Melancon arrived with a 4-1 lead and promptly allowed a single and two-run homer to Nick Hundley. He then surrendered a single and needed a double-play lineout to finally end the drama.
It marked the first time he has given up more than one run in an appearance since April 21.Analysis:
Jansen has fanned 22 over his last 14 innings.Analysis:
Rodriguez entered in the ninth with a 9-8 lead. He exited with a 12-9 deficit, courtesy of a two-run homer by Joey Votto, run-scoring passed ball and RBI single by Tucker Barnhart.
His first blown save of the season sent his ERA soaring from 2.01 to 2.58 and lowered his record to 0-3.Analysis:
Chapman's fastball was clocked as high as 102 mph in a dominant ninth inning that resulted in his 25th save. He fanned Elian Herrera and Jean Segura to end it.
The fine effort came at a good time for Chapman, who had been struggling a bit. He had given up nine hits and five walks over his previous eight innings.Analysis:
Consider lightning caught - at least for now.
Chacin managed his second straight strong performance Saturday against Oakland despite being saddled with a no-decision. He yielded just two runs on five hits in seven innings with two walks and six strikeouts.
He was sent to the minors after the game, per AZCentral.com. But he has certainly made an impression.
Only a Stephen Vogt homer in the second inning prevented him from throwing shutout ball. He allowed only three hits the rest of the way.
Chacin has allowed just four earned runs in 13 1/3 innings since joining the starting staff.Analysis:
Giles closed out the ninth inning of his team's victory with ease, not allowing a hit or walk in the process. He now has an impressive 1.53 ERA this season.Analysis:
Reed owns a 4.20 ERA on the year, but has performed better recently. He has allowed just two runs in his last 14 2/3 innings and has pitched scoreless ball in 11 of his last 12 appearances.Analysis:
Ziegler finished the last 2/3 of the ninth inning after David Hernandez allowed two runs to let Oakland back in the game. He has a solid 1.46 ERA this year.Analysis:
Ramos gave up a hit and struck out a batter while closing out the ninth inning of the 4-3 victory.
Ramos now has a 2.75 ERA this season.Analysis:
Conley allowed three runs on six hits in five innings. He struck out six batters while allowing just one walk. Conley's mistakes during the outing came on a pair of home runs he allowed.
With the win, Conley improved to 2-1 on the season with a 4.96 ERA.Analysis: