JEFF LOCKE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Polanco, Locke lead Bucs to series win

Left-hander Jeff Locke threw seven strong innings, Gregory Polanco led another complete performance by the Pirates lineup and the Bucs beat the Braves, 8-2, on Thursday night to clinch a victory in their four-game series at PNC Park.
Via Pirates.com
10 days ago

Knowing When to Lift Jeff Locke

If the Pittsburgh Pirates are going to catch the St. Louis Cardinals in the standings Clint Hurdle is going to have to do a much better job of managing the back end of the Pirates rotation. Last night he continued a post All-Star Break trend of leaving back of the rotation starting pitchers in the game to give it away in the middle innings. Last night with the Pirates leading 3...
Via Hidden Vigorish
August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via WHYGAVS?
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...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
July 05, 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...
Via WHYGAVS?
June 17, 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...
Via WHYGAVS?
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeff Locke < 500

I finally got a chance to peruse this year’s Baseball Prospectus this weekend and among other things in the Pirates’ section (including a great team essay by Sarah Sprague, if you needed another reason to pick the book up) I was surprised to find this in the Jeff Locke blurb: Despite being optioned three times last year, including once as a procedural move, Locke found time to...
Via WHYGAVS?
March 09, 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...
Via Hidden Vigorish
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirates 6, Rays 5

Another (mostly) smooth win for the Bucs, who have now won four in a row and above .500 for the first time in over two months. How about Jeff Locke? Since returning from Indianapolis – where he was extremely mediocre – he has been absolutely brilliant. I don’t think anyone expected this, but Locke has actually looked better than he did in the first half of last season for...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates' Jeff Locke (oblique) off DL, optioned to Triple-A

Per MLB transactions, the Pittsburgh Pirates optioned LHP Jeff Locke to Triple-A Indianapolis after he was activated from the DL. Locke missed all of spring training due to an oblique injury he suffered in his first game on February 27, The left-hander made a Single-A rehab start on April 9, going 6 innings (82 pitches), allowing 2 runs, 5 hits and a walk while striking out...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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