Tag: Jeff Locke

Pirates Notes: Cervelli Does Catching Drills, Polanco Still Out of Lineup

PITTSBURGH — With the stitches out of his right hand, Francisco Cervelli took the opportunity to get some catching drills done at PNC Park Saturday afternoon, just two weeks after he had surgery to remove the broken hook of his hamate bone. He’s not yet swinging a bat, but it’s an encouraging sign that he […]
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Good Locke, Bad Locke, or Just Bad Luck?

PITTSBURGH — Jeff Locke’s last seven starts have been a Jekyll and Hyde performance worthy of Robert Louis Stevenson. In four straight wins from May 19 to June 4, he gave up nine runs in 29.1 innings, pitching into the seventh inning in all four starts. Following that run, Locke threw two consecutive sub-par performances. […]
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First Pitch: The Pirates Rotation Needs Help, and There’s No Easy...

NEW YORK – Right after Curtis Granderson hit a lead off home run tonight, I clicked over to Baseball-Reference to see the last time the Pirates were below .500 this late in the season. It didn’t take long to find that team. The 88 win 2014 Pirates were 34-35 on June 16th, and didn’t get […]
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Jeff Locke Gets Hit Hard For Second Straight Start in Pirates...

NEW YORK – The Mets took an early 3-0 lead in the first inning against the Pirates tonight, with Noah Syndergaard taking on Jeff Locke. Syndergaard was consistently hitting 100 MPH or higher in the first, making easy work of the Pirates offense. Jeff Locke started the game with two hits and a walk allowed, […]
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Pirates Notes: Locke Has a Frustrating Day, Nicasio Available Out of...

PITTSBURGH — Jeff Locke had a “frustrating” day on Thursday. The Pirates’ left-hander had been cruising through a stretch of strong starts that started on April 25 in Denver, Colorado. That day, his ERA was 7.24. Over the next eight starts, Locke allowed more than three runs only twice. Three times he pitched seven innings, […]
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Pirates Notebook: Jeff Locke Is Working on a New Breaking Ball

PITTSBURGH – In response to a question I asked about the effectiveness of his pitches last night, Jeff Locke mentioned that he threw just one breaking ball, the pitch that caught Mike Trout for a strikeout looking to end the first inning. Clint Hurdle confirmed this morning that Locke has been working on a different, harder breaking […]
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Jeff Locke Solid Again as Pirates Power Past Angels

PITTSBURGH – The Pirates returned to their core approach — putting runners on base and getting extra-base hits — en route to an 8-7 win over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim this afternoon at PNC Park. The win was their second in the last eight games, and snapped a four-game losing streak. Each Pirates position […]
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First Pitch: This Pirates Rotation Needs More Than Just Prospects

After tonight’s gem, Jeff Locke has the second best ERA in the Pirates’ rotation at 4.33. The advanced metrics don’t really back this up. He ranks third with a 4.98 FIP, and that’s hardly a good number. He ranks last in xFIP at 4.90, with most of the rest of the rotation really benefiting here […]
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Jeff Locke Throws His First Complete Game Shutout in Pirates 10-0...

MIAMI – Jeff Locke did something tonight that he’s never done in his career before: pitch into the ninth inning as a starter. It hadn’t happened in his previous 100 big league starts. It never happened in the minors, and didn’t happen in prep ball, where they only play seven innings anyway. “I’ve been in there […]
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Morning Report: Jeff Locke Reaches the Century Mark

Some notes and thoughts on a Wednesday morning while I wait for Altoona to begin their morning baseball game. ** I plan on doing a full recap and analysis for Tyler Eppler’s start this morning because we have been doing that for every top 30 prospect when their start is shown on MiLB.tv and no […]
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