Melancon allowed an unearned run on one hit and no walks over one-third of an inning Tuesday as he earned the save in Game 2 of the NLCS. Atlanta held a five-run lead heading into the ninth inning, but the Dodgers rallied early in the frame. As a result, Melancon was called on to pick up the save, his second of the postseason. The right-hander has made six appearances during the playoffs in 2020, allowing one run (zero earned) on one hit and no walks while striking out two over 5.1 innings.
Melancon came in to close the game out the ninth inning, recording one scoreless inning of work while striking out one in Wednesday's win over the Marlins in Game 2 of the NLDS. Melancon earned his first save of the postseason and threw eight of his 13 pitches for strikes. The 35-year-old recorded 11 saves during the regular season and will continue to get the ball in save situations.
Melancon gave up a hit in a scoreless ninth inning Monday to record his 11th save of the season in a 5-4 win over the Marlins. The veteran closer has been scored upon just once in his last 10 appearances, although his 5:1 K:BB through 10 innings during that stretch isn't exactly dominant. On the year, Melancon now sports a 2.18 ERA and 1.06 WHIP, and he's blown only one of his 12 save chances.
Melancon secured the save Saturday against the Nationals after allowing two hits with one strikeout and one walk during a scoreless ninth inning. The veteran right-hander flirted with disaster as he allowed a pair of singles to begin the frame, but he was able to escape unscathed with a strikeout, a groundout, an intentional walk and a flyout. Melancon is 10-for-11 in save chances and has a 2.04 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 10:5 K:BB across 17.2 innings this season.
Melancon picked up the save Thursday against the Nationals, allowing one hit in a scoreless ninth inning. He did not record a strikeout. The right-hander allowed a two-out single to Asdrubal Cabrera but was able to get Brock Holt to fly out to end the threat. Melancon has picked up four saves while allowing just one hit across his last five appearances.