All posts tagged "Jeff Locke"

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Locke Gets First Big League Win in Final Start

    It took a while –10 big league starts and 67.2 innings to be exact — for Jeff Locke to notch his first Major League win, but the lefty rookie was able to get that notch that in his solid final start of the 2012 season. Locke has come a long way from the left-hander...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Alvarez Seeking Consistency Moving Forward

    Pedro Alvarez has had four multi-homer games this season, and his two long ball performance showed off his impressive power at Wrigley Field on Sunday. When Alvarez is locked in at the plate, the third baseman drives the ball out of the ballpark. Literally. Both Alvarez’s home runs — No. 28 and...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Evolution of Jeff Locke; Reinforcements on the Horizon

    The Jeff Locke on the mound this September compared to this time last year is a different pitcher. With more experience not only at the Major League level, but also at the Triple-A level as well, Locke is more confident this season.  The left-hander incorporated a new turn in his delivery during spring training, and...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Notebook: Locke Better Than Line; Pirates Keeping it One Day at a Time

    Jeff Locke was pushed into the starting rotation on Monday at PNC Park so the club could get a good look at the young prospect as a starter. Locke made two relief appearances earlier last month with the Pirates and tossed a combined 4.1 scoreless frames in a role that he was unfamiliar with....

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Burnett Bounces Back After Rough August; Locke Moves In Rotation

    The month of August was not a particularly sharp month for veteran A.J. Burnett. After tossing a two-run 8.2 innings performance in Cincinnati to start the month, the right-hander allowed at least four runs in each of his next four starts, posting a 5.18 ERA overall. But as the calendar changed on Saturday, perhaps...

  • Transactions
    Pirates Recall Fryer, Locke, Wilson; Selected Holt, Leroux From Triple-A

    The Pittsburgh Pirates made the recalls of Eric Fryer, Jeff Locke, Justin Wilson, and the selection of the contracts of Brock Holt and Chris Leroux official. It was reported late last night of these moves. Fryer provides Manager Clint Hurdle flexibility as the club's third catcher. It can give him more opportunities to pinch-hit Michael...

  • Analysis
    First Pitch: Profiling the September Callups

    As Kristy Robinson reported tonight, the Pirates will call up five players tomorrow when rosters expand, including infielder Brock Holt. To serve as an introduction to some of these players (or a refresher), here is a brief summary of each player. I included Kyle McPherson in this list, even though he was...

  • Analysis
    Rick VandenHurk, Jeff Locke Receive Indianapolis Awards

    The Indians gave out the team awards after the game tonight: Most Valuable Player -- Rick VandenHurk.  He finishes the regular season with a 13-5 record and a 2.92 ERA in 19 starts (plus two relief appearances) for the Indians. Starting Pitcher of the Year -- Jeff Locke.  Locke went 10-5 for...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Focus In-House, Rather Than Waiver Claims

    With just two days remaining until the August 31 trade waiver claim ends, Manager Clint Hurdle said the focus for the Pittsburgh Pirates down the stretch is internal. "I think right now as we tier things down, our focus starts in house, and then it moves down from there," Hurdle said. " if something...

  • Prospect Reports
    Brock Holt Has Three Hits as Indians Slip Past Toledo

    Indianapolis Indians  4,  Toledo Mud Hens  3 (Box)   A ninth inning rally by the Mud Hens made things a little worrisome for the Indians tonight at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio, but closer Tim Wood held on to the thin lead.  The Indians took the win over the Mud Hens,...

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