Bullpen Depth Charts: Relievers To Stream – 8/17

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!

 

Notes

 

Schedule Notes

 

  • The following ten teams had a scheduled day off yesterday: ARI, STL, MIL, WAS, PHI, TEX, SEA, DET, TOR, BOS. As a result, they should all have completely fresh bullpens heading into today’s action.
  • David Price is on the mound for the Dodgers tonight in a favorable matchup at home against the Pirates. However, he has only made it through five or more innings twice this season, so there is still a solid chance he falls short of that mark tonight. In the event he does, newly brought up Neftalí Feliz could be an interesting candidate to relieve Price and potentially vulture a win.

 

Transaction and Injury Notes

 

  • The Rays signed David Robertson to a one-year deal, but will head to the minors first to get back up to speed. The 36-year-old hasn’t pitched in the big leagues since 2019, but was a part of Team USA at the Olympics.
  • The Rays placed Matt Wisler on the 10-day IL with inflammation in his right middle finger. He is expected to be back in action when first eligible to return.

 

  • The Dodgers purchased the contract of Neftalí Feliz from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Feliz pitched poorly in two appearances with the Phillies earlier this season, allowing four runs in just one inning of work.
  • The Mariners activated Paul Sewald from the paternity list. He will return to his role as the team’s primary setup man.

 

  • The Royals placed Greg Holland on the 10-day IL with right shoulder impingement syndrome. The severity of the injury is unknown.

 

Yesterday’s Performances

 

  • Protecting a 2-1 lead in the ninth, Chad Green struck out two on the way to his fourth save of the season. It’s been anyone’s guess as to who will earn the save for the Yankees with Aroldis Chapman out, as five different pitchers have now recorded a save since he went down less than two weeks ago. Zack Britton finished off the sixth in this one, while Wandy Peralta and Jonathan Loaisiga were both unavailable. Any of these guys could be decent options in the short-term, with the Yankees winning as much as they are.
  • Liam Hendriks slammed the door on the Athletics in the ninth, striking out the side to earn his 27th save of the year. Craig Kimbrel also struck out three in a scoreless eighth, while Michael Kopech struck out three in a scoreless sixth and seventh. It was a dominant performance by the White Sox bullpen, who held Oakland to just a hit and a walk across the final four innings of the ballgame.

 

  • Scott Barlow recorded the final five outs of the game for the Royals to pick up his fifth win of the season, despite giving up a solo shot to Jason Castro in the top of the ninth. With Greg Holland now on the IL, Barlow should see even more opportunities in the ninth moving forward.
  • Entering the bottom of the tenth in a tied game, Nick Wittgren took the loss, giving up two hits that allowed the winning run to score for the Twins. It’s Wittgren’s second loss in the last week, despite giving up zero earned runs between the two appearances.

 

  • Despite serving up a three-run homer to Trent Grisham in the top of the ninth, Daniel Bard walked away with a win, after C.J. Cron ended things with a walk-off homer of his own off Daniel Hudson. It was Bard’s seventh blown save of the year, as his ERA jumped to 4.53 on the season.
  • Kenley Jansen worked around a one-out double to preserve a 2-1 lead over the Pirates and earn his 24th save of the season. After allowing ten earned runs across six appearances from July 18th to August 4th, Jansen has settled back down for five straight scoreless outings. Everyone can calm down.

 

  • Protecting a two-run lead in the top of the ninth, Jake McGee worked a 1-2-3 inning for the second night in a row, earning his 26th save of the season. It’s a nice bounce-back for McGee, who had back-to-back blowups in the middle of last week. He still holds a strong 2.66 ERA and 0.85 WHIP on the year.

 

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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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