Bullpen Depth Charts: Relievers To Stream – 9/28

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 were the only ones in action yesterday: CHW, CLE, DET, KC, OAK, SEA, WAS, CIN, PIT, COL. As a result, we should have many fresh bullpens heading into the final Tuesday of the regular season. Today’s slate features 16 games, with the Mets and Marlins playing a double-header.
  • An interesting win vulture opportunity today comes from the Cincinnati Reds. Despite a tough matchup against the White Sox, Riley O’Brien draws the start in his Major League debut. Assuming he keeps Cincinnati in the game, and they don’t over-extend him in his first big league start, someone like Luis Cessa could enter the game with a chance to steal a win.

 

Transaction Notes

 

  • The Rays are expected to activate Andrew Kittredge today when he is first eligible to return. Kittredge was on the IL with neck tightness. The team also placed Nick Anderson on the 10-day IL with a back strain. His regular season is now over, but it will be interesting to see what his status will be for the postseason, especially since showing decreased velocity after returning from his elbow injury.
  • The Yankees optioned Albert Abreu to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to make room for Jameson Taillon on the roster.
  • The Pirates placed Luis Oviedo on the 10-day IL with a right shoulder strain, thus ending his season. The rookie struggled to an ugly 8.80 ERA across 29.2 innings this year.

 

Yesterday’s Performances

 

  • Protecting a one-run lead in the bottom of the ninth, Liam Hendriks worked around a leadoff single to retire the side and pick up his 37th save of the season. Hendriks struck out two, while tossing his fifth scoreless inning in the last week. There is a good chance he is unavailable tonight as a result, meaning Craig Kimbrel could be in line for a save should the opportunity arise.
  • Tanner Rainey collected his third save of the season, despite giving up a run in the bottom of the ninth against the Rockies. It was just the first run he’s allowed in five appearances since returning to the big leagues, and it looks as though he could be an option for saves over this final week of the season—that is, if Washington gets any more chances.

 

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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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