Bullpen Report: August 8, 2022

The 2022 version of the 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

Jordan Romano, TOR: 24 pitches on Sunday. | RosterResource

Romano’s Monday availability could go either way, but the Jays have generally been pretty careful with him this year. Yimi Garcia, Anthony Bass and Adam Cimber are his top backups; it’s worth noting that Garcia and Bass have both pitched three of the last four days.

Alexis Díaz, CIN: 25 pitches on Sunday; 21 pitches on Saturday. | RosterResource

Hunter Strickland has also worked back-to-back days, but on a more efficient 30 pitches total. If he’s not available either, it’s really anyone’s guess who gets a save chance Monday. Perhaps Ross Detwiler, who got the save on Sunday, or Buck Farmer, who earned a save last Monday.

Edwin Díaz, NYM: Three of the last four days; 14 pitches on Sunday. | RosterResource

The Mets may be a little shorthanded in the bullpen on Monday, with Adam Ottavino perhaps down another day after 31 pitches on Saturday and Joely Rodríguez almost certainly out after 30 pitches on Sunday. Mychal Givens and Seth Lugo are the likeliest closers, especially if Ottavino isn’t available either.

Injury News


Outlier Saves

•Ross Detwiler, CIN | RosterResource

Co-closers Alexis Díaz and Hunter Strickland pitched the eighth and ninth for the Reds, and Strickland blew the save chance in the ninth by giving up a homer to Keston Hiura. Once the Reds retook the lead in the tenth, they needed an outlier closer and the job fell to Detwiler. Detwiler threw ten of 12 pitches for strikes against the top of the Brewers order, striking out two for his second career save and first since 2014. The 36-year-old lefty has been a nice piece for the Reds when healthy, with 20 strikeouts in 18 innings helping him put up a 3.50 ERA.

Committee Clarity


Losing A Grip


Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 8/7/2022
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 Tanner Houck Garrett Whitlock John Schreiber Matt Strahm
CHC Rowan Wick Brandon Hughes Michael Rucker Steven Brault
CWS Liam Hendriks Kendall Graveman Joe Kelly
CIN Hunter Strickland Alexis Diaz Joel Kuhnel Jeff Hoffman
CLE Emmanuel Clase James Karinchak Trevor Stephan
COL Daniel Bard Alex Colome Carlos Estevez Tyler Kinley
DET Gregory Soto Andrew Chafin Alex Lange
HOU Ryan Pressly Rafael Montero Hector Neris
KC Scott Barlow Josh Staumont Taylor Clarke
LAA Jose Quijada Ryan Tepera Jimmy Herget
LAD Craig Kimbrel Evan Phillips Alex Vesia Blake Treinen
MIA Tanner Scott Anthony Bender Steven Okert
MIL Devin Williams Taylor Rogers 0 Matt Bush Trevor Rosenthal
MIN Jorge Lopez Jhoan Duran Michael Fulmer
NYM Edwin Diaz Adam Ottavino Mychal Givens
NYY Clay Holmes Scott Effross Jonathan Loaisiga Zack Britton
OAK Zach Jackson AJ Puk Dany Jimenez
PHI David Robertson Seranthony Dominguez Brad Hand
PIT Wil Crowe Yerry De Los Santos Duane Underwood Jr. David Bednar
STL Ryan Helsley Giovanny Gallegos Genesis Cabrera
SD Josh Hader Luis Garcia Nabil Crismatt Drew Pomeranz
SF Camilo Doval John Brebbia Dominic Leone
SEA Paul Sewald Andres Muñoz Erik Swanson Diego Castillo
TB Pete Fairbanks Jason Adam Brooks Raley Andrew Kittredge
TEX Jonathan Hernandez Matt Moore Brock Burke
TOR Jordan Romano Yimi Garcia Anthony Bass
WSH Kyle Finnegan Carl Edwards Jr. Hunter Harvey Tanner Rainey

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1 month ago

Jon, I see you’re not making much of Boone’s comments about Chapman pitching the 9th?