Bullpen Report: May 10, 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, BAL: 28 pitches on Monday, back-to-back days. | RosterResource

Setup men Dillon Tate, Félix Bautista (15 pitches on Monday), or middle reliever Cionel Pérez could be used in a save situation if one comes up on Tuesday.

Emmanuel Clase, CLE: 13 pitches on Monday, back-to-back days. | RosterResource

More can be read about Clase’s outing in the “Outlier Saves” section below. He has thrown three days in a row and will likely be unavailable on Tuesday, leaving the door open for Trevor Stephan or Bryan Shaw to get a save opportunity should one come up.

Dany Jiménez, OAK: 27 pitches on Monday, back-to-back days. | RosterResource

You will notice that Jiménez is now listed as the closer in Oakland on our Bullpen Report Table below. He has been a “Reliever on the Rise” since before Lou Trivino went out on the covid IL and seems to have worked his way into the role for now as he was given the ninth inning in Detroit with a two-run lead on Monday night. Save opportunities haven’t been overfloweth for the Athletics as of late, but it will be interesting to see how this situation pans out with Jiménez likely in need of rest on Tuesday. Look for either A.J. Puk or Lou Trivino to be given an opportunity to earn a save in the likely case Jiménez is unavailable.

Injury News

David Robertson, CHC: COVID-IL | Roster Resource

Robertson has been good so far this year as he’s recorded five saves and a win in only 12 innings pitched while keeping his ERA at 1.50. While he is out, the Cubs do have a few good backup options to close out games. Mychal Givens and Rowan Wick each have one save and one win on the season and are likely options to add to their save totals in Robertson’s absence. Both relievers head into Tuesday’s game with two days’ rest and should be ready to go.

Outlier Saves

• Trevor Stephan, CHW | Roster Resource

After entering the game in the bottom of the tenth with a lead, Clase recorded a blown save when he allowed a runner to score, tying and extending the game to the eleventh. He was, however, handed the win after his offense took the lead in the top of the eleventh, and fellow reliever Trevor Stephan closed out the game in the bottom of the frame. This was an odd one as the zombie runner wreaked havoc on the base paths, advancing to third on an AJ Pollock single to start the inning. Reese McGuire then put a squibber in play down the first baseline, Clase fielded the ball, and threw home but was too late to nab the zombie. That was the run that tied the game and blew the save for Clase. Besides the Pollock single, the ball did not leave the infield and the Guardians defense stopped the White Sox baserunners (of which there were a lot) and held the game tied going into the eleventh. After a three-run rally in the top of the eleventh, Trevor Stephan then came in and closed the door in the bottom, throwing only 12 pitches and striking out two while marking his first save of the season.

Committee Clarity

•None

 

Losing a Grip

•None

Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Committee
Bullpen Report — 5/10/2022





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TheUncool
6 months ago

No mention of Hendriks blowing the save giving up 2 ERs on a 3-run HR while going into details about Clase and Stephan on the Cleveland side of that game?

Not usually a (real) concern of course — and probably still isn’t much, if any — but since there’s so much talk of keeping pitchers fresher than in past years and Hendriks has been on a pretty heavy workload, one might wonder whether La Russa will just give him some rest tonight after that blown-save (and no off-day expected for nearly 2 more weeks) or whether he’ll just run him back out there again if another save opp comes up tonight. OR maybe he’ll only be used to close out a very tight quickie perhaps (although that was basically what it would’ve been last night), not a complete inning w/ 3-run lead?

They do have Graveman probably plenty fresh for tonight since he wasn’t used the last 3 days…

Last edited 6 months ago by TheUncool
96mncmember
6 months ago
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Hendricks’ workload has been insane.