Jul 29 11:53p
Melancon gave up a hit and struck out two over a clean ninth inning to pick up his 20th save of the season Tuesday against the Giants.
Buster Posey led things off with a base hit, but Melancon would retire the next three, including the last two by strikeout, to put the game on ice. Melancon hasn't blown a save since June 13, and is now 20-for-23 in save situations this season. He continues to be one of the better options at closer, putting up a 2.12 ERA and 0.86 WHIP along with a 44:6 K:BB over 46.2 innings, and should figure to generate more save opportunities playing on a contending team.