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Melancon has successful surgery, Gomez unofficially shutdown

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Mark Melancon underwent surgery on Tuesday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
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AT&T PARK — In the wake of Mark Melancon’s surgery earlier in the day, manager Bruce Bochy didn’t know much about the operation other than that the procedure had been a success.

“That’s all I know,” Bochy explained. “It seemed like he was fine. All’s good there.”

The pronator release procedure on Melancon’s right elbow was performed on Tuesday in Los Angeles by Dr. Steven Shin.

Gomez’s season all but over

Rookie infielder Miguel Gomez, who posted a .232 average in 33 at bats before hitting the 10-day disabled list on Aug. 12 with right knee inflammation, is a virtual lock to miss the remainder of the season.

“He’s going to continue in his rehab — running bases and stuff,” Bochy said. “He hasn’t swung the bat, so right now the plan is not to have him up here.”

An early morning for the skipper

After the six-hour-and-14-minute marathon win that started on Tuesday night and stretched into Wednesday morning, Bochy took his time winding down.

“It’s not that easy to just go home,” Bochy said. “I didn’t leave here until 4:00 [a.m.] — it takes a while.”

The manager said he did get to bed quickly after finally arriving at his nearby apartment.

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