Braves relief pitcher Mark Melancon is making a good case to become an emergency outfielder.
On Tuesday, and for the second consecutive night, Melancon caught a home run hit by his teammate, Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies, while residing in the bullpen.
Albies’s 426-foot homer on Tuesday in Game 2 vs. the Dodgers extended Atlanta’s lead to 8-3.
In Game 1, Albies’s 420-foot two-run home run capped off a four-run ninth inning that proved to be the difference in the 5-1 Atlanta victory.
But while Melancon’s home run shagging was impressive, the relief pitcher also got the save in the Braves’ 8-7 win on Tuesday night.
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