Comments on: Pirates Notebook: Locke Looks to Stick Around After Making Roster Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 13:09:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: James Santelli Mon, 08 Apr 2013 02:29:54 +0000 Your points aren’t wrong, but let me just rebut a little bit. The only real baserunning error was Marte getting thrown out. No defending that one, and Hurdle even called it a “bad baseball decision.” The other one was Martin getting picked off, which is Kershaw being Kershaw.

I was disheartened by Jeff Locke giving up a lot of hard hits today. Good lineup, yeah, but he can show better stuff than that. I think he might have been anxious trying to get a bunt down, which is why he pulled it back twice. No excuse for that.

I think “lack of fundamentals” gets overblown sometimes when people only watch one team. Yeah, when you’re making 9 errors in a game, you’re doing the basics wrong. But the Pirates actually look like a pretty crisp, fundamentally-sound club so far, just one that’s not hitting worth a damn so far.

By: Matt Beam Sun, 07 Apr 2013 21:43:24 +0000 Why such horrible fundamentals? bad base running one night, inability of the pitcher of get down a bunt the next, when you’re having trouble scoring runs but getting good pitching these are the types of things you can’t do, you wouldn’t see Tampa Bay doing them

Not to mention, Locke really created a cardinal sin today by giving back a 2 run lead in the bottom of the 1st after finally starting a game off well offensively… I’m probably judging too fast, but he has the look of a AAAA player