Comments on: Pirates Beat Brewers 5-2 with Four Homers, Another Locke-Down http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/pirates-beat-brewers-5-2-with-four-homers-another-locke-down.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:57:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: mocasdad http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/pirates-beat-brewers-5-2-with-four-homers-another-locke-down.html#comment-27942 Sun, 26 May 2013 04:20:03 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54640#comment-27942 It’s amazing that young players never improve.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/pirates-beat-brewers-5-2-with-four-homers-another-locke-down.html#comment-27939 Sun, 26 May 2013 02:31:15 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54640#comment-27939 I did not know he regressed, but when he does if it is in late August I will say thank him for the great 5 month ride. I could care less about some stat somewhere that predicts the future, but I am concerned that Locke is not very big and I don’t know how long his strength will hold out.
I am glad that Hurdle decided to kept his stats in his pocket and play those left handed hitters today, we might be 2-0 in series if he plays them the first game.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/pirates-beat-brewers-5-2-with-four-homers-another-locke-down.html#comment-27938 Sun, 26 May 2013 02:26:18 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54640#comment-27938 Seems as though I tried to tell you when they kept JeanMarie that they made a good decision, now I am going to tell you that removing him and inserting Morton is also a good decision. JeanMarie is a long relief, 3-4 inning pitcher.

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By: michaelbro8 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/pirates-beat-brewers-5-2-with-four-homers-another-locke-down.html#comment-27937 Sun, 26 May 2013 02:09:21 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54640#comment-27937 What’s funny is that those using FIP to prove that Locke can’t continue to be successful will be the same folks using a different stat to support why he’s being successful ( actually already happening).

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By: jon6er http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/pirates-beat-brewers-5-2-with-four-homers-another-locke-down.html#comment-27935 Sun, 26 May 2013 01:37:09 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54640#comment-27935 I can only say this so far about Liriano and that is he greets every starter at the dugout steps when they are done and that is a very positive thing. I think and I hope that he has that feeling that something special is brewing. Professional athletes get a feeling when they have been around for a while. Pirates have been to the precipice two years in a row. They have a ton of upside It is all on them as players now to finish the job on the field. It is up to Hurdle and Huntington to make sure the road between Pittsburgh and Indianapolis is clogged by the John McDonald’s of baseball. I have nothing against this guy personally but he has no upside for the Pirates.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/pirates-beat-brewers-5-2-with-four-homers-another-locke-down.html#comment-27933 Sun, 26 May 2013 00:52:32 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54640#comment-27933 emjay…I am with you…I never thought I could like JeanMarie (as I called him), but he has made me a believer.

Why would Hurdle want to remove a guy pitching as well as he is. It ain’t like Morton’s gonna come in and throw 7.

Maybe Charlie and JeanMar will ‘piggyback’ for awhile?

Foo

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/pirates-beat-brewers-5-2-with-four-homers-another-locke-down.html#comment-27932 Sun, 26 May 2013 00:49:53 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54640#comment-27932 I wasn’t real thrilled with how Locke regressed today.
:)

FIPing Foo

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By: deacs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/pirates-beat-brewers-5-2-with-four-homers-another-locke-down.html#comment-27931 Sun, 26 May 2013 00:40:35 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54640#comment-27931 If Gomez can start going 6 or 7 innings I’m right there with you but I’m not sure he can do that. Plus I read (on this site I think) that once Morton comes back it’s his spot to lose and Gomez goes to long relief.

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By: emjayinTN http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/pirates-beat-brewers-5-2-with-four-homers-another-locke-down.html#comment-27930 Sun, 26 May 2013 00:36:40 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54640#comment-27930 If it was up to me, I would not change anything unless somebody implodes. Karstens, Morton, and McDonald are guys who have not established the type of consistency through the years that assures one of holding a Rotation spot. Burnett, Rodriguez, and Liriano have done that, Locke continues to pitch like a #2 or #3 guy in a Rotation, and Jeanmar Gomez stepped up for this team and deserves to stay until his performance falters. If he continues pitching strong, then Morton may be a possibility for the bullpen.

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By: deacs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/pirates-beat-brewers-5-2-with-four-homers-another-locke-down.html#comment-27929 Sun, 26 May 2013 00:20:31 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54640#comment-27929 Gomez is destined for long relief if Morton, Karstens or J Mac can actually finish a rehab assignment. Keep the puns coming. You know there’s at least one or two other headlines out there saying something similar. I’ve come to accept a .200 average, too many K’s, good 3B and 30 HR’s from Pedro and I can live with that. And when he’s hot NO ONE is better on the Pirates. Not even Cutch.

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