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Melancon In Attack Mode
"One of my main goals was to just go after guys, no matter who's up to the plate," said the fourth year pro. "I kind of have that mentality that I'm better than you - that was the biggest one." Thus far, he's been just that. Through Friday, the Golden, Colorado native has been nearly unhittable. In his ten appearances, he's held opponents to a measly .228 average while going 4-0 and capturing three saves. He's also sporting a barely visible 1.76 ERA, the lowest of his career. It's a start that Melancon credits to his undeterred focus. "As soon as I come into the clubhouse, I start that focus, and then it gets more intense as soon as I get on the field," said Melancon. "As soon as I cross those lines, I make sure nothing during the day has affected me to not perform in the way I want to." That focus is what got him his first shot at the big leagues this time last year – a two-inning scoreless effort against the Boston Red Sox. "It was complete focus," said the University of...
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