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!
- The following teams have a scheduled off day this coming Monday and may feel more comfortable pushing their high leverage bullpen arms over the weekend knowing they have the built-in rest day coming up: BOS, NYY, TOR, TB, CWS, DET, KC, LAA, SEA, MIA, PHI, WAS, PIT, STL, COL, SFG
- Baltimore and Houston do not have another scheduled off day in the month of June, while the Dodgers’ next off day isn’t until June 30th.
- After yesterday’s game was rained out, the Cardinals and Braves will play a doubleheader today starting at 2 PM EST. With Atlanta also scheduled to play two games against the Mets tomorrow, expect to see every member of that bullpen pitch in the next two days, possibly in situations they are not accustomed to as they play ten games in the next seven days.
- Cleveland will use multiple arms in their bullpen today against the Pirates with Sam Hentges starting. Hentges likely won’t go more than two, maybe three innings, so for those looking to stream a win on the last day of the week, Trevor Stephan may be the dart to throw.
- San Diego Padres placed Pierce Johnson on the 10-day injured list with right triceps inflammation.
- New York Mets traded Jacob Barnes to Toronto Blue Jays for Troy Miller.
- Paul Fry received his second save chance for the month of June yesterday and proceeded to blow the lead along with Tyler Wells. Fry allowed four earned in his outing while Wells allowed another two in the same inning. The Jays have crushed lefty closers this year, but this could push Tanner Scott or Hunter Harvey closer to the closer role in Baltimore.
- Aroldis Chapman ran into some trouble before eventually shutting the door on the A’s yesterday, as he allowed one run on two hits and a walk. Despite his struggles the past two weeks, Chapman still was able to wow us yesterday by throwing the hardest pitch of the MLB season at an insane 103.4 MPH.
- Jordan Romano picked up a win yesterday, pitching the last two innings of the game. As the only trustworthy member of the Blue Jays bullpen, I’d expect Romano to see a lot of usage like this until reinforcements arrive. After throwing 28 pitches yesterday, there’s a chance he gets the day off, but if a save situation should arise, he’s their only real option at the moment.
- The Twins went with Hansel Robles in the eighth inning of yesterday’s game, leaving Taylor Rogers to close things out in the ninth for his third save in the month of June. At this point, Rogers is seeing about 60-70% of the save chances and is worth rostering over Robles.
- Despite adding a run in the bottom of the eighth to increase their lead to four, Dusty Baker decided to go with Ryan Pressly in the ninth anyway, and after pitching Friday’s game, there’s a chance he gets Sunday off. He only has thrown a total of 25 pitches the past two days, so perhaps Baker would turn to him for a third consecutive day.
- Kendall Graveman allowed a pinch-hit home run to Brandon Lowe in the ninth inning of last night’s game to blow his first save of the season. He’s now allowed three earned over four innings since returning from the Covid IL and has seen diminished velocity over those four games.
- Brad Hand came on for a one-out save yesterday, needing to throw just one pitch in the outing to pick up his 14th save. He also worked Friday’s game, but only threw six pitches in that one, so it’s certainly possible he comes back for the third day in a row after only throwing seven total pitches the past two days.
- Richard Rodríguez worked his second game in a row yesterday, allowing a home run in a non-save situation, and should get Sunday off. Expect David Bednar or Kyle Crick to get a save chance should the Pirates find a way to be in a position to sweep Cleveland.
- Josh Hader has also pitched in back-to-back games coming into Sunday’s action, and will likely be off today after throwing 17 pitches to pick up a save yesterday. Brad Boxberger and Devin Williams should both be available for Sunday’s game in Colorado.
- Mark Melancon bounced back from Thursday’s disaster allowing just one hit in the ninth while adding a strikeout for his 20th save of the season. Since May began, Melancon has been allowing baserunners at a high rate with 18 hits and 10 walks allowed over 17 innings but has been able to limit the damage to just seven runs (five earned) allowed.