Mark Melancon News Archive
Melancon picked up his 16th save of the season in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Phillies, despite serving up a solo home run to Marlon Byrd.
Melancon notched his 15th save of the season Sunday while only recording one out.
Melancon will remain the Pirates' closer, despite the team acquiring Ernesto Frieri on Friday, the Pittsburgh Tribune's Travis Sawchik reports.
Melancon has recorded four saves in six days since taking over the closer's role for Jason Grilli in Pittsburgh.
Melancon recorded his 13th save of the season Tuesday, although he gave up two runs on three hits in the ninth inning against the Rays.
Melancon gave up an earned run Sunday against the Cubs, but he still managed to record his 12th save of the season while striking out one batter.
Melancon struck out the side Saturday night to earn his 11th save of the season.
Melancon will get the majority of save opportunities in Pittsburgh moving forward, as Jason Grilli has been removed from the closers' role, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports.
Melancon could be in the mix for saves in the near future, as Pittsburgh's closer situation "will be evaluated," Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Melacon has allowed one run in seven innings spanning seven outings since being moved back to the role of Pittsburgh's primary setup man.