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Bullpen Depth Charts: Relievers To Stream – 9/25

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

 

  • With only six games on Monday and one week left in the season, we could expect to see potential playoff teams really push their bullpen this weekend. Relievers who have pitched on back-to-back days (therefore RED) may still pitch today.

 

Transaction Notes

 

  • no significant moves

 

Yesterday’s Performances

 

  • Orioles closer Tyler Wells left last night’s game after facing just one batter, with Conner Greene replacing him and proceeding to allow four runs for the blown save. After the game, it was announced Wells is dealing with right shoulder discomfort, which at this point in the season could very well shut him down. Cole Sulser would be next in line for save opportunities.
  • Liam Hendriks notched his 35th save of hte season yesterday, shutting down Cleveland’s offense in the bottom of the ninth. After a rocky month of August, Hendriks has now gone 11.2 innings without allowing a run (or walk) and has given up just five hits over that span.

 

  • Alex Colomé picked up his 16th save of the season last night, as he blanked the Blue Jays in the ninth inning. Colomé’s 14 savs since the start of August are the most in all of baseball, and while there have been some hiccups here and there, 20 of his 24 outings during that span have been scoreless.
  • Scott Barlow closed out the Tigers last night for his 15th save of the season. His 13 saves since July are good for the eighth-most in baseball, squarely putting Barlow in RP1 territory over that time. Assuming he remains the Royals closer next season, he should be a top 12-15 reliever off the board.

 

  • Joe Barlow picked up his eighth save of the season last night and his fifth for the month of September. It’s nice to see the strikeouts coming back, as he now has five over his last four innings after having just one over his previous six innings.
  • Paul Sewald was called on by the Mariners for last night’s save attempt and converted for his tenth save of the season despite allowing a hit and two walks. Drew Steckenrider pitched the eighth, allowing just one hit and no runs. With three saves this week, it looks like Sewald is back as the team’s 1a closer option.

 

  • Ian Kennedy continued his busy week, adding his 25th save to his total for the season in a win over the Pirates. Kennedy has now thrown 82 pitches since Tuesday night, but with the Phillies fighting for their playoff lives, expect Kennedy to be available this weekend.
  • Will Smith allowed a go-ahead home run to Fernando Tatis Jr. last night, leaving Smith with his sixth loss of the season. Smith may be the most consistently inconsistent closer in baseball as he seems to allow runs every week yet still gives you a save or two.

 

  • Mychal Givens blew his third save of the season last night allowing three hits, two walks, and three earned runs while only recording two outs against the Nationals. The meltdown comes after Givens had gone seven straight outings without allowing a run, but we could still see a change at the closer position with how well Lucas Sims has thrown the ball over the past month.
  • Giovanny Gallegos picked up his 13th save of the season Friday, firing a perfect ninth while striking out two. Gallegos now has 11 saves dating back to August 30th. Alex Colomé and Jordan Romano have the 2nd most over that time with 7 each.

 

  • Mark Melancon worked around a walk to record his 37th save of the season in yesterday’s resumption of a suspended game with the Braves. Despite leading baseball in saves, it was only Melancon’s first save this month and just his fifth since the trade deadline.
  • Kenley Jansen has been on a tear since the end of July, and over the past nine weeks has a 1.32 ERA, .77 WHIP, 34.6% K rate, and is tied for the league lead with 14 saves. He worked a perfect ninth last night to closer out the Diamondbacks for his 35th save of the season, trailing league leader Mark Melancon by just two saves now.

 

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Rick Graham

Rick resides in the Boston area and has experience as a player and coach at the collegiate level. He has been covering relievers for Pitcher List since 2017.

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