Tag: Mark Melancon

Pirates Trying to Manage the Workloads For Their Big Three Relievers

Throughout most of the season, the Pirates' bullpen has been led by three relievers. Mark Melancon and Tony Watson have locked down the late...

Pirates Bullpen Shortens Game in Victory Over Cubs

The Pirates offense pounded out 12 hits, and the new and improved bullpen shut the door as the Pirates defeated the Chicago Cubs 7-5. The...

Pirates Continue to Roll, Led By More Strong Pitching

Another great start by Gerrit Cole. Another great job in relief by Tony Watson. Another great save by Mark Melancon. Today isn’t the first time...

McCutchen, Cole, Burnett and Melancon Named to All-Star Team

The National League reserves and pitchers were announced on Monday night and the Pittsburgh Pirates have four players on the roster, including three pitchers. Andrew...

Mark Melancon Proving Rocky Start an Aberration

Mark Melancon took control of closing duties full-time in 2014 when Jason Grilli blew four saves and posted a 4.87 ERA in 22 appearances...

First Pitch: How to Handle the Struggling Pirates Bullpen

The start of a season magnifies everything. If a player does well, the hopes for that player skyrocket. If a player struggles, the panic...

Mark Melancon Comments on His Drop in Velocity

Mark Melancon has thrown three innings this year, and already there is concern about his future in the closer role. It's not so much...

Pirates Notes: Marte Replaced by Hart, Morton Making Progress, Melancon’s Velocity

After finishing the 2014 season as one of the best hitters in baseball, Starling Marte is off to a slow start in 2015. He...

All of the Key Moments in the Pirates’ Home Opener Win

The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Detroit Tigers today in their home opener at PNC Park, bringing their record to 3-4 on the season. The...

The Roster Situations That Could Impact the Makeup of the Pirates...

There are less than two weeks remaining in Spring Training, and the one area where the Pittsburgh Pirates had actual position battles is heating...
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