Melancon allowed two runs on three hits and a walk with one strikeout in one inning, taking a blown save versus Oakland on Wednesday. The 36-year-old failed to protect a two-run lead in the ninth inning, and San Diego ultimately lost in the 10th. Melancon has made few mistakes this season -- he's 32-for-37 in save chances after Wednesday's hiccup. The veteran reliever has a 2.35 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 38:17 K:BB across 46 innings. He's given up six runs (five earned) in 11 innings since the start of July.
Melancon pitched the ninth inning of Thursday's 3-0 shutout of the Rockies, allowing one hit while recording the save. Melancon entered in the ninth to protect a three-run lead and was able to work around a Trevor Story one-out double to record his 32nd save. The veteran reliever threw 12 of his 19 pitches for strikes and should see ample save opportunities moving forward, especially if San Diego makes a key addition prior to the trade deadline.
Melancon pitched a clean ninth inning in Tuesday's 7-4 victory over the Athletics, recording one strikeout to earn the save. Melancon made quick work of the bottom of Oakland's order on the way to his league-league saves mark. He's now recorded a save in four straight appearances, all during the past week, and appears primed to challenge his career-best 51 recorded with Pittsburgh in 2015.
Melancon gave up a hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning Friday to record his 30th save of the season in a 5-2 win over the Marlins. The veteran closer continues to thrive in San Diego. Melancon leads the majors in saves by a wide margin, as Liam Hendriks and Alex Reyes are tied for second with 23, and he's blown just one of his last 12 chances. On the season, Melancon carries a 2.09 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 36:16 K:BB through 43 innings.
Melancon struck out one in a perfect inning to earn the save in Thursday's 3-2 win over Miami. The 36-year-old has now posted back-to-back clean innings after struggling in his two appearances adjacent to the All-Star break. Melancon upped his league-leading saves total to 29, six more than the White Sox's Liam Hendriks and the Cardinals' Alex Reyes. Through 42 innings, Melancon has a 2.14 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 35:16 K:BB.
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