Mark Melancon notched his first hold of the year Monday, throwing a scoreless eighth inning against the Diamondbacks. Melancon pitched a perfect 1-2-3 eighth inning with 2 strikeouts. Melancon has been a bright spot through the first week of the season, posting a 0.00 ERA in 4 innings pitched, allowing 2 hits and no walks. Melancon has 4 strikeouts and a whip of 0.50.