All posts tagged "Jeff Locke"

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Jones Breaks Out Big Bat; Burnett Gets Gritty

    The Pirates have struggled on both sides of the game over their recent rough stretch. But Pittsburgh showed a gritty performance on Thursday to snap their three game skid against Los Angeles. It wasn’t a pretty performance, but it was a needed win for the club. Two big swings of the bat...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Locke Shines in 2012 Debut, But His Role is Undecided

    Jeff Locke was impressive in his 2012 debut for the Pirates on Thursday at PNC Park. The left-hander, who was recalled on Wednesday, was promoted to serve the club with length from the bullpen — a role that he’s never been called upon to do in his professional career. But the 24-year-old...

  • Analysis
    Locke Will Serve as Long Man After Correia’s Start

    Jeff Locke will serve as the long man in the Pirates' bullpen. Jeff Locke was promoted to Pittsburgh on Wednesday to provide the club with a volume of innings if the team needs him. With Correia making the spot start against Arizona, and Jason Grilli deemed unavailable in relief due to pitching...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Correia Adjusts in Spot Start; Presley in Triple-A to Get More At-Bats

    It’s been two weeks since the last time Kevin Correia made a start for Pittsburgh. He was moved into the bullpen when the club acquired Wandy Rodriguez a few days before the trade deadline. Correia made one appearance during that span in relief, where he struggled and allowed four earned over two frames,...

  • Prospect Reports
    Kyle McPherson’s Indians Debut Spoiled by Knights

      Charlotte Knights  2,  Indianapolis Indians  1 (Box)   The newest Indianapolis Indian made his debut this afternoon at Victory Field, hurling 6 scoreless innings and striking out 6 batters.  Kyle McPherson, just promoted from AA Altoona, allowed 3 hits and was responsible for the first of the Charlotte Knights’ runs.  He...

  • Transactions
    Jeff Locke Officially Promoted, Alex Presley Optioned to AAA

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially promoted left-handed pitcher Jeff Locke to the majors. Kristy Robinson first reported last night that he was coming up from Indianapolis. To make room, the team has optioned outfielder Alex Presley to Triple-A.... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of...

  • Transactions
    Jeff Locke Headed to Pittsburgh

    According to a source, Jeff Locke is headed to Pittsburgh to join the club. Kevin Correia is slated to spot start on Wednesday for the Pirates. Locke, who was scheduled to start for Triple-A, was promoted likely as insurance arm. The move is not yet official. No word yet on the corresponding...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 8/8/12

    West Virginia was off yesterday. Indianapolis has an early afternoon game with Jeff Locke scheduled to pitch. *** See update from this morning on Locke below*** He has the third best ERA in the International League. He is also fourth in the league in strikeouts and tenth, with his 1.22 WHIP. The...

  • Analysis
    Chris Leroux and Jeff Locke Could Fill Roles in Pittsburgh

    Chris Leroux has recently been moved into the rotation with Triple-A and could fill a void in the Majors. Both Chris Leroux and Jeff Locke could fill a role with the Pirates to some capacity in the near future. While the Major League club's pitching staff had an impressive first half to...

  • Top Performers
    Jeff Locke and Jameson Taillon Post the Top Pitching Performances of the Week

    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...

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