Bullpen Report: June 11, 2021

The 2021 version of Bullpen Report includes five different sections, as well as the closer chart, which can be found at the bottom of the page.

    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.
  1. Injury News 
  2. Outlier Saves: Explanation for a non-closer earning a save during the previous day.
  3. Committee Clarity: Notes on a closer committee that clarify a pitcher’s standing in the group.
  4. 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

Liam Hendriks, CHW: 24 pitches on Thursday; pitched 3 of last 5 days. | RosterResource

In all likelihood, Hendriks will be available again on Friday. If not, Aaron Bummer and Evan Marshall are likely candidates for a save chance.

Gregory Soto, DET: Back-to-back days; 12 pitches on Thursday. | RosterResource

José Cisnero is a likely candidate for a save chance on Thursday, especially if Soto isn’t available.


Injury News



Outlier Saves

Phil Bickford, LAD | RosterResource

Bickford went from being designated for assignment by the Brewers in late April to saving a game for the reigning World Champion Dodgers less than two months later. OK, so it was about as fluky a save as you can get. With the Dodgers likely down three of their top relievers — Kenley Jansen, Blake Treinen, and David Price each had high pitch counts on Wednesday — Bickford got a chance to hold a two-run lead in the seventh inning. After he held the Pirates scoreless to keep the 5-3 lead intact, the game was called during the next half-inning due to rain and Bickford was awarded the save.

Despite being near the bottom of the bullpen hierarchy, Bickford took advantage of the opportunity to show that he can be trusted in a high-leverage situation. The 25-year-old right-hander has not allowed an earned run in seven innings since the Dodgers promoted him on May 23 and would’ve picked up his first career hold had the game continued.


Committee Clarity



Losing A Grip



Click HERE to view the full Closer Depth Chart.


Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 6/11/2021

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