Bullpen Report: September 27, 2020

The 2020 version of Bullpen Report includes six 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.
  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.)

Notable Workloads

Josh Hader, MIL: Back-to-back days; 21 pitches on Saturday. | RosterResource

In a must-win game on Sunday, Hader should be available for a third consecutive day.

Liam Hendriks, OAK: Back-to-back days; 24 pitches on Saturday. | RosterResource

Joakim Soria is a likely candidate for a save chance on Sunday.


Injury News



Outlier Saves

Adam Kolarek, LAD | RosterResource

With Kenley Jansen having pitched back-to-back days, the Dodgers gave Alex Wood the opportunity to pick up a six-out save on Saturday. But after retiring the leadoff man in the ninth, an error and back-to-back doubles allowed the Angels to cut the lead to 7-6. Kolarek came in to close things out, allowing an infield single before retiring Albert Pujols and Shohei Ohtani.

The 31-year-old lefty has allowed a run in only two of his 20 appearances. While there was concern about how well he’d fare in 2020 with the three-batter minimum a potential obstacle because of his extreme splits, Kolarek has been a key contributor to the Dodgers’ bullpen. Right-handed batters are hitting .286 against him, but he’s only allowed one extra-base hit, a homer to Trevor Story at Coors Field.

Aaron Slegers, TBR | RosterResource

Slegers’ second save of 2020 was a rare case when a pitcher qualifies for a save because the lead was three runs or less and because he pitched at least three innings. The 28-year-old entered with a 4-1 lead in the seventh and promptly allowed three consecutive singles to the Phillies as they closed the gap to two runs. A double play and a strikeout ended the inning and then he cruised the rest of the way to close out a 4-3 win. In 11 of Slegers’ 13 appearances, he’s pitched at least two innings.


Committee Clarity



Losing A Grip



Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 9/26/2020
Team Closer First Up Second Up Injured List
ARI Stefan Crichton Junior Guerra Hector Rondon
ATL Mark Melancon Shane Greene Chris Martin
BAL Cesar Valdez Hunter Harvey Tanner Scott
BOS Matt Barnes Ryan Brasier Phillips Valdez
CHC Jeremy Jeffress Craig Kimbrel Duane Underwood Jr. Rowan Wick
CWS Alex Colome Aaron Bummer Evan Marshall
CIN Raisel Iglesias Archie Bradley Amir Garrett
CLE Brad Hand James Karinchak Nick Wittgren
COL Daniel Bard Mychal Givens Tyler Kinley
DET Bryan Garcia Gregory Soto Buck Farmer
HOU Ryan Pressly Blake Taylor Enoli Paredes Josh James
KC Jesse Hahn Josh Staumont Scott Barlow Greg Holland
LAA Mike Mayers Felix Peña Matt Andriese
LAD Kenley Jansen Blake Treinen Pedro Baez
MIA Brandon Kintzler Brad Boxberger Yimi Garcia
MIL Josh Hader Devin Williams Freddy Peralta
MIN Taylor Rogers Sergio Romo Trevor May
NYM Edwin Diaz Justin Wilson Miguel Castro Dellin Betances
NYY Aroldis Chapman Zack Britton Adam Ottavino
OAK Liam Hendriks Joakim Soria Jake Diekman
PHI Hector Neris David Phelps Blake Parker David Robertson
PIT Richard Rodriguez Nik Turley Chris Stratton Keone Kela
STL Giovanny Gallegos Andrew Miller Ryan Helsley
SD Trevor Rosenthal Drew Pomeranz Emilio Pagan
SF Tyler Rogers Tony Watson Sam Coonrod Reyes Moronta
SEA Yoshihisa Hirano Kendall Graveman Yohan Ramirez
TB Nick Anderson Diego Castillo Pete Fairbanks
TEX Rafael Montero Jonathan Hernandez Jesse Chavez Jose LeClerc
TOR Rafael Dolis Anthony Bass A.J. Cole Jordan Romano
WSH Daniel Hudson Wander Suero Kyle McGowin Tanner Rainey

Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
2 years ago

why is this article not showing in the all blogs article’s list in Blog Roll? Same for yesterday.