Sep 26 7:55p
Melancon recorded his 33rd save in 37 opportunities Friday, setting down the Reds in order on nine pitches (six for strikes).
Melancon has provided Pittsburgh with a lockdown closer after the team traded an ineffective Jason Grilli. He's limited opponents to 51 hits and 11 walks in 71 frames, striking out 71 batters for a 1.90 ERA. The righty has also collected four saves in the last nine days.