MLB

Pittsburgh Pirates
Career W-L
13-10
 
Career ERA
3.22
Name  Mark Melancon
Born  3/28/1985
Height  6-2
Weight  215
Number  35
Position  RP
Bats  R
Throws  R
Cold9/21/2013 9:19:00 AM
Description: Mark Melancon's worst stretch of the season couldn't have come at a worse time.
Insight: Pittsburgh's All-Star closer has blown two saves in a row with a 10.80 ERA in those two outings. Melancon's overall numbers are still excellent but the Pirates need more from him down the stretch. If Melancon (2-2, 1.30 ERA, 0.96 WHIP) continues to scuffle, the Pirates could go back to their original closer, fellow All-Star Jason Grilli.
 
7/14/2013 3:37:00 PM
Description: Pirates reliever Mark Melancon has been invited to Tuesday's All-Star Game at Citi Field.
Insight: He'll replace teammate Jeff Locke on the National League roster. Locke bowed out because of a back injury. It's hard to argue with Melancon's selection. The 28-year-old is 2-1 with a 0.81 ERA in 45 relief appearances this season. Melancon was traded to Pittsburgh this past offseason after a disastrous year in Boston in 2012 (0-2, 6.20 ERA).
 
12/26/2012 3:54:00 PM
Description: Reliever Mark Melancon has been dealt to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Insight: He came over as part of the Joel Hanrahan trade. Melancon (0-2, 6.20 ERA last season) will have to settle for setting up Jason Grilli in 2013. Don't expect him to have any fantasy value unless Grilli (1-6, 2.91) gets injured.
 
6/10/2012 3:24:00 PM
Description: After a two-month stint in Triple-A, Mark Melancon has finally earned a promotion back up to the major leagues.
Insight: Melancon was dominant in 21.2 innings for Triple-A Pawtucket (0.83 ERA, .185 BAA) but he looked terrible in four appearances for the Red Sox at the start of the year (0-2, 49.50 ERA). If Melancon pitches like he did in Pawtucket, he could easily become Boston's new setup man. But that 49.50 ERA serves as a reminder that things could also go south in a hurry for Melancon if he's not careful.
 
4/8/2012 6:36:00 PM
Description: Mark Melancon had a disastrous outing Sunday against the Tigers. Melancon allowed three runs and three hits including an Alex Avila walkoff home run in the 11th inning. He lasted two thirds of an inning. It was Melancon's second loss of the season.
Insight: Boston has some serious closer problems right now. We're not sure how much more of this Bobby Valentine will be able to take before he considers moving Daniel Bard back to the bullpen.
 
4/8/2012 5:03:00 PM
Description: You might want to think about adding Mark Melancon after another subpar outing by Alfredo Aceves on Sunday.
Insight: Boston's closer situation is a mess right now. If Aceves keeps pitching like this, Bobby Valentine will have no choice but to move Melancon into the closer's role.
 
4/4/2012 3:11:00 PM
Description: Mark Melancon will remain the eighth inning option as Alfredo Aceves will close for Boston.
Insight: Melancon was thought to have the inside track for the job, considering his closing experience and Aceves' success as a bullpen swingman, but Aceves gets the job for now. Drop Melancon and grab Aceves if you still can.
 
4/3/2012 9:10:00 AM
Description: Mark Melancon could be thrust into the closer role in Boston, as the Boston Globe reports Andrew Bailey needs surgery on his injured thumb.
Insight: Melancon saved 20 games for the Astros last season, but closing games in Boston is an entirely different animal than finishing them in Houston. Still, if Melancon does assume the closer role in Bailey's absence, he's worth an add, as Boston will provide plenty of save opportunities for the 27-year-old.
 
4/3/2012 9:10:00 AM
Description: Mark Melancon could be thrust into the closer role in Boston, as the Boston Globe reports Andrew Bailey needs surgery on his injured thumb.
Insight: Melancon saved 20 games for the Astros last season, but closing games in Boston is an entirely different animal than finishing them in Houston. Still, if Melancon does assume the closer role in Bailey's absence, he's worth an add, as Boston will provide plenty of save opportunities for the 27-year-old.
 

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
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Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
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MIL 5
STL 1
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ARI 2
NYM 5
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PHI 0
ATL 1
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NYY 2
CHC 0
Final
DET 2
CLE 3
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
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TEX 3
SEA 2
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CWS 4
BOS 6
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HOU 4
KAN 6
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MIN 0
TOR 0
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ANA 5
OAK 4
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SDP 4
COL 2
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SFG 2
LOS 1
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PHI
ATL
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CLE
 
1:10pm Today
MIN
TOR
 
2:05pm Today
TEX
SEA
 
3:45pm Today
SFG
LOS
 
6:40pm Tonight
SDP
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WAS
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TAM
NYY
 
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MIN
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CWS
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Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
Final
MIL 103
ATL 111
Final
CLE 114
BRK 85
Final
MEM 106
DAL 105
Final
OKC 112
DET 111
Final
NOP 105
HOU 100
Final
SAN 100
LAL 113
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MIA 87
PHI 100
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NYK 95
TOR 92
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MIN 130
UTA 136
Final
BOS 102
WAS 118
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DEN 112
GSW 116
Final
POR 110
LAC 104
Final
SAC 99
PHO 104
Final
TAM 4
MON 5
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PIT 4
CLB 3
Final
ANA 4
DAL 3
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
PHI
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STL
CHI
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
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SJS
LOS
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DUR 6
NOR 9
 
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