|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||71.00||4.00||3.00||6.00||2.03||0.99||68.00||13.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs St. Louis|| 6.0||0||0|| 0.00||4||1||4|
|vs LHB|| 28.2||0||0|| 1.26||0||4||32|
|vs RHB|| 28.2||0||0|| 2.83||0||5||22|
|09/01/2014||Edwin Encarnacion, 1B TOR|
Johnny Cueto, SP CIN
|Mike Fiers, RP MIL|
Hector Santiago, SP LAA
Aramis Ramirez, 3B MIL
Matt Holliday, LF STL
Mark Melancon, RP PIT
|09/01/2014||Brandon Phillips, 2B CIN|
Jacob deGrom, SP NYM
|Mark Melancon, RP PIT|
|09/01/2014||Mark Melancon, RP PIT||Koji Uehara, RP BOS|
|Last 10 Games|
|Mark Melancon closes out Reds |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(8/30/14) Pirates closer Mark Melancon struck out one and needed 15 pitches to close out a perfect ninth inning and a 3-2 victory over the Reds. He has converted all but four of his 30 save chances. He owns a 2.04 ERA and a 0.89 WHIP over 57 1/3 innings of relief.
|Mark Melancon picks up save No. 25 |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(8/29/14) Pirates closer Mark Melancon picked up his 25th save Friday against the Reds.
Melancon entered the game with a one-run lead, and managed to shut the door. He pitched a perfect inning, striking out one hitter. He threw 12 pitches, nine of which were strikes. Melancon lowered his ERA to 2.08 following the appearance.
|Mark Melancon shuts down Cardinals for another save |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(8/27/14) Pirates closer Mark Melancon nailed down his second save in less than 24 hours Wednesday against St. Louis.
Melancon entered with a two-run lead in the ninth and promptly surrendered a single to Jhonny Peralta. But he retired the next three batters in order to secure his 24th save in 28 opportunities.
|Mark Melancon records 23rd save Tuesday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(8/26/14) Pirates closer Mark Melancon earned his 23rd save Tuesday, walking one batter and striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning to finish off his team's 5-2 win over the Cardinals.
Melancon's save was his first in two weeks, as he blew his only save opportunity during that stretch. With three straight scoreless outings to his credit, the closer owns a 2.15 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 52:9 K:BB ratio in 54 1/3 innings.
|Mark Melancon picks up win vs. Braves |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(8/20/14) Pirates closer Mark Melancon earned a win Wednesday, striking out one in a 1-2-3 ninth inning in his team's 3-2 victory over the Braves.
Melancon (2-3) surrendered a run and took a blown save in his previous outing, but he was back on form Wednesday, securing his first win since taking over the closing role in early May. He owns a 2.24 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 50:8 K:BB ratio in 52 1/3 innings.
|The Red Sox just couldn't win with Mark Melancon. When they gave up Jed Lowrie to make him their setup man and backup closer in 2012, he gave them a 6.20 ERA. But then when they dumped him on the Pirates as part of a package for Joel Hanrahan, he delivered a historically dominant season in the same role. Among pitchers with at least 70 innings, his 1.39 ERA was the 13th-best in the last 25 years, and his 0.96 WHIP was nothing to scoff at. He even made good on that "backup closer" label with 16 saves, 14 of which came after All-Star closer Jason Grilli strained his right forearm in July. Of course, the season didn't end so well for Melancon. He had a 0.90 ERA going into September but allowed five of his 11 earned runs that month, giving the Pirates little choice but to turn back to Grilli for the playoffs. But if nothing else, Melancon re-established himself as a closer in waiting and showed he has something to contribute in Rotisserie leagues even in a setup role. In mixed formats, he's borderline, but in NL-only, he's getting drafted for sure.
(Updated 1/6/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|9/2/14||@ STL||8:15 pm||Adam Wainwright|
|9/3/14||@ STL||1:45 pm||Shelby Miller|
|9/5/14||@ CHC||2:20 pm||Tsuyoshi Wada|
|9/6/14||@ CHC||4:05 pm||Travis Wood|
|9/7/14||@ CHC||2:20 pm||Jacob Turner|
|9/8/14||@ PHI||7:05 pm||Kyle Kendrick|
|9/9/14||@ PHI||7:05 pm||David Buchanan|
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