Melancon earned the save Friday against the Mets after tossing a scoreless inning, allowing two hits and fanning three.
Melancon allowed singles to Francisco Lindor and Pete Alonso, but he struck out the other three batters he faced -- Kevin Pillar, James McCann and Brandon Drury. The veteran reliever has gone 19-for-21 in save chances this season and owns a sterling 0.68 ERA through 25 appearances.
Melancon earned the save Thursday against the Mets after firing a scoreless inning, giving up one hit and one walk.
Melancon was coming off two straight blown saves and while he bounced back in this one, it was far from a clean outing since he still allowed two baserunners. The walks have been an issue for Melancon of late, as he has issued five free passes with no strikeouts over his last three outings. Despite the recent struggles, he still owns a 0.71 ERA with 18 saves across 20 chances.
Melancon was charged with a blown save Saturday as a result of allowing one unearned run on one hit and one walk across one inning.
Melancon has now blown two consecutive save opportunities, though it certainly bears mentioning that both chances came in extra innings and that the right-hander has allowed only the inherited runner to score in each instance. There's little reason to think that the Padres have lost any confidence in Melancon given the circumstances of the outings, especially since San Diego has ended up winning both contests. Melancon continues to lead MLB with 17 saves on the season.
Melancon (1-0) blew the save but took the win against Houston on Friday, allowing an unearned run on three walks over one inning.
After the Padres took a one-run lead in the top of the 10th inning, Melancon was called upon to shut the door in the bottom of the frame. He allowed the inherited runner to score on a sacrifice fly and walked three batters but was able to get out of the inning having allowed only the unearned run. Melancon was then credited with the victory after San Diego exploded for seven runs in the top of the next frame. Still, it was a rare unimpressive outing for the right-hander, who tossed only 11 of 28 pitches for strikes and blew his first save of the campaign. He still leads the league with 17 saves and has posted a 0.77 ERA over 23.1 innings.
Melancon allowed one hit and struck out one across one inning to earn the save in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Brewers.
Melancon was called upon to protect a one-run lead in the 10th inning. With a runner starting on second, he surrendered a leadoff single. However, he went on to retire the next three batters he faced to record his league-leading 17th save of the campaign. Though he doesn't possess the typical velocity and strikeout upside of an elite closer, Melancon has maintained an exceptional 0.81 ERA and has yet to blow a save opportunity this season.
Melancon went two-thirds of an inning with no runs, hits or walks and two strikeouts to secure his 16th save in San Diego's 6-4 win against Seattle on Saturday.
San Diego entered the ninth with a four-run lead but reliever Austin Adams allowed two baserunners and a run which necessitated Melancon's services. A throwaway from Melancon himself enabled another run to score but the MLB saves leader whiffed both Mariners he faced to lock down the Padres' victory. He remains an elite option.
Melancon didn't allow a baserunner and had zero strikeouts during the ninth inning to earn the save during Wednesday's 3-0 win against Colorado.
The veteran right-hander was handed a three-run cushion and retired the side in order with little fanfare. Melancon has converted all 15 save opportunities with a 0.87 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 16:5 K:BB across 20.2 innings this season.
Melancon pitched the ninth, allowing one hit with zero runs or strikeouts, to save Sunday's 5-3 win over the Cardinals.
Melancon retired three straight Cardinals after allowing a leadoff Harrison Bader single to secure yet another save. He's been shakier of late, permitting nine baserunners with only a single strikeout over his last five games. A 2.67 FIP hints at his sparkling 0.96 ERA taking a hit soon, but he seems locked into a role as one of the most reliable closers in the game.
Melancon shut down a 5-4 win over St. Louis to pick up his 13th save Friday, allowing a home run with one strikeout in the process.
Melancon surrendered a two-out home run to Nolan Arenado that brought the Cardinals to within one run but was able to induce a Yadier Molina groundout to end the game. Melancon's league-leading 13 saves for a strong team shows he's one of the best relief options in the game.
Melancon allowed three hits and two walks in 1.2 scoreless innings for the save in a 5-3 win over Colorado in Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader.
Melancon remained perfect in save opportunities, but this was one of the shakier efforts he's produced. It was the first time he's walked multiple batters in an appearance. The 36-year-old right-hander still owns a sparkling 0.54 ERA, 0.72 WHIP and 14:3 K:BB across 16.2 innings as San Diego's closer.
Melancon picked up his 11th save of the season Wednesday against the Pirates. He pitched a scoreless ninth inning, allowing one hit with no walks or strikeouts.
Melancon began the season with six straight scoreless appearances before giving up a run, and now he's recorded seven straight scoreless outings while cementing his place as one of the best relievers in the NL right now. Melancon has a 14:1 K:BB through 15 innings while going 11-for-11 in save opportunities in 2021.
Melancon tossed one inning and allowed one hit to close out Monday's 2-0 win over the Pirates.
The veteran made quick work of one of his former teams, dispatching Pittsburgh in just 12 pitches. He's been one of the best relievers in baseball through the early going, only surrendering one run in 14 innings.
Melancon earned the save Friday against the Giants, pitching a perfect inning and notching two strikeouts.
Melancon breezed through three batters in the ninth inning, tossing 10 of 13 pitches for strikes and collecting a pair of strikeouts. The veteran has a stranglehold on the closer position in San Diego due to an outstanding start to the campaign during which he has gone 9-for-9 in save opportunities and allowed only one run over 13 innings. Melancon has also racked up a superb 14:1 K:BB while allowing only four hits.
Melancon pitched a scoreless 11th inning, allowing one walk while striking out one to secure the save in the win over the Dodgers on Sunday.
Melancon has been automatic in closing games this season, notching all eight save opportunities. He has only allowed one earned run this season and it was in his only multi-inning performance. The 36-year-old has a 0.82 ERA and 0.36 WHIP in 11 innings this year. He leads the majors with eight saves.
Melancon notched his seventh save of the season after striking out the side Thursday against the Dodgers.
Melancon entered the game in the ninth with a 3-2 lead and was absolutely dominant -- he struck out Luke Raley, Austin Barnes and Mookie Betts while tossing 10 of his 13 pitches for strikes. One of the top relievers in the game, Melancon has gone 7-for-7 in save opportunities this season and has allowed just one earned run in nine appearances to date.
Melancon pitched a perfect ninth inning, striking out one to pick up the save in the win Sunday over the Dodgers.
Melancon is 6-for-6 on save opportunities this season. The closer has allowed just one run and has seven strikeouts in nine innings. He is in a premium spot to be amongst the league leaders in saves throughout the season on a winning Padres team.
Melancon struck out one batter in a perfect ninth inning to earn a save in Sunday's 2-0 win over the Rangers.
Melancon has been absolutely lights-out to start the season, allowing just one hit through six shutout innings while racking up five saves. He has a very tight grasp on the Padres' closer role and will see the vast majority of opportunities.
Melancon fired a perfect ninth inning, striking out one to earn his fourth save of the season Saturday against the Rangers.
Melancon has allowed only a single hit in four innings this season. The veteran's stellar start has him tied with Jake McGee for the league lead in saves (4). The Padres will have a large number of save opportunities this season and Melancon has solidified himself in the closing role.
Melancon secured his third save of the season Tuesday against the Giants, pitching a scoreless ninth while striking out one.
Melancon continued his dominant start to the 2021 season by picking up his third save in six games. The 36-year-old righty has solidified his spot as the team's closer by pitching three shutout innings while striking out two and allowing just one hit.
Melancon earned the save against Arizona on Friday, pitching one scoreless inning and allowing one hit while striking out one.
There was some question heading into the campaign about who would get the ball for the Padres in the ninth inning, but manager Jayce Tingler has all but erased that mystery by going to Melancon with the team's first two save chances. For his part, the right-hander has found success in both opportunities, converting on both chances and allowing only one hit over two frames. San Diego has plenty of options if Melancon should eventually falter, but for now the veteran appears to be the first choice for save chances for a Padres team expected to win many games.
|Last 7 Games|
|06/13||@ NYM||W 7-3||1.0||0||0||0||2|
|06/07||vs CHC||W 9-4||1.0||0||0||1||0|
|06/04||vs NYM||W 2-0||1||1.0||2||0||0||3|
|06/03||vs NYM||W 4-3||1||1.0||1||0||1||0|
|05/29||@ HOU||W 11-8||1.0||1||0||1||0|
|05/28||@ HOU||W 10-3||1||1.0||0||0||3||0|
|05/26||@ MIL||W 2-1||1||1.0||1||0||0||1|
|More Pitching Stats|
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2010||AAA-Round Rock Express||4.0||3||0||0||1||0||1||2||1||5||0.00||1.500|
|2012||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||21.2||21||0||0||0||0||11||27||3||15||0.85||0.849|
|2017||AFA-San Jose Giants||2.2||3||3||0||0||0||0||4||0||6||16.36||2.727|
|2017||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||1.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0.00||1.000|
|2018||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||3.2||4||0||0||0||0||0||4||0||2||0.00||0.625|