The current Pittsburgh Pirates closer is Mark Melancon.



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Pirates
Melancon
0.96 WHIP, 7.7 K/9 0/0
Watson LHP
2.53 WHIP, 12.5 K/9 0/0
Feliz
1.57 WHIP, 6.4 K/9 0/0
Hughes
2.31 WHIP, 6.1 K/9 0/0
Nicasio
0.83 WHIP, 13.5 K/9 0/0
Scahill
0.80 WHIP, 6.3 K/9 /0
Lobstein
2.43 WHIP, 3.4 K/9 /0
Haley AA
1.39 WHIP, 11.6 K/9 /0
DuRapau
2.19 WHIP, 6.2 K/9 /0

Pittsburgh Pirates Bullpen Details

The best closer nobody remembers, Pirate closer Mark Melancon won the 2015 NL Relief Pitcher of the Year award from MLB last year (be honest: did you know that?), which gives him a pretty solid lock on the job again this time. Veterans Tony Watson and Neftali Feliz are also a phone call away, followed by Jared Hughes, Archie Caminero and a wealth of minor league heat.

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The best closer nobody remembers, Pirate closer Mark Melancon won the 2015 NL Relief Pitcher of the Year award from MLB last year (be honest: did you know that?), which gives him a pretty solid lock on the job again this time. Veterans Tony Watson and Neftali Feliz are also a phone call away, followed by Jared Hughes, Archie Caminero and a wealth of minor league heat.


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Recent Pitching Results
Date Outing IP BF ER H K BB
3/23/2017 Webb at BOS 2.0 8 1 3 0 0
Borden at BOS 0.2 2 0 0 1 0
Hughes at BOS 0.1 5 2 3 0 0
Street at BOS 0.1 1 0 0 0 0
Hutchison at BOS 4.2 25 6 10 2 2 L
3/21/2017 Lindblom vs TB 2.2 11 0 3 4 0 W
Schugel vs TB 1.1 8 0 1 0 3
Kuhl vs TB 5.0 21 3 4 4 1
3/20/2017 LeBlanc at TB 2.0 7 0 1 4 0 SV
Santana at TB 2.0 10 2 3 3 0 BS, W
Runzler at TB 0.2 3 0 1 1 0 HD
Taillon at TB 4.1 18 2 4 4 2
3/19/2017 McKinney vs TOR 0.2 3 0 1 1 0
Bastardo vs TOR 0.1 6 4 3 1 2 BS
Hughes vs TOR 1.0 3 0 0 2 0
Hudson vs TOR 1.0 5 1 1 0 1
Rosario vs TOR 0.1 2 0 1 1 0 BS
Watson vs TOR 0.2 7 5 3 1 2 HD
Cole vs TOR 5.0 17 1 5 5 0
3/18/2017 Creasy at PHI 1.0 6 2 3 2 0
Lakind at PHI 1.1 5 1 1 0 0
Brault at PHI 2.2 13 4 4 1 2
Glasnow at PHI 4.0 18 1 4 5 2 W
3/17/2017 LeBlanc vs BAL 1.0 3 0 1 0 0
Webb vs BAL 2.0 11 2 4 3 0
Rivero vs BAL 2.0 6 0 0 3 0
Light vs BAL 0.2 3 0 0 0 1
Hutchison vs BAL 3.1 19 6 7 4 2 L
3/16/2017 Runzler at BOS 1.0 6 2 4 0 0 BS, L
Schugel at BOS 1.0 5 0 2 1 0 HD
Santana at BOS 1.0 4 1 1 1 0 HD
Nova at BOS 5.0 18 1 4 5 0
3/15/2017 Creasy vs BAL 1.0 3 0 0 2 0 SV
Nicasio vs BAL 1.0 3 0 0 1 0 HD
Street vs BAL 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 HD
Hughes vs BAL 0.2 7 3 3 0 1
Bastardo vs BAL 2.0 7 0 0 3 1 W
Taillon vs BAL 4.0 16 1 2 2 0
3/13/2017 Neverauskas at ATL 0.0 2 1 2 0 0 L
Light at ATL 1.0 3 0 0 0 0
Santana at ATL 1.0 4 0 0 2 1
Runzler at ATL 1.0 3 0 0 1 0
Schugel at ATL 2.0 9 0 2 3 0
Creasy at ATL 0.1 1 0 0 0 0
Glasnow at ATL 2.2 15 5 6 1 1
3/12/2017 Webb vs MIN 1.0 4 1 1 2 0 SV
Sadler vs MIN 1.0 4 0 1 1 0 HD
Rivero vs MIN 1.0 3 0 0 1 0 HD
Brault vs MIN 3.0 11 0 2 0 1 HD
Williams vs MIN 3.0 12 2 3 3 0 W
3/11/2017 Rosario at BAL 0.1 3 2 2 0 0 BS, L
Bastardo at BAL 1.0 4 0 0 2 1
Hughes at BAL 2.0 10 3 3 1 0 BS
Kingham at BAL 2.0 10 0 1 0 3 HD
Lindblom at BAL 1.1 5 0 1 1 0 HD
Holmes at BAL 1.2 10 2 4 2 1
3/10/2017 Neverauskas vs TB 1.0 3 0 0 0 0 W
Hudson vs TB 1.0 3 0 0 3 0
Watson vs TB 1.0 3 0 0 2 0
Nicasio vs TB 2.0 7 0 1 2 0
Hutchison vs TB 4.0 16 1 3 5 2
3/9/2017 Scioneaux at TB 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 SV
Schugel at TB 1.2 9 1 2 1 2 HD
Rivero at TB 1.0 3 0 0 1 0 HD
McKinney at TB 0.1 2 0 1 0 0 HD
LeBlanc at TB 2.2 12 4 5 0 0 W
Kuhl at TB 3.0 14 2 1 1 2
3/8/2017 Light vs DOM 1.0 6 0 2 0 1
Santana vs DOM 1.1 4 0 0 2 0
Sanchez vs DOM 0.2 4 0 1 0 2
Runzler vs DOM 0.2 6 0 3 1 1
Glasnow vs DOM 2.1 14 6 5 1 4 BS, L
Cole vs DOM 3.0 11 0 2 0 0
3/7/2017 Webb vs ATL 1.0 4 0 1 1 0 SV
Bastardo vs ATL 1.0 4 0 1 2 0 HD
Hughes vs ATL 1.0 3 0 0 1 0 HD
Brault vs ATL 3.0 13 0 3 3 1 W
Kuchno vs ATL 0.1 4 1 2 0 0 BS
Williams vs ATL 2.2 12 2 3 2 2
3/6/2017 Neverauskas vs NYY 1.0 3 0 0 1 0


Performances marked in red are especially poor.

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