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35 Mark Melancon RP
Height/Weight: 6-2/215 | Birthdate: 3/28/1985 | Birthplace: Arvada, CO | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Pittsburgh | College: Arizona | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $521,000 | Owned/Started%: 93/91 | Average Draft Position: 109.30
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NL All-Star reserves, pitchers and Final Vote candidates revealed


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2015) The National League All Star reserves and pitchers were announced on Monday evening, and there was no room for the reigning National League MVP.

Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw was not selected for the All Star team, although he's one of five candidates to take the final spot on the roster in the Final Vote. 

Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant made the team as an injury replacement for the Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton. Bryant is one of two rookies on the team, along with Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson

The Pirates sent two starting pitchers to the All Star team for the first time since 1960. MLB wins leader Gerrit Cole and fellow Pittsburgh starter A.J. Burnett will both be making their first appearance. 

National League reserves are:

Catchers: Yasmani Grandal, Dodgers; Yadier Molina, Cardinals
First basemen: Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers; Anthony Rizzo, Cubs
Second basemen: DJ LeMahieu, Rockies; Joe Panik, Giants
Third basemen: Nolan Arenado, Rockies; Kris Bryant, Cubs
Shortstop: Brandon Crawford, Giants
Outfielders: Andrew McCutchen, Pirates; Joc Pederson, Dodgers; A.J. Pollock, Diamondbacks; Justin Upton, Padres

National League pitchers are:

Madison Bumgarner, Giants; A.J. Burnett, Pirates; Aroldis Chapman, Reds; RHP: Gerrit Cole, Pirates; Jacob deGrom, Mets; Zack Greinke, Dodgers; Mark Melancon, Pirates; Shelby Miller, Braves; Jonathan Papelbon, Phillies; Francisco Rodriguez, Brewers; Trevor Rosenthal, Cardinals; Max Scherzer, Nationals; Michael Wacha, Cardinals

The five candidates for the Final Vote are:

Johnny Cueto, Reds; Jeurys Familia, Mets; Carlos Martinez, Cardinals; Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers; Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies


Mark Melancon saves 27th game for Pirates


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2015) Pirates closer Mark Melancon pitched a perfect ninth inning to save Sunday's win over Cleveland. 

Melancon converted his 25th save opportunity in a row and recorded his 27th save of the season. He hasn't allowed a run in his last 14 appearances. 


Pirates closer Mark Melancon earns league-leading 26th save


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2015) It's Independence Day. The last time Pirates closer Mark Melancon gave up a run, Memorial Day was just a twinkle in the eye of Father Time.

Melancon surrendered nothing but a walk and weakly hit infield single to the Indians on Saturday in tying Glen Perkins for the major league lead with 26 saves. He has not allowed a run in his last 25 appearances.

Things did get a bit hairy with two outs when he pitched around torrid Jason Kipnis for a walk and Francisco Lindor dumped a seeing-eye dribbler to short for a hit. But Melancon induced tough Michael Brandley to ground out to secure the victory.

His 1.62 ERA is at its lowest point since April 13.


Pirates' Mark Melancon needs one out to get 25th save Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/2/2015) Pirates closer Mark Melancon was called upon to get one out in the ninth inning on Thursday, and Melancon obliged accordingly to pick up his 25th save of the season. The Pirates entered the bottom of the ninth against the Tigers with an 8-3 lead. 

But, Vance Worley gave up a run on three hits while recording two outs. So, with the possible tying run in the on-deck circle, Melancon was summoned from the bullpen, and was able to get Victor Martinez to ground-out, securing the 8-4 Pirates win.

Melancon is now working on a 23-game scoreless streak, as his ERA now sits at 1.66 on the year.


Mark Melancon saves 24th game for Pirates


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2015) Pirates closer Mark Melancon earned the save in Tuesday's win over Cincinnati. 

Melancon pitched a perfect ninth inning, striking out the side, to protect a one-run lead. 

Melancon earned his 24th save of the year and converted his 21st save opportunity in a row. 


Pirates' Melancon unavailable Friday after pitching three straight days


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2015) Pirates closer Mark Melancon will not be available to pitch Friday against the Nationals after pitching three straight days, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Melancon recorded saves Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday against the White Sox. He's allowed just one unearned run on 11 hits and two walks in his last 18 games. He has 15 saves and 10 strikeouts in that span.


Pirates RP Mark Melancon notches 23rd save of the season


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/18/2015) Pirates closer Mark Melancon recorded his 23rd save of the season in his team's win over the White Sox on Thursday.

Melancon needed just 13 pitches to close out the ninth inning and pick up the save. He struck out two batters and didn't allow a hit.

Melancon improved his ERA to 1.87 on the season.


Pirates P Mark Melancon secures save in win over White Sox


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2015) Pirates closer Mark Melancon picked up his 22nd save of the season in Wednesday night's 3-2 win over the White Sox. 

Melancon entered the game in the ninth inning and had a 1-2-3 outing. Melancon recorded one strikeout. Melancon has now recorded 12 saves in his last 13 appearances. His ERA for the season is now 1.93. 


Pirates RP Mark Melancon picks up 21st save of season Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) Pirates pitcher Mark Melancon tossed a perfect ninth inning to record his 21st save of season during Tuesday's 3-0 win over the White Sox.

Melancon is now 21 for 22 in save chances this season with a 1.62 ERA.


Pirates RP Mark Melancon notches 20th save


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) Pirates closer Mark Melancon was once again lights-out, retiring the side in order Saturday to help preserve a 4-1 triumph over the Phillies and earn his 20th save of the season.

Melancon's 20 saves are just one behind the Cardinals' Trevor Rosenthal for the MLB lead. The closer has picked up a save in nine of his last 10 outings and only has one blown save on the year, back on April 21. 

In eight June outings, Melancon hasn't allowed an earned run and has picked up seven saves. 


Pirates P Mark Melancon earns save in win over Brewers


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2015) Pirates closer Mark Melancon earned his 19th save of the season in Wednesday night's 2-0 victory over the Brewers. 

Melancon retired the first three batters he faced for an easy save. It was his 10th converted save opportunity in a row, all of which have gone without a run allowed. He now has a 2.20 ERA this season. 


Pirates' Mark Melancon locks down 18th save Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2015) Pirates closer Mark Melancon picked up his 18th save on Sunday, striking out two in a 1-2-3 ninth inning to finish off his team's 3-0 shutout of the Braves.

Melancon endured a shaky start to the season but has allowed just one earned run since April 21. He still hasn't managed to up his strikeout rate, with Sunday's two strikeouts representing his first outing with multiple strikeouts since the end of April. Melancon owns a 2.28 ERA and 15:5 K:BB ratio in 27 2/3 innings.


Pirates closer Mark Melancon records 17th save on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/5/2015) Pirates closer Mark Melancon made things interesting on Friday, but got the job done to perserve the 10-8 victory over the Braves.

Melancon entered the game with the Pirates up 10-7 in the ninth. After getting the first batter out, he allowed a hit to A.J. Pierzynski. Todd Cunningham reached on an error, which allowed Pedro Ciriaco to drive in Pierzynski with a single. But Melancon then enduced a game-ending double-play to nail down his 17th save of the season.

Overall, Melancon allowed two hits and an unearned run in his inning of work.


Pirates' Mark Melancon collects two-out save vs. Giants


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Pirates pitcher Mark Melancon needed five pitches to retired the final two batters Wednesday against the Giants, securing his 16th save of the season.

Melancon has not allowed a run over his last 10 2/3 innings pitched. He has converted 16 of 17 save chances, with a 2.45 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP over 25 2/3 innings.


Pirates RP Mark Melancon earns 15th save of season Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Pirates pitcher Mark Melancon did not allow a run during the ninth inning of Tuesday's 7-4 win over the Giants to earn his 15th save of the season.

Melancon surrendered one hit before recording the final three outs. He is 15 for 16 in save opportunities this season with a 2.52 ERA.


Pirates P Mark Melancon pitches perfect 9th inning, gets save


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Pirates closer Mark Melancon picked up his 14th save of the season in Monday night's 4-3 win over the Giants. 

Melancon entered the game in the ninth inning and didn't allow a hit. He struck out one batter and got his other two via groundout. Melancon now has a 2.63 ERA for the season. Melancon has now converted his fifth consecutive save opportunity. 


Pirates closer Mark Melancon nails down save No. 13 on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/31/2015) Pirates closer Mark Melancon came on in the ninth inning of Saturday's game against the Padres and shut the door for his 13th save of the season. The right-hander worked around a one-out single, recording a strikeout in his scoreless inning.

Melancon is now 13-for-14 in save chances this year and has allowed just one run in his last 16 appearances. 


Pirates RP Mark Melancon gets save in win over Marlins


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(5/27/2015) It was just another day at the office for Pirates closer Mark Melancon on Wednesday. The reliever entered closed out the ninth inning of his team's 5-2 win over the Marlins and recorded his 12th save of the season.

Melancon threw 17 pitches in the ninth and allowed a single to Adeiny Hechavarria before closing out the side. He has not allowed a run in his last six appearances. 


Pirates closer Mark Melancon nails down 11th save of the season


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Pirates closer Mark Melancon worked a perfect ninth inning in Pittsburgh's 4-2 win over the Marlins on Monday, earning his 11th save of the season.

Melancon needed just 13 pitches to get through the inning, forcing two groundball outs and one fly out. Melancon lowered his ERA to 3.00 in 21 innings of work. Melancon has not allowed a run in his last five appearances and just one in his last eight.


Pirates' Mark Melancon earns save against Mets


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2015) Pirates pitcher Mark Melancon recorded his 10th save of the season in Friday night's 4-1 win over the Mets. 

Melancon took over for starter Gerrit Cole in the ninth inning and recorded the game's final two outs. This marked Melancon's fourth appearance in a row without allowing an earned run. He now holds an ERA of 3.15 this season. 


Pirates reliever Mark Melancon notches ninth save on Sunday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/17/2015) Pirates reliever Mark Melancon (S, 9) allowed one hit and nothing else Sunday, nailing down the save against the Cubs.

Melancon did not walk a batter in the outing, now allowing five free passes in 18 1/3 innings of work this season.

Pirates P Mark Melancon earns save in win over Phillies


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2015) Pirates closer Mark Melancon picked up his eighth save of the season in Monday night's 4-3 win over the Phillies. 

Melancon had a two-run cushion in the ninth and allowed a leadoff home run to Odubel Herrera. He then recorded three outs in the next four betters to preserve the win for the Pirates. 

By giving up a home run, Melancon snapped an eight-game streak of not allowing an earned run in a game. Even so, it's his third consecutive appearance that he's been able to record a save. 


Pirates' Mark Melancon earns seventh save Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Pirates closer Mark Melancon gave up a pair of hits Sunday but pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn his seventh save.

Melancon opened the ninth by allowing a single then surrendered a one-out infield single to put the winning run on base. He followed it up with a strikeout and groundout to end the game. Melancon owns a 3.77 ERA and 9:4 K:BB ratio in 14 1/3 innings. He hasn't given up an earned run in eight straight appearances.

"It was good to see [Melancon] finish things off," manager Clint Hurdle said to MLB.com. "It's a vote of confidence for the team. They believe in him, and when he goes out there to get things done, he's got to feel better about how things finish.

"He's incrementally getting a little bit better every time out."


Resurgent Pirates closer Mark Melancon notches sixth save


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2015) Much-maligned Mark Melancon, whose job appeared to be in jeopardy early this season, has rebounded with a fine run. He posted his sixth save of the year for the Pirates by retiring the Cardinals in order Saturday night in front of a sellout crowd at PNC Park.

Melancon, whose ERA was 8.53 after blowing a save with a three-run ninth on April 21 as some were complaining about decreased velocity, has responded with seven straight shutout innings. He has allowed just three hits and one walk during that stretch.


Pirates' Mark Melancon unavailable Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Pirates closer Mark Melancon is unavailable to pitch Sunday after racking up three saves in the last three days, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Melancon has dealt with some velocity issues this April and owns a 5.79 ERA and 5:4 K:BB ratio in 9 1/3 innings, but he hasn't surrendered a run in any of his three appearances over the last three days. With the closer getting a scheduled break, the team could turn to lefty Tony Watson or righty Jared Hughes in a save opportunity Sunday.