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!
- Fortunately for many bullpens, no game went into extra innings last night.
- All 30 MLB teams will take the field today, with all 30 taking the field again tomorrow. However, most of the games will be played during the day from 1:05 EST to 4:10 EST.
- Expect many of the teams to deplete bullpens this weekend as only the following play on Monday: ATL, NYM, WAS, PHI, TOR, BOS, CIN, CHC, DET, MIN, CWS, KC, COL, LAA, HOU, SEA.
Transaction and Injury Notes
- Philadelphia Phillies placed RHP Hirokazu Sawamura on the 10-day IL, retroactive to July 20. Recalled RHP Phillips Valdez from Worcester (Triple-A East).
- Seattle Mariners Reinstated RHP Casey Sadler from the 60-day IL. Designated RHP Rafael Montero for assignment.
- New York Yankees reinstated LHP Nestor Cortes and RHP Jonathan Loaisiga from the COVID-19 IL. Transferred RHP Darren O’Day from the 10-day IL to the 60-day IL.
- Tampa Bay Rays sent RHP Nick Anderson to Florida Complex League (FCL) on a rehab assignment.
- Houston Astros sent RHP Pedro Baez to Sugar Land (Triple-A West) for a rehab assignment.
- Cincinnati Reds released RHP Jose De Leon.
- Taylor Rogers shut down the Angels to pick up his ninth save of the season. He did so with a barrage of sinkers and sliders. Both pitches worked in harmony as he showcased a 44% CSW on 18 total pitches. Taylor Rodgers and Hansel Robles remain co-closers and will both be available for tonight’s action.
- The Royals edged the Tigers in a 5-3 game, with Greg Holland nabbing his seventh save by using a heavy dose of sliders. By and large, this is a bullpen with plenty of terrific arms. However, the team alternates between Scott Barlow and Greg Holland. This two-step has actually performed quite nicely and leaves both options available for tonight’s dance.
- Apparently, the Marlins didn’t feel like swinging bats in the ninth inning. Mark Melancon tossed ten cutters their way, and half of them resulted in a strike with no swing. He did give up one hit to Sandy Leon before adding to his league-leading save total, which now sits at a whopping 30. That was the third night in a row for Melancon, so a great streaming option might be Drew Pomeranz tonight.
- The Mets got out to an early lead and never looked back. While much talk has come of Edwin Diaz and his struggles, he did manage to close out this one for his 20th save on the season. Still, it was an outing that gave up a bit of hard contact, and concern probably remains for many fantasy managers.
- The Reds bullpen has been a disaster this season until Heath Hembree took over the closer duties. The right-hander converted his seventh save in as many tries. Tremendously, the slider and four-seamer helped Hembree sit down all three batters he faced. He takes his 41% K-rate into tonight’s game as he looks to build on a successful run.
- Raisel Iglesias came in to help lock up the Twins, but his outing didn’t go as desired. He managed to get through the inning but not before giving up a pair of hits, leading to one earned run. The Angels bullpen has plenty of its own woes, but Iglesias has been efficient enough to give him a pass. Additionally, due to a heavy workload, Iglesias could sit, allowing for Mike Mayers to scoop up a save.