With the MLB season in its final stretch run, some bullpen hierarchies have stayed steady, while others have become more and more muddled. Though some managers may keep fantasy owners guessing, it is important to at least have an idea of who has a chance at a save, and who is most likely not even going to appear in a game today. Don’t sleep on saves! In a shortened season, they all count that much more.
- Liam Hendriks has thrown an inning in each of the last 3 days and will definitely be down today, should a save opportunity arise for the Athletics. Joakim Soria also pitched yesterday, but he could get the chance, or perhaps it could go to Jake Diekman depending on the situation.
- Giovanny Gallegos was pulled from the game yesterday and is dealing with a groin injury. There’s no word yet on whether he will need an IL stint or not, but he will almost certainly not pitch today. Andrew Miller or John Gant figure to be the best bets to fill in if the Cardinals need someone to close out their game.
- There aren’t a lot of reliever streaming options for wins that I can recommend today, however, if you are desperate for wins this late in the season, I’d look at game 2 of the Marlins/Phillies game. Ranger Suarez could be in line to start that game for the Phillies but it would be a committee approach from the Phillies. I’m thinking maybe someone like JoJo Romero or David Phelps could find themselves in a position to pick up a win.
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