Bullpen Report: August 30, 2022

The 2022 version of Bullpen Report includes five different sections, as well as the closer chart, which can be found at the bottom of the page.

We will always include a link to the full Closer Depth Chart at the bottom of the Bullpen Report each day. It’s also accessible from the RosterResource drop-down menu and from any RosterResource page. Please let us know what you think.

  1. Notable Workloads: Primary closers or valuable members of a closer committee who have been deemed unavailable or likely unavailable for the current day due to recent workload.
  2. Injury News
  3. Outlier Saves: Explanation for a non-closer earning a save during the previous day.
  4. Committee Clarity: Notes on a closer committee that clarify a pitcher’s standing in the group.
  5. Losing A Grip: Struggling closers who could be on the hot seat.

The “RosterResource” link will take you to the corresponding team’s RosterResource depth chart, which will give you a better picture of the full bullpen and results of the previous six days (pitch count, save, hold, win, loss, blown save).

Click HERE to view the full Closer Depth Chart.

Notable Workloads

Jorge López, MIN: 9 pitches on Monday, back-to-back days. | Roster Resource

Jhoan Duran (14 pitches on Monday) and Michael Fulmer (off Monday) should both be available on Tuesday.

Brandon Hughes, CHC: 25 pitches on Monday. | Roster Resource

Rowan Wick or Mark Leiter Jr. is likely to fill in for Hughes if he needs a day off on Tuesday.

Devin Williams, MIL: 26 pitches on Monday, three of last four days. | Roster Resource

Either Matt Bush or Taylor Rogers is likely to fill in for Williams on Tuesday.

Wil Crowe, PIT: 16 pitches on Monday, back-to-back days. | Roster Resource

Setup man Duane Underwood Jr. threw 33 pitches on Monday, leaving Manny Bañuelos as the most likely to fill in for a save opportunity if one comes up on Tuesday.

Craig Kimbrel, LAD: 32 pitches on Monday. | Roster Resource

Evan Phillips and Brusdar Graterol should be available on Tuesday.

Nick Martinez, SDP: 27 pitches on Monday, two of last three days. | Roster Resource

Luis García should be available going into Tuesday’s game.


Injury News



Outlier Saves

Chris Martin, LAD | Roster Resource

Extra innings in Miami allowed for Craig Kimbrel to throw for more than a full inning. Coming into the bottom of the ninth with the score tied at two, Kimbrel struck out the first two batters he faced on called strikes. He then forced a ground out and put the game in the hands of the offense in the top of the tenth. The Dodgers did what the Dodgers do and put a run on the board, making it a save situation for Kimbrel as he came back out for the bottom of the tenth. He walked the first batter he faced, forced a groundball out, then walked the third batter he faced. This loaded the bases and manager Dave Roberts decided Kimbrel was done and brought in Martin to get the last two outs. Martin struck out the first batter he faced, then forced a foul ball pop-up that ended the game.

Is there much to analyze here? Yes, but it’s nothing new. Kimbrel strikes out batters and walks batters. His K/9 is now 11.82 and his BB/9 is 4.14. He has 21 saves. When things get rocky, the Dodgers bullpen members come in and help out. There are now seven other Dodgers relievers with saves recorded this season and Chris Martin joined that group with last night’s outlier. Since his return from the IL, Brusdar Graterol has thrown 4.1 scoreless innings and Blake Treinen should be activated soon. Expect Kimbrel to continue appearing in save situations and for the Dodgers bullpen, which gets stronger by the day, to come in and put out fires.


Committee Clarity



Losing a Grip


Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 8/30/2022
Team Closer First Up Second Up Injured List
ARI Ian Kennedy Joe Mantiply Mark Melancon
ATL Kenley Jansen Raisel Iglesias A.J. Minter
BAL Felix Bautista Dillon Tate Cionel Perez
BOS Garrett Whitlock John Schreiber Matt Barnes Tanner Houck
CHC Brandon Hughes Rowan Wick Mark Leiter Jr.
CWS Liam Hendriks Kendall Graveman Joe Kelly
CIN Alexis Diaz Hunter Strickland Joel Kuhnel Jeff Hoffman
CLE Emmanuel Clase James Karinchak Trevor Stephan
COL Daniel Bard Carlos Estevez Alex Colome Lucas Gilbreath
DET Gregory Soto Andrew Chafin Alex Lange
HOU Rafael Montero Hector Neris Will Smith Ryan Pressly
KC Scott Barlow Dylan Coleman Amir Garrett Taylor Clarke
LAA Jimmy Herget Jose Quijada Ryan Tepera
LAD Craig Kimbrel Evan Phillips Brusdar Graterol Blake Treinen
MIA Tanner Scott Steven Okert Dylan Floro Anthony Bender
MIL Devin Williams Matt Bush Taylor Rogers Trevor Rosenthal
MIN Jorge Lopez Jhoan Duran Michael Fulmer
NYM Edwin Diaz Adam Ottavino Seth Lugo
NYY Clay Holmes Jonathan Loaisiga Wandy Peralta
OAK Zach Jackson AJ Puk Domingo Acevedo Dany Jimenez
PHI David Robertson Brad Hand Jose Alvarado Seranthony Dominguez
PIT Wil Crowe Duane Underwood Jr. Manny Bañuelos David Bednar
STL Ryan Helsley Giovanny Gallegos Jordan Hicks
SD Nick Martinez Luis Garcia Adrian Morejon Drew Pomeranz
SF Camilo Doval John Brebbia Dominic Leone
SEA Paul Sewald Andres Muñoz Erik Swanson
TB Jason Adam Pete Fairbanks Brooks Raley Andrew Kittredge
TEX Jonathan Hernandez Matt Moore Jose Leclerc
TOR Jordan Romano Yimi Garcia Anthony Bass
WSH Kyle Finnegan Carl Edwards Jr. Hunter Harvey Tanner Rainey

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1 year ago

Worth noting that in that same LAD-MIA game, Tanner Scott came in to pitch the 7th against the 8-9-1 hitters. Okert and Floro got the 8th and 9th, respectively. dude should be yellow, at least.