Bullpen Depth Charts: Relievers To Stream — 7/23

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 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!

 

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Schedule Notes

 

  • 12 teams got some rest on Thursday, including BAL, TOR, CHW, KCR, HOU, NYM, WAS, CIN, MIL, PIT, ARI, and COL, and their bullpens should be ready to go through the weekend
  • 14 teams have a scheduled day off coming up this Monday, including BAL, TB, NYY, CLE, OAK, TEX, MIA, MIL, PIT, STL, LAD, ARI, SD, SF, and may feel confident being more aggressive with their high leverage arms over the weekend knowing they have the upcoming built-in day of rest.

Transactions/Injury Notes

 

 

 

 

Yesterday’s Performances

 

  • Chad Green took his second blown save of the season when asked to fill in for Aroldis Chapman in the ninth inning on Thursday after Chapman had pitched in the previous two days (and three of the past four). Green allowed two runs to score off three hits to ultimately tie the game and send it into extra innings. Green looked to be bailed out after the Yankees scored their extra-inning ghost runner off Boston closer Matt Barnes, but unfortunately Brooks Kriske would go on to throw four total wild pitches, allowing Boston’s ghost runner to advance home to score and then set up Xander Bogaerts to score the winning run on a walk-off Hunter Renfroe sacrifice fly after taking a walk and advancing two bases of two wild pitches. Barnes was the beneficiary for the Red Sox, picking up his fifth win of the year. Though that does make back-to-back outings for the Red Sox closer, he only combined for 21 pitches and could still be used on Friday if needed.
  • Gregory Soto picked up his 11th save of the season Thursday, striking out two and walking one. The save marked his third in as many days, further cementing Soto as the Tiger’s main option for the final inning of close games. José Cisneros would probably receive the ball in the ninth on Friday with Soto pitching in each of the past three days and Kyle Funkhouser throwing 32 pitches of his own Thursday on his way to collect his fourth win of the season.

 

  • James Karinchak allowed the Rays to force extra innings on Thursday, giving up two runs off two hits and a walk, including a leadoff home run to Yandy Diaz. The outing marked Karinchak’s third recorded blown save of the year, while Bryan Shaw would take the loss (his fourth of the season), allowing Diego Castillo to pick up his 14th save of the year with a perfect 1-2-3 10th inning. Each of Karinchak, Shaw, and Emmanuel Clase has pitched in the past two games, with each pitcher combining for at least 26 pitches between their two most recent outings, setting up a rare Nick Wittgren sighting in the final inning of Friday’s game, regardless of the score.
  • Mark Melancon recorded his 29th save of the year, pitching a perfect inning of his own. Melancon has thrown 11 pitches in each of his last two outings, which have come in each of the past two days, and may keep him on the bench Friday, setting up a ninth-inning appearance from either Drew Pomeranz or Emilio Pagánthough with the upcoming Monday off day, there’s a chance Melancon is used in a tight spot Friday if absolutely needed.

 

  • Alex Reyes walked one and struck out two on his way to his 23rd save of the season, bouncing back from his first blown save in his previous outing. It was nice to see Reyes being thrust back into a tight spot after just throwing 30 pitches on Tuesday, but one shouldn’t be surprised if they see Génesis Cabrera or even Giovanny Gallegos pitching the final inning for the Cardinals on Friday after Reyes needed another 17 pitches to get through Thursday’s outing.
  • Raisel Iglesias picked up his 20th save of the year for the Angels, striking out one during his perfect inning of work on Thursday. Mike Mayers picked up his 14th hold of the season, pitching around two hits during his eighth-inning performance. Mayers should be the one to watch as the trade deadline approaches as Iglesias continues to be a trade possibility with the Angels currently sitting seven and a half games out of the nearest playoff opportunity.

 

  • Lou Trivino recorded his 16th save of the season, striking out one and allowing one hit through his scoreless inning of work.
  • The Giants provided Kenley Jansen with his fifth blown save and fourth loss of the season, knocking around the Dodgers closer to the tune of four earned runs, four hits, and two walks in the top of the ninth inning. Jansen needed 33 pitches to collect two outs before finally being pulled in favor of Phil Bickford, who finally collected the final out of the inning. This marks Jansen’s third straight blown save and comes off the heels of Wednesday’s 27-pitch meltdown. Regardless of performance, Jansen is all but guaranteed to see some rest on Friday and should be considered a strong possibility to sit Saturday as well after the heavy workload as of late. Though Blake Treinen has also seen time on the mound in each of the past two games, he has only combined for 16 total pitches in that time and should be the favorite to see the final inning on Friday.

 

  • Jake McGee capitalized from the Jansen blowup and cleaned up, picking up his 20th save of the season for the Giants.

 

 

 

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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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