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!
- Ten teams had the scheduled day off yesterday (BAL, TB, CLE, LAA, TEX, NYM, CHC, STL, ARI, and SD) while San Francisco and Washington had their game postponed.
- The New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies have a rare scheduled Friday off today.
- Up two going into the bottom of the ninth, the Yankees looked to closer Aroldis Chapman to make quick work of the top of the Twins’ order to end the game. Though Chapman only needing nine pitches, he failed to record an out and instead allowed four hits to the four batters he faced, including two homers, ending in a Nelson Cruz walk-off. This marked Chapman’s second blown save of the season and his first loss. Hansel Robles walked away with his second win on the season after pitching a perfect top of the ninth, collecting two strikeouts to go with it.
- Liam Hendriks recorded his 18th save of the season, pitching around one hit and collecting two strikeouts to end the match up with the Blue Jays. Though unlikely, Hendriks might see some rest Friday after throwing 24 pitches in his Thursday appearance.
- Yimi Garcia pitched a perfect final inning for the Marlins as they rolled to a seven-run victory over the Rockies. This marked Garcia’s first appearance since Sunday and only needed 10 pitches to get through his clean outing.
- Hector Neris blew the save opportunity he was provided by Zack Wheeler’s dominant outing, allowing a Freddie Freeman home run to tie the game and send it to extra innings. José Alvarado wouldn’t fare much better in the top of the tenth, allowing two runs to score in the inning, one off a wild pitch and the other thanks to a passed ball. The Phillies would end up bailing both of them out, scoring three runs off three hits in the bottom of the 10th inning off Chris Martin, who took his first blown save and second loss on the season.
- Just when most of us were starting to get used to Lucas Sims as the assumed closer in Cincinnati, he gets called in to relieve starter Luis Castillo in the sixth inning. Sims allowed back-to-back hits, allowing three runs to score, including the two runners he inherited from Castillo.
- After seeing Kenley Jansen pitch in each of the previous two days, the Dodgers allowed Phil Bickford to pick up his first career save on Thursday as he pitched what turned out to be the final inning to ensure Los Angeles’ three-run win over Pittsburgh.
- Matt Barnes closed out Boston’s four-run victory over the Astros, needing ten pitches to get through his scoreless outing. Barnes had not pitched since Sunday.