All posts tagged "Jeff Locke"

  • 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,...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Weighing Options on Bedard’s Spot in Rotation

    With Erik Bedard out of the rotation, the Pirates have several days to figure out how they plan on moving forward. The club has an off day on Thursday before opening up a three-game set in Milwaukee on Friday. Bedard's spot in the rotation doesn't come up until Saturday,  which is also September 1st when the Pirates can...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 8/29/12

    West Virginia was rained out yesterday. They will play a doubleheader tonight. Indianapolis won their division. The DSL and GCL regular seasons are over. The GCL Pirates won game one of a best of three series against the Red Sox.  The DSL Pirates1 advanced to the second round of the playoffs with their...

  • Top Performers
    Top Pirates Minor League Pitching Performances: Week Ending 8/26

    Below are the top ten pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates' farm system from the last week. The rankings include every pitcher who made a start for a Pirates' minor league affiliate, not including DSL teams, and with no limitations on whether the starting pitcher has prospect eligibility. *Game Score is...

  • Prospect Reports
    Indians Sweep Bats, Behind Locke’s 6 Shut Out Innings And McPherson’s Homer

    Indianapolis Indians  4,  Louisville Bats  2 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians made a sweep of the Louisville Bats tonight at Victory Field, taking all three games of this short series.  Tribe starter Jeff Locke earned his 10th win of the season, pitching 6 shut out innings.  RF Dallas McPherson had two key...

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