Bullpen Report: June 21, 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

Tanner Houck, BOS: 14 pitches on Monday, three of last four days. | Roster Resource

In all three of Houck’s latest appearances, he has converted on save opportunities. He’ll likely be in need of rest on Tuesday and with John Schreiber also on “High Usage Alert”, Matt Strahm, Jake Diekman, or Hansel Robles could be available to close out the game.

Clay Holmes, NYY: 25 pitches on Monday. | Roster Resource

Once Gerrit Cole was taken out of the game after giving up his first hit in the eighth inning the Rays got the bats going. Holmes came in and looked unusually rocky and gave up only his second earned run of the season. He got the final two outs in the inning but was tagged with a blown save. The Yankees came back to score in the top of the ninth and Wandy Peralta closed out the game in the bottom of the frame and recorded a win. If Holmes is unavailable on Tuesday after Monday’s high pitch count, Miguel Castro or Michael King are likely to fill in.

Kenley Jansen, ATL: 20 pitches on Monday, back-t0-back days. | Roster Resource

A.J. Minter and Will Smith should be available to throw in late innings if Jansen needs a day off.


Injury News



Outlier Saves



Committee Clarity

Joe Kelly, CHW

Last night’s contest on the southside of Chicago was a high-scoring affair that ended 8-7, White Sox. Lance Lynn threw five and gave up three earned runs. Reynaldo López took over in the sixth and threw two scoreless innings. The ball then went to Kendall Graveman in the eighth and he recorded the hold, giving up a double to Teoscar Hernandez, but no allowed runs. It was Joe Kelly, only about a week in from returning from the IL, who got the opportunity to close out the game. He started off with a strikeout to Matt Chapman, but then gave up a single and a home run. He recorded the final two outs to earn the save but it was not the most convincing outing.

Kelly only has six career saves and hasn’t really gotten into much of a rhythm so far in 2022. It’s unclear as to why Kelly got the ninth and Graveman got the eighth, but perhaps this tweet from The Athletic’s Chicago White Sox beat writer gives insight:


Losing a Grip


Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 6/21/2022
Team Closer First Up Second Up Injured List
ARI Mark Melancon Ian Kennedy Joe Mantiply
ATL Kenley Jansen A.J. Minter Will Smith Tyler Matzek
BAL Jorge Lopez Felix Bautista Dillon Tate
BOS Tanner Houck John Schreiber Matt Strahm
CHC David Robertson Rowan Wick Mychal Givens
CWS Kendall Graveman Joe Kelly Reynaldo Lopez Liam Hendriks
CIN Hunter Strickland Joel Kuhnel Luis Cessa Alexis Diaz
CLE Emmanuel Clase Eli Morgan Sam Hentges
COL Daniel Bard Alex Colome Carlos Estevez Tyler Kinley
DET Gregory Soto Michael Fulmer Andrew Chafin
HOU Ryan Pressly Rafael Montero Ryne Stanek
KC Scott Barlow Josh Staumont Jose Cuas
LAA Raisel Iglesias Ryan Tepera Aaron Loup
LAD Craig Kimbrel Daniel Hudson Evan Phillips Blake Treinen
MIA Tanner Scott Anthony Bass Cole Sulser Anthony Bender
MIL Josh Hader Devin Williams Brad Boxberger 0 Trevor Gott 0
MIN Jhoan Duran Emilio Pagan Griffin Jax Jorge Alcala
NYM Edwin Diaz Seth Lugo Drew Smith
NYY Clay Holmes Michael King Miguel Castro Aroldis Chapman
OAK Dany Jimenez AJ Puk Zach Jackson
PHI Seranthony Dominguez Brad Hand Connor Brogdon
PIT David Bednar Wil Crowe Chris Stratton
STL Ryan Helsley Giovanny Gallegos Genesis Cabrera Jordan Hicks
SD Taylor Rogers Luis Garcia Nabil Crismatt Drew Pomeranz
SF Camilo Doval Jake McGee Dominic Leone
SEA Diego Castillo Paul Sewald Andres Muñoz
TB Colin Poche Jason Adam Brooks Raley Andrew Kittredge
TEX Joe Barlow Matt Bush Brock Burke
TOR Jordan Romano Yimi Garcia Tim Mayza
WSH Tanner Rainey Kyle Finnegan Carl Edwards Jr. Sean Doolittle

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1 month ago

Last night when the Yanks got the lead back in the 9th Holmes was the pitcher of record. CBS has him listed as the winner and espn has Peralta as the winning pitcher. What gives?