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September 20, 2019 01:52 PM
Braves' Mark Melancon: Records 12th save
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Melancon didn't allow a baserunner and struck out two in the ninth inning to record the save Thursday against Philadelphia.

Melancon was called upon to protect a one-run lead and had no issue doing so, setting down the Phillies in order on just 12 pitches. He now has 12 saves on the season, 11 of which have come since he was dealt to Atlanta. While the save chances split between him and Shane Greene were originally unclear when they were acquired, Melancon has now locked down 11 of the team's last 13 save chances. He has pitched fairly effectively in his tenure with the team, particularly of late: He has turned in scoreless appearances in 10 of his last 12 outings.

September 12, 2019 11:28 PM
Braves' Mark Melancon: Records 11th save
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Melancon allowed two hits but didn't yield a run during the ninth inning to record his 11th save in a 3-1 victory against the Phillies on Wednesday.

The veteran closer is a perfect 10-for-10 in save chances since receiving his first with Atlanta on Aug. 13. There have been plenty of opportunities as well with the Braves winning 11 of the last 13. Melancon is 5-2 with 11 saves, 3.92 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 64 strikeouts in 62 innings with the Giants and Braves this season.

September 8, 2019 07:04 AM
Braves' Mark Melancon: Notches 10th save
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Melancon struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Saturday to record his 10th save of the season in a 5-4 win over the Nationals.

Shane Greene got the save the night before but worked as a set-up man in this one, leaving ninth-inning duties to Melancon once again. The veteran right-hander has a 20:2 K:BB in 14.2 innings and has converted all nine of his save chances since joining the Atlanta bullpen, but his 5.52 ERA is far less impressive, making it tough to gauge just how much job security Melancon actually has.

September 3, 2019 10:00 AM
Braves' Mark Melancon: Strikes out side in save
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Melancon struck out the side in the ninth to nail down a 6-3 victory and earn his ninth save against the Blue Jays.

The 34-year-old's ERA isn't where owners would like to see it from a closer, but since joining the Braves, he's converted eight straight save opportunities. His strikeout stuff has returned too, as he has 18 punchouts in his last 11.2 frames. Melancon is 5-2 with nine saves, no blown opportunities, a 3.81 ERA, a 1.37 WHIP and 62 strikeouts in 59 innings with the Giants and Braves this season.

September 2, 2019 01:28 AM
Braves' Mark Melancon: Notches eighth save
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Melancon struck out one batter in a perfect ninth inning Sunday, earning the save over the White Sox.

Melancon is now a perfect 8-for-8 in save chances this season, including seven saves with the Braves since Aug. 13. The 34-year-old's 3.88 ERA isn't ideal but he should remain the team's closer down the stretch.

August 25, 2019 07:28 PM
Braves' Mark Melancon: Picks up sixth save
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Melancon notched the save Sunday against the Mets after allowing one run on three hits over one inning of work.

Melancon entered the contest in the bottom of the ninth inning with a two-run lead, and after surrendering a run on a fielder's choice, he managed to induce a groundout to end the ballgame. The 34-year-old right-hander has nailed down five saves over his last seven appearances, and he sits with a 3.97 ERA with 57 punchouts over 56.2 innings this season.

August 24, 2019 10:32 AM
Braves' Mark Melancon: Records fifth save
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Melancon picked up the save by striking out one in a scoreless 14th inning Friday against the Mets.

Melancon retired the three batters he faced without issue to end the marathon contest. He's now registered a save in four of his last six appearances, and he continues to make a strong case to remain Atlanta's closer moving forward.

August 19, 2019 01:28 AM
Braves' Mark Melancon: Records fourth save
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Melancon struck out one through a hitless and scoreless inning to record his fourth save in a 5-3 win over the Dodgers on Sunday.

Melancon made quick work of the Dodgers to nail down his fourth save, his second of the series, and he now has a save in three of his last five appearances. The Atlanta closer situation is still a committee, but Shane Greene pitched in the eighth inning of this contest, so it will be interesting to watch how they are used going forward.

August 18, 2019 09:52 AM
Braves' Mark Melancon: Notches third save
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Melancon gave up a hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning Saturday to record his third save of the season in a 4-3 win over the Dodgers.

The veteran reliever now has saves in two of his last four appearances for Atlanta, but he's been tagged for six total runs in the other two. Shane Greene struck out the side in a perfect eighth inning Saturday, and it's his performance as much as Melancon's own that will determine how long Melancon can hang onto ninth-inning duties for Atlanta.

August 13, 2019 11:48 PM
Braves' Mark Melancon: Grabs first save for Atlanta
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Melancon struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Tuesday to record his second save of the season -- and first since joining the Atlanta bullpen -- in a 5-3 win over the Mets.

Luke Jackson worked a clean seventh inning while Shane Greene struggled again in the eighth, so it looks like Melancon will have a bit of a leash as Atlanta's new closer. The veteran right-hander has now held the opposition scoreless in five of six appearances for his new club with a 7:1 K:BB in 4.2 innings.

August 10, 2019 11:12 AM
Braves' Mark Melancon: Finishes up win Friday
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Melancon struck out two and allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth inning during Friday's 8-4 win over the Marlins.

His first work since being named Atlanta's new closer came in a non-save situation, but Melancon still got the job done. Shane Greene picked up a hold in the eighth inning but allowed an inherited runner to score, ruining the potential save chance for Melancon, and their respective performances Friday don't hint at Greene getting the closer job back any time soon.

August 9, 2019 10:48 PM
Braves' Mark Melancon: Taking over closer's role
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Melancon will serve as Atlanta's closer moving forward, Gabe Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Shane Greene has struggled since joining the Braves, surrendering five runs over 3.1 innings of work, so skipper Brian Snitker will roll with Melancon out of the closer's role moving forward. The right-hander tossed a scoreless frame Friday night in an 8-4 win over Miami, and he'll be the top option in save situations until further notice. Greene figures to shift to a setup role for the time being.

July 31, 2019 09:16 PM
Braves' Mark Melancon: Traded to Atlanta
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Melancon was traded from the Giants to the Braves on Wednesday in exchange for Tristan Beck and Dan Winkler, Jeff Passan of reports.

Melancon is one of three relievers -- including Shane Green and Chris Martin (back) -- acquired by the Braves in the past two days as the team looks to shore up its bullpen for the stretch run. The veteran right-hander compiled a 3.50 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 44:16 K:BB in 46.1 innings with the Giants. He figures to settle into a setup role with the Braves, with Greene likely to see the majority of save chances.

July 27, 2019 12:56 PM
Giants' Mark Melancon: Collects extra-innings win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Melancon (4-2) picked up the win Friday with two strikeouts in a perfect 10th inning versus the Padres in a 2-1 win.

Melancon became the pitcher of record when Pablo Sandoval smacked a solo shot in the 11th inning to put the Giants ahead, and closer Will Smith secured the victory. Melancon has now pitched 7.2 consecutive scoreless innings over his last six outings, lowering his ERA from 4.15 to 3.57 in that span.

July 18, 2019 01:40 PM
Giants' Mark Melancon: Records one-out save
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Melancon recorded the final out of Wednesday's 11-8 win at Colorado to earn his first save.

The Giants entered the ninth inning with a six-run lead, but Melancon had to be called upon to secure the final out with the tying run on deck. Closer Will Smith pitched the previous two days and allowed three runs Tuesday, allowing Melancon the chance to earn his first save of the year. The 34-year-old has a 4.02 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 37:16 K:BB through 40.1 innings this season.

June 24, 2019 03:04 PM
Giants' Mark Melancon: Falters late
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 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.

June 6, 2019 11:00 PM
Giants' Mark Melancon: Steady in relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 Giants' closer, but Melancon -- and his seemingly unmovable contract -- could be a candidate to close if the former is dealt at the trade deadline.

May 6, 2019 05:36 PM
Giants' Mark Melancon: Not receiving save chances
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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.

April 19, 2019 05:36 PM
Giants' Mark Melancon: Option for saves
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Melancon is expected to get some chances in save situations this season, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

While the 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.

April 10, 2019 11:32 AM
Giants' Mark Melancon: Tosses clean inning
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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.

Situational Stats
vs St. Louis 2.000 9.00001
vs LHB 25.200 3.510925
vs RHB 41.200 3.670943
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Pitching Stats
2009NYY01 3.861300001 16.11387041010
2010NYY-HOU20 4.222200001 21.119131021822
2011HOU84 2.78710002025 74.1652823522666
2012BOS02 6.204100012 45.0453131831241
2013PIT32 1.39720001621 71.060151111870
2014PIT35 1.90720003337 71.0511515231171
2015PIT32 2.23780005153 76.2572219421462
2016PIT-WAS22 1.64750004751 71.1521613311265
2017SF12 4.50320001116 30.037161531629
2018SF14 3.234100037 39.0481814211431
2019SF-ATL52 3.61660001212 67.1712827421868
Total 2826 2.85583000194226 583.15182101853421139535
Batting Stats
2009NYY13000000000 --- --- ---
2010NYY-HOU22000000000 --- --- ---
2011HOU710000010001.000 --- ---
2012BOS41000000000 --- --- ---
2013PIT72000000000 --- --- ---
2014PIT72000000000 --- --- ---
2015PIT78000000000 --- --- ---
2016PIT-WAS75000000000 --- --- ---
2017SF32000000000 --- --- ---
2018SF41000000000 --- --- ---
2019SF-ATL66000000000 --- --- ---
Total 5830000010001.000 --- ---
Fielding Stats
2011HOUP7101812510 .944
2014PITP7201851210 .944
2015PITP7802471611 .958
Total  58301516187310 .980
More Pitching Stats
2009NYY02611 2.5520003 .21774 14.9 .3001
2010NYY-HOU02119 1.2100002 .23890 11.8 .3631
2011HOU610148 2.2362001 .234309 11.3 .3275
2012BOS15934 1.7601002 .256194 12.0 .4431
2013PIT010139 2.8230006 .223279 8.7 .2645
2014PIT19348 1.9411003 .195277 8.2 .2384
2015PIT210157 1.9502003 .207293 8.6 .2912
2016PIT-WAS08456 1.6120004 .204270 8.2 .2714
2017SF04017 2.5310002 .301130 13.2 .4555
2018SF24535 1.4613004 .302174 14.5 .4094
2019SF-ATL28639 2.4130004 .270284 12.2 .3570
Total 14757403 2.011990034 .2362374 10.5 .32432
Postseason Pitching Stats
2013PIT10 9.82400001 3.25442012
2014PIT00 0.00100000 1.00000001
2015PIT00 0.00100000 1.01000000
2016WAS00 0.00400011 4.13000025
2019ATL01 12.00300023 3.08440024
Total 11 5.541300035 13.0178820512
Minor League Pitching Stats
2006 A-Staten Ilnd01 3.5270002 7.29730028
2008 AA-Trenton60 1.81190002 49.2321410301247
2008 A-Tampa10 2.84130000 25.1269821620
2008AAA-Scranton-Wb11 2.70120001 20.0117611422
2009AAA-Scranton-Wilkes Barr40 2.89320003 53.0372217361154
2010AAA-Round Rock Express10 0.0030001 4.05000012
2010AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr61 3.70400006 56.0632423533158
2012AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox00 0.832100011 21.2152202327
2017AFA-San Jose Giants00 13.5033000 2.26441104
2017AAA-Sacramento River Cat00 0.0011000 1.00000010
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Atlanta Braves
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