarre move before surrendering three earned runs and getting charged with the loss. Stratton won’t be available for tonight’s action, and David Bednar is the prime candidate for any save opportunities.
  • Houston and San Diego showcased two familiar names from the bullpen as former-starting pitcher Dinelson Lamet pitched a scoreless 0.2 innings with a pair of walks and one strikeout. On the other side, the Astros’ Josh James didn’t fare so well as he allowed two earned runs before striking out three batters in an inning of work.


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Dave Swan

Dave Swan is an avid Chicago Cubs fan that enjoys all aspects of fantasy baseball-especially DFS. He would trade his right arm for a GIF library of Greg Maddux pitches. Swan's baseball thoughts are available at @davithius.

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