Mark Melancon
RP WSH
5 days ago

Melancon allowed a hit but recorded one out to nail down a 11-9 barnburner against the Braves on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

He came into the game with a three-run cushion and two outs in the ninth, but runners were already on second and third. The first batter he faced singled, which brought the Braves within two, but Melancon induced a popup against the next batter to end the game. Melancon is 36-for-39 in save opportunities with a 1.41 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 48 strikeouts in 51.0 innings this season.

Mark Melancon
RP WSH
5 days ago

Melancon allowed a hit and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning Friday to notch his 35th save of the season in a 7-6 win over the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

He's a perfect 5-for-5 in save chances since being traded to the Nats with a 1.00 ERA and 10:0 K:BB in nine innings. Melancon figures to get plenty more save opportunities down the stretch as Washington looks to lock up the NL East crown.

Mark Melancon
RP WSH
1 week ago

Melancon picked up his 34th save with a perfect ninth inning Monday against the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

Melancon has allowed just one run over his past nine innings and has converted all six of his save opportunities in that span. He made quick work of the Rockies on Monday, as he needed just four pitches (all strikes) to dispatch Colorado in the ninth. Melancon is a perfect 4-for-4 as Nationals closer now and has yet to walk a batter in a Washington uniform.

Mark Melancon
RP WSH
2 weeks ago

Melancon recorded his 33rd save in Saturday's 7-6 victory over the Braves, giving up an earned run on two hits over an inning.

EDGE Analysis

The closer inherited a tough situation in the ninth, coming on in relief of Yusmeiro Petit with two men on and one out. Melancon surrendered a run-scoring single to Ender Inciarte and a two-RBI double to Erick Aybar before getting the dangerous duo of Freddie Freeman and Matt Kemp to line out to right and ground out to shortstop, respectively. The 31-year-old had last given up a run on July 19 versus the Brewers, and owns a stellar 1.50 ERA since joining the Nationals at the trade deadline.

Mark Melancon
RP WSH
2 weeks ago

Melancon struck out one in a perfect frame to earn his 32nd save of the year, and second as a member of the Nationals, Wednesday against the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

Melancon has been practically unhittable since be acquired from the Pirates at the trade deadline. In five appearances (five innings) as a member of the Nationals, Melancon has allowed just one hit while striking out seven without issuing a walk. His 32 saves are good for fourth-best in the majors.

Mark Melancon
RP WSH
3 weeks ago

Melancon struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Sunday to pick up his 31st save of the season, and first with the Nationals, in a 1-0 win over the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

It took a while, but Melancon finally got a chance to show why he was such an important pickup at the trade deadline by Washington. He's now got a 6:0 K:BB in four shutout innings over four appearances for his new club to lower his ERA on the season to 1.38.

Mark Melancon
RP WSH
4 weeks ago

Melancon was added to the Nationals' active roster Sunday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Melancon will provide the contending Nationals with desperately-needed bullpen help, as he projects to step into the closer role immediately. Moving from a fringe-.500 team to the NL East leaders can only help the fantasy value of the 31-year-old.

Mark Melancon
RP WSH
4 weeks ago

The Pirates have agreed to trade Melancon to the Nationals, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Specifics of the deal are still coming in, but the Nats will reportedly send Felipe Rivero and multiple prospects to Washington in return for Melancon. Melancon figures to step into the closer role right away for Washington, as manager Dusty Baker was unwilling to commit to Jonathan Papelbon remaining the team's closer when asked Saturday following three straight poor outings. Lefty Tony Watson will presumably inherit the ninth-inning job for the Pirates.

Mark Melancon
RP WSH
1 month ago

Melancon pitched a perfect ninth inning to notch his 30th save of the season Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Melancon was protecting a one-run lead, and he shut the door on the Phillies without a bit of drama. He's now converted 30 of 33 save opportunities, and he has a 1.51 ERA to go along with a 0.96 WHIP on the year.

Mark Melancon
RP WSH
1 month ago

Melancon notched his 29th save with a scoreless ninth inning in Saturday's 7-4 victory over the Phillies. He struck out two.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran closer has bounced back nicely from a pair of consecutive blown saves earlier in July, now having converted back-to-back save opportunities on the strength of two scoreless outings. Melancon is having a solid July despite the earlier hiccups, converting five of seven save chances and also recording a victory.