Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Despite saying that Mark Melancon is “a couple weeks behind,” manager Clint Hurdle said Melancon will get the opportunity to close today’s game if the Pirates have a lead late. Melancon allowed three runs in the ninth inning Tuesday night against the Chicago Cubs and blew a save. He also hasn’t..." April 23
Grilli temporarily out as #pirates closer. Melancon takes over.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "For at least the next two weeks or so, the Pirates' closing duties will fall to quiet, even-keeled Mark Melancon. The demeanor hides the competitive nature. "There's an intense fire that burns in this guy that I don't think many see or many realize," manager Clint Hurdle said. "He's on a..." April 30
Hurdle on bullpen: "We're going back to way was for 3 1/2 months before Jason got hurt." Watson 7th Melancon 8th Grilli closes. #Pirates
CBS Sports "The Pirates' bullpen ERA of 2.88 ranks second to the Braves (2.42) and Pittsburgh is tied with Atlanta for the league lead at 51 saves. The Shark Tank as the Pirates' pen has become known is one enormous reason why Pittsburgh is looking at postseason play for the first time in two decades. But..." September 21
#Pirates closer today: Kyle Farnsworth. Mark Melancon and Jason Grilli are unavailable.