Latest Mark Melancon News

D-backs aren't good yet, but trending in that direction

Oct. 06, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks were a dreadful baseball team in 2021, losing 110 games. Fast forward one year later, and they were simply below average. It doesn't seem like much, but that 22-win improvement represents a huge step forward for the D-backs,...

Villar single in 10th, Giants beat D-backs in home finale

Oct. 02, 2022 21:05 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Rookie David Villar hit a two-run, bases-loaded single with nobody out in the 10th inning to give the San Francisco Giants a 4-3 victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday, a dramatic finish to the final game of the season at Oracle Park. The win also...

Astros lose 5-2 to Diamondbacks as Walker gets key hit

Sep. 29, 2022 00:49 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros lost out on an opportunity to clinch the top seed in the AL when Christian Walker capped Arizona’s three-run 10th inning with a two-run single, sending the Diamondbacks to a 5-2 victory Wednesday night. With the loss and the New York Yankees’...

Longoria's pinch-single sends Giants over Diamondbacks 3-2

Sep. 25, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Pinch-hitter Evan Longoria had a go-ahead, two-run single in the eighth inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Sunday. Brandon Crawford led off the Giants eighth with a single against Luis Frias (1-1) and advanced to second on Cooper...

Bumgarner gets 1st win since July, D-backs beat Dodgers 6-1

Sep. 22, 2022 02:22 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Working through an ugly stretch of losing, Madison Bumgarner didn't panic. Heck, he didn't even have a game plan. “Every time I do, it don't work out too good,” he said. “I just feel it out.” Relying heavily on his curveball, Bumgarner...