Jeff Locke takes the mound for Indianapolis tonight. In the month of June, Jeff went 3-1 2.86 in six starts, throwing 34.2 innings with 31 strikeouts. He ranks eighth in the International League in ERA and tenth in strikeouts. Indianapolis won for the seventh straight time last night and they now have a 12 game lead in their division. The 2012 fifth round draft pick, Adrian Sampson, makes his first professional start tonight. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here.

Locke threw seven shutout innings against Louisville in early May

Triple-A: Indianapolis (54-31) VS Louisville (31-56) 6:05pm
Probable starter: Jeff Locke (6-4 3.05)

Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 7 Louisville 3

Jeff Locke will make his 16th start of the season tonight. He has pitched a total of 88.2 ...

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John Dreker
John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.