Melancon is expected to remain as the Braves' primary closer next season, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Atlanta's bullpen became even more crowded Thursday when the team signed Will Smith, who recorded 34 saves last season with the Giants. However, the Braves still plan to use Melancon as their primary closer in 2020 after he recorded a 3.61 ERA with 12 saves last year. Melancon will likely have a shorter leash as a closer next season since the Braves have several other capable closers in Smith and Shane Greene. Nov 14 5:42 pm (EST)
- Melancon didn't allow a baserunner and struck out two in the ninth inning to record the save Thursday against Philadelphia.
- Melancon allowed two hits but didn't yield a run during the ninth inning to record his 11th save in a 3-1 victory against the Phillies on Wednesday.
- Melancon struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Saturday to record his 10th save of the season in a 5-4 win over the Nationals. All Mark Melancon (R) News
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2019 SEASON STATS
|Oct 06||W 3 - 1||@ STL||0||0||1||1.0||1||0||0||0||1|
|Oct 04||W 3 - 0||STL||0||0||1||1.0||2||0||0||0||2|
|Oct 03||L 7 - 6||STL||0||1||0||1.0||5||0||4||1||1|
|Sep 29||L 7 - 6||@ NYM||0||0||0||1.1||2||0||0||0||0|
|Sep 27||L 4 - 2||@ NYM||0||0||0||1.0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sep 25||W 10 - 2||@ KC||0||0||0||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|Sep 22||L 4 - 1||SF||0||0||0||1.0||1||0||0||0||1|
|Sep 19||W 5 - 4||PHI||0||0||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|Sep 11||W 3 - 1||@ PHI||0||0||1||1.0||2||0||0||0||0|
|Sep 07||W 5 - 4||WSH||0||0||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|