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Mark Melancon News Archive
Melancon struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday against the Cubs.
Pirates GM Neal Huntington said he's not overly worried about Melancon because he's still getting good movement on his pitches.
Melancon isn't available out of the Pirates' bullpen Sunday against the Diamondbacks, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Melancon tossed a scoreless ninth inning Friday to earn his fourth save of the season.
Despite temperatures in the mid-40s, Melancon's fastball velocity increased Thursday afternoon to about 89 mph, touching 90 mph against the Cubs.
Melancon returned to the ninth inning Thursday against the Cubs, tossing a perfect frame with a strikeout for his third save.
Melancon will not be available Wednesday but manager Clint Hurdle said he will remain in the closer role, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Melancon allowed three runs on three hits while walking two during the ninth inning of Tuesday's loss to the Cubs. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said that Melancon is not injured, and that he's currently in the process of "working through some things," Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Melancon walked one batter in a scoreless ninth inning to notch his second save of the season against the Brewers on Sunday.
Melancon recorded his first save of the season as he retired the only hitter he faced in the ninth inning of a 6-3 win over Milwaukee on Friday night.