All posts tagged "Jeff Locke"

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: Alderson Touches 93 MPH

    I wrote the other day about Tim Alderson going back to an old long toss program, and how his old velocity is back this Spring. Alderson threw an inning today in the Triple-A game, and the results were once again strong. The first pitch out of Alderson's hand was a fastball. The...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    A Rotation Full of Prospects at Indianapolis

    Last year it looked like the Pittsburgh Pirates would have a rotation full of prospects. Brad Lincoln was expected to start the year in Triple-A, while the "Altoona Four" of Rudy Owens, Justin Wilson, Bryan Morris, and Jeff Locke were expected to make the jump to the next level. Only two of...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Prospect Notebook: Lots of Heat

    Duke Welker was hitting 98 MPH today. There were a lot of top Pirates prospects throwing today. Unfortunately, a lot of the top guys in the system were on the road. Jameson Taillon and Stetson Allie, both top ten prospects, started in the A-ball games at Toronto's minor league complex. Missing out...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Lefty Prospect Locke Looking to Impress

    BRADENTON -- Going from Double-A Altoona, to Triple-A Indianapolis, to Pittsburgh during the 2011 season -- all within a month -- was an unforgettable experience for left-hander Jeff Locke. After spending four months with the Curve, Locke was promoted to Indy, where he made just five starts before getting the call to...

  • Top Stories
    The Pirates Need Another Starting Pitcher

    The Pittsburgh Pirates made one addition to their starting rotation this off-season, adding Erik Bedard to a one year deal. Their rotation heading in to the year looks decent, with Jeff Karstens, Charlie Morton, and James McDonald all looking like locks for the rotation. They also have Kevin Correia and Brad Lincoln...

  • This Date in Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: November 20

    On this date in 1962 the Pittsburgh Pirates traded first baseman Dick Stuart and pitcher Jack Lamabe to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for pitcher Don Schwall and catcher Jim Pagliaroni. Stuart was covered in the November 7th article here. He played five seasons in Pittsburgh with a .273 average and...

  • Season Recaps
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Position Recap: The Rotation

    Morton had a 3.83 ERA in 2011. Perhaps no position reflected the ups and downs of the 2011 season more than the starting rotation.  Coming in to the 2011 season, the rotation was looked upon as the biggest weakness of the team.  The priority over the off-season was to upgrade the rotation,...

  • Game Recaps
    Game 162 Recap: Season Ends With Loss and 3 HRs Allowed

    The season ended much the way it has gone over the last couple of months. There wasn’t much to write home about from the slab and there wasn’t much offense to speak of. Milwaukee used three homers to support Zach Greinke. Jeff Locke allowed three long balls. The Pirates scored two of...

  • Game Recaps
    Game 157 Recap: Ludwick’s Walk Off Single Brings Bucs to 70 Wins

    It won’t be a .500 season. It likely won’t even be a 75 win season. But one milestone was cleared in this game – the Pirates won for the 70th time on the year for the first time since 2004. The early part of the game looked promising for starter Jeff Locke...

  • Game Recaps
    Game 151 Recap: Bucs Fall to Kuroda

    In Jeff Locke’s Major League debut, the Pirates were beaten on a one hit shutout. They got five more hits in his second start. But that wasn’t enough. Locke was lifted after three innings and James Loney poked a three run pinch hit homer as the Dodgers pulled away late. The Pirates...

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