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Pittsburgh Pirates trade rumors: Jeff Samardzija edition

For much of the season Jeff Locke was viewed as the weak link in the Pittsburgh Pirates rotation. Currently the Bucs pitchers have the second best ERA in baseball behind the St. Louis Cardinals. Jeff Locke is coming off of his best start of the season and possibly his career having thrown eight shutout innings, allowing only two hits and striking out six. Locke has now allowed two...
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Catching up on Sunday morning: Locke and others

I made the decision to come back to PA for the Fourth this weekend pretty late, so I knew when I decided to come that I’d be seeing Jeff Locke in person on Saturday. I was a bit worried about this; it’s never fun to make the trip home and then to see a baseball game that’s over before it starts or that takes 3+ hours because the starter threw 95 pitches in four innings. We...
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeff Locke Salutes America

For all the crap we’ve given Jeff Locke throughout the year, you’ve gotta give him major props for not only throwing an eight inning shutout masterpiece on Saturday, but also for doing it in record time (the game barely cracked two hours) – giving everyone more time to enjoy the holiday on a beautiful afternoon/evening. Sure, a quiet day from the Pirate offense helped out with...
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July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeff Locke outduels Cody Anderson in Pittsburgh Pirates’ 1-0 win over the Cleveland Indians

In a very low-scoring matchup at PNC Park on Saturday afternoon, the Pittsburgh Pirates picked up a 1-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians. Neil Walker’s RBI single in the bottom of the sixth turned out to be the only run that the Pirates needed on offense, as their pitching limited the Indians to only three base hits—none of which were extra-base hits. The interleague game featured...
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July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

One streak ends, another lives on

Well, the Pirates finally gave up a run. Two, actually. Bunch of bums. Should probably get rid of Jeff Locke now, right? (OK, that would have been at least a semi-serious statement a couple of weeks ago, but he’s pitched his way back to “respectable fifth starter” territory) . Locke actually kept the scoreless streak going into the sixth before it ended at thirty-five innings...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Impossible shutout streak, meet Jeff Locke

The Pirates take their crazy streak of shutout innings and incredible on the road tonight to continue their home-and-home with the White Sox. The Pirates’ last road trip went quite well, with a 7-3 run through San Diego, San Francisco, and Atlanta. Jeff Locke starts for the Bucs tonight and his last start against the Phillies was quite good — he threw six shutout innings, striking...
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeff Locke takes the mound as Pirates look to win consecutive series for first time in 2015

I’m running late on this post tonight, so I’ll keep it short: the Marlins are a mess right now. The Pirates are playing their best baseball of 2015. The Pirates haven’t won two series in a row yet this year, and so I think that tonight is the night for that to change. Don’t leave it for Gerrit Cole tomorrow: do it tonight. Jose Urena starts for the Marlins. His big league...
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeff Locke tries to get the Pirates a split with the Cubs

It’s only been two games, but I’ve been quite impressed with the 2015 version of Jeff Locke. I don’t like to jump to too many conclusions based on just a couple of games, but Locke’s control looks vastly improved this year and his ground balls are way up. Obviously Locke’s control has varied pretty widely from start-to-start over his career, but I feel like we’ve seen...
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirate Blogs Roundup: Korean Media, Jeff Locke Trade Bait, Offseason Recap

The Pirates began their Grapefruit League schedule this week against a familiar friend. Russell Martin had nothing but kind words for his old buddies as he reflected on his time in Pittsburgh. The 75th birthday of legendary Pirate Willie Stargell was also marked this week. Here is a roundup of the best posts from Pirates bloggers for the week ending March 7, 2015:   Charlie...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

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