Bullpen Depth Charts: Relievers To Stream – 9/7

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


  • The following six teams had a scheduled day off on Labor Day yesterday: CWS, OAK, MIA, ATL, ARZ, SDP. As a result, they should all have completely fresh bullpens heading into tonight’s action.
  • If you’re looking for a win vulture opportunity, the best option might be from the Cleveland Indians. Aaron Civale is making his return from the IL in a favorable home start against the Twins. In his first start since late June, it is very possible that the team tries to limit his workload, making five full innings less than a guarantee. Alex Young or Trevor Stephan could benefit as the potential first man out of the bullpen here.


Transaction Notes


  • The Blue Jays activated A.J. Cole from the 60-day IL and sent him outright to Triple-A Buffalo.
  • The Marlins claimed Taylor Williams off waivers from the Padres. He has a 1.69 ERA in 5.1 innings this season.
  • The Tigers placed Joe Jiménez on the COVID-19 IL. He tested positive, despite having been vaccinated.


  • The Red Sox activated Josh Taylor from the COVID-19 IL. He has a 3.38 ERA in 42.2 innings this year.
  • The Cardinals activated Andrew Miller from the 10-day IL after dealing with a left foot blister.


Yesterday’s Performances


  • Protecting a one-run lead in the bottom of the ninth, Scott Barlow worked around a two-out single to finish off the Orioles and earn his 11th save of the season. While a couple fly balls came dangerously close to leaving the park, Barlow once again got the job done, lowering his season ERA to 2.48. The 28-year-old has taken full control of the closer job in Kansas City, seeing every save chance the team has had over the past few weeks.
  • Edwin Díaz strikes again! The Mets closer came on in the bottom of the ninth with a one-run lead, only recording one out while giving up two walks and two hits to let the Nationals walk it off 4-3. It was his second blowup of the series, after previously going 10 straight frames without allowing a run. Hopefully he can bounce back in his next appearance, before his job is in jeopardy.


  • Pitching the ninth and tenth of the rollercoaster game between the Rays and Red Sox, Collin McHugh picked up his sixth win of the season, allowing only the initial runner on second in extras to score. McHugh has been tremendous all season with a 1.46 ERA and 0.92 WHIP, and yesterday was just more of the same, as the Rays came back from a 7-1 deficit to win the game 11-10.
  • For what seems like the millionth time in the last month, the Red Sox bullpen blew up, causing them to fall to the Rays in a crushing Labor Day defeat. This time, it was Adam Ottavino serving up a solo shot to Nelson Cruz in the eighth, and Garrett Whitlock giving up three runs (two earned) to take the loss in extras. While the abundance of COVID cases on the team certainly isn’t helping the situation, this entire bullpen will need to figure things out soon if the team hopes to make any sort of postseason run.


  • Entering the ninth with a 6-3 lead, David Bednar struck out the side to pick up his third save of the season. Bednar has been lights out of late, working 10.1 straight scoreless innings, allowing a total of four baserunners in that stretch. Striking out seven across his last three innings, Bednar looks nothing short of dominant as the Pirates new closer.
  • Holding onto a 4-3 lead in the ninth, Adam Morgan worked a 1-2-3 inning to grab his second save of the year. Rowan Wick, who had seen each of the last three save opportunities for the Cubs, was unavailable after throwing 37 pitches the day before. Wick should still see the bulk of the team’s save chances moving forward, but Morgan looks like he could be Chicago’s preferred backup option.


  • Alex Colomé worked a 1-2-3 ninth in a 5-2 win over the Indians to record his 12th save of the season. That makes six straight scoreless appearances for the veteran closer, who has only struck out two batters across his last five innings. Nonetheless, he continues to get the job done for Minnesota after a rocky start to the year. Michael Pineda picked up the win with three scoreless innings of relief work, after starter Bailey Ober was pulled heading into the fifth.


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Kyle Frank

Kyle studied finance and sport management at UMass Amherst, and he is a die hard Red Sox fan, despite both of his parents rooting for the Yankees. He can also be found writing about the NBA on Fantrax.

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