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Pirates sticking with Mark Melancon at closer despite 8.53 ERA, drop in velocity

Mark Melancon is throwing slower and throwing worse, but manager Clint Hurdle says the Pirates will stick with him in the closer role.

Melancon has allowed six runs in six innings–compared to his 1.65 ERA in 142 combined innings in 2013/2014–and his average fastball has clocked in at just 89 miles per hour. 107 more words

Pirates Survive Cubs Comeback; Wong Shines in D.C.; Brewers... ugh...

The Pittsburgh Pirates took a step towards earning a series split, taking game 3 of their 4-game home series against the Chicago Cubs 4-3.

It wasn’t without drama, as the Comeback Cubs staged a rally in the 8th inning to make it a 1-run game, putting the first four batters on base before… 667 more words

Cincinnati Reds

Pittsburgh Pirates: Mark Melancon's struggles continue

The Pittsburgh Pirates’ closer Mark Melancon finds himself on the hot seat after Tuesday’s 9-8 loss to the Chicago Cubs, when the Buccos’ bullpen had a complete meltdown. 480 more words

MLB

Melancon blows save in heartbreaking loss to Cubs

Most teams would be confident they’re going to win with a three-run lead in the bottom of the ninth and their all-star closer is on the mound, right? 411 more words

Pittsburgh Pirates

Bob Walk: Give Melancon Some Time

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – Pirates broadcaster Bob Walk joined “The Fan Morning Show” in his regular weekly spot Wednesday to share his thoughts on the recent struggles of closer Mark Melancon. 183 more words

Sports

Pirates clicking on all cylinders in 6-3 win over Brewers

After losing two of three in the Tigers’ series, the Pirates take game one from the Brewers’ with timely hitting and, again, great pitching. 529 more words

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