Mark Melancon News Archive
Melancon struck out one in a perfect ninth inning to pick up the save against Colorado on Sunday.
Melancon pitched a scoreless ninth inning, allowing one hit and striking out one on the way to his 17th save of the season against Colorado on Friday night.
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.