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!
- There are 14 teams off on Monday: BAL, DET, KCR, CWS, CLE, OAK, LAA, PHI, ATL, PIT, CHC, MIL, CIN, and COL.
- Boston Red Sox activated Darwinzon Hernandez from the 10-day injured list and placed Austin Davis on the paternity list.
- Texas Rangers optioned Demarcus Evans to AAA Round Rock.
- Toronto Blue Jays activated Ross Stripling from the 10-day injured list.
- New York Yankees activated Michael King from the 60-day injured list and designated Sal Romano for assignment.
- Tampa Bay Rays placed Matt Wisler back on the 10-day injured list with right middle finger inflammation.
- Chicago Cubs placed Adam Morgan on the bereavement list.
- Cole Sulser fired two scoreless innings for his seventh save of the season on Friday. The Orioles have mixed and matched in the later innings for most of the year, but Sulser has been the one constant. However, he currently looks to be in a committee with Tyler Wells, limiting any potential fantasy value.
- Typically the team’s strength, the Rays bullpen struggled mightily against the Tigers last night with J.P. Feyereisen, Pete Fairbanks, and Andrew Kittredge combining to allow six earned runs while recording just five outs. The poor showing shouldn’t change the pecking order in Tampa for now, but it’s worth noting Nick Anderson is scheduled to return at some point this weekend.
- The Mariners three-headed closer monster continues to wreak havoc, with it being Drew Steckenriders turn at a save opportunity last night. He proceeded to work a perfect ninth, striking out the side in order for his eighth save of the season. Diego Castillo worked the eighth while Paul Sewald had the night off. Steckenrider now has five saves since the trade deadline to Sewalds four, with Castillo chipping in two (while also missing time on the IL).
- The Reds got three near-perfect innings from their relievers last night, with Mychal Givens finishing things off in the ninth for his seventh save of the season. Givens remains the favorite for saves here but could be a volatile closer option moving forward despite a friendly schedule. Givens has had a 7.1% K-BB rate and 4.79 SIERA since the beginning of August (14 IP).
- Greg Holland picked up his eighth save of the season yesterday, but don’t be fooled into thinking he has reclaimed the closer role as this game went eleven innings. Scott Barlow worked the ninth, getting three quick outs without allowing a baserunner, and remains the favorite for saves the rest of the way.
- Kenley Jansen worked a scoreless ninth for his 31st save of the season last night. Jansen has now ripped off ten straight scoreless innings and remains one of the best bets at the closer position in all of baseball.