Mark Melancon

#41 RP / San Francisco Giants / EXP: 11YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 210 lb Age: 34 College: Arizona Bats/Throws -/-

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      Giants' Mark Melancon: Falters late

      Mark Melancon (3-2) took the loss after allowing four baserunners and giving up the winning run over one-third of an inning in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Diamondbacks.Melancon recorded his lone out after giving up a leadoff single in the 10th inning, but two consecutive walks got the reliever into hot water. Tim Locastro eventually delivered the game-winning single, giving Melancon his second loss of the season. The 34-year-old has generally been effective as one of the San Francisco Giants' setup men this year (3.16 ERA, 8.3 K/9), but he occasionally turns in a dud interspersed with outings that remind fantasy owners of his prime years. For now, Melancon is just a stash candidate for future saves in the event steady closer Will Smith is moved at the trade deadline.

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      Giants' Mark Melancon: Steady in relief

      Mark Melancon owns a 2.31 ERA and 2.4 K/BB through 23.1 innings this season.Melancon has quietly got his career back on track after struggling with both performance and health through his first two seasons in San Francisco. The 34-year-old isn't as untouchable (7.3 K/9 and 1.24 WHIP) as he used to be when he was one of the league's top closers from 2013 to 2016, but the results are certainly a step back in the right direction. Will Smith is firmly entrenched as the San Francisco Giants' closer, but Melancon -- and his seemingly unmovable contract -- could be a candidate to close if the former is dealt at the trade deadline.

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      Giants' Mark Melancon: Not receiving save chances

      Mark Melancon has yet to be used in a save situation this season.Manager Bruce Bochy said in mid-April that Melancon would get some saves, but he's yet to be given the chance. The veteran's ERA was unblemished through his first 10 outings, but he's allowed three runs in his last two appearances. It may take an injury to current closer Will Smith (or a midseason trade) for Melancon to stake a claim for the role, though Sam Dyson (who has one save) could still be ahead of him.

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      Giants' Mark Melancon: Option for saves

      Mark Melancon is expected to get some chances in save situations this season, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.While the San Francisco Giants' primary closer remains Will Smith, manager Bruce Bochy noted that Melancon could get some chances in the ninth inning as the season unfolds. He's been stellar for the Giants in a setup role so far in 2019 and has yet to allow a run over 10 innings of work.

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      Giants' Mark Melancon: Tosses clean inning

      Mark Melancon struck out a batter without allowing a baserunner over a scoreless inning in Tuesday's 7-2 win over San Diego.Melancon has gotten off to a strong start in 2019, posting a 0.00 ERA and 0.88 WHIP through his first six appearances. The 34-year-old only has two strikeouts over that span, but the slow start in punchouts can't be attributed to diminished stuff, as his cutter is averaging a healthy 92.1 mph. Melancon will look to continue re-establishing himself from the setup role after losing the majority of the last two seasons to injury.

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      Giants' Mark Melancon: Serves up two homers

      Mark Melancon allowed two homers in Thursday's spring training game, both coming on 92 mph fastballs to the opposite field, Susan Slusser of The San Francisco Chronicle reports.The two homers are equal to the entire total he allowed with the San Francisco Giants in 39 innings last season. The good news is that his velocity matched his average fastball from last season.

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      Giants' Mark Melancon: Mentioned in closer conversation

      Manager Bruce Bochy said Mark Melancon could be in the mix for saves to begin the 2019 season, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.Bochy wouldn't commit to a closer, naming Melancon along with Sam Dyson and Will Smith, who finished the 2018 campaign as the team's endgamer, as possible options. While Melancon showed improvement in his second year with the San Francisco Giants, posting a 3.23 ERA across 39 innings, Smith still seems like the safer bet to open the 2019 season back in the ninth inning.

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      Giants' Mark Melancon: Takes third loss

      Mark Melancon (0-3) gave up one run on one hit -- a walkoff home run -- over two-thirds of an inning to take the loss to the Cardinals on Saturday.Melancon was called upon in a tie game in the 10th inning and recorded two outs before Tyler O'Neill won the game with a solo shot. The 33-year-old had a run of nine appearances with just one earned run, but he's given up three runs in his last two outings.

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      Giants' Mark Melancon: Pitches scoreless eighth inning

      Mark Melancon gave up a hit over a scoreless inning while striking out two in Saturday's 3-0 win over Colorado.Melancon is beginning to look like his former dominant self, posting a 1.74 ERA and 10.5 K/9 over his last 10 appearances. The 33-year-old picked up a couple of saves at the end of August during closer Will Smith's brief slump, but the latter has since righted the ship and even picked up a rare save for San Francisco on Saturday.

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      Giants' Mark Melancon: Nails down third save

      Mark Melancon struck out two batters and allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth to earn the save in the 3-1 win over Texas on Sunday.Melancon earned a save in back-to-back games this weekend, making him 3-for-7 in save chances this season. The 33-year-old owns a 2.83 ERA and it appears he could start seeing some more ninth-inning action after closer Will Smith had a couple rough outings Friday and Saturday.