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Not any better

Things didn’t get any better for the Pirates after a rough Thursday as they were soundly defeated on Friday night, losing more ground and momentum as a result. That was mostly expected, of course. It was Jeff Locke against Zack Greinke. Immediately after a bad series loss was made worse by a devastating injury, they had to fly across the country and get ready to take on a first...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates win, close further in NL Central, within 2 1/2 games

PITTSBURGH -- Jeff Locke pitched one-run ball into the seventh inning and Michael Morse hit a pinch-hit grand slam as the Pittsburgh Pirates tightened up the National League Central race with a 10-2 rout of the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night. The Pirates drew within 2 1/2 games of first-place St. Louis, the closest Pittsburgh has been since it was two games back at the All-Star...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds proving to be a thorn in Locke, Pirates side

With his rotation spot in question, Pittsburgh Pirates left-hander Jeff Locke will have to secure it during a month that's been notoriously bad for him in his career. Locke looks for a better result in his second September start as the Pirates open a three-game road series against the last-place Cincinnati Reds on Monday. The Pirates (81-54) trail St. Louis by 5 1/2 games in the...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Locke faces off against Chris Narveso

With JA Happ pitching well and AJ Burnett throwing sim games conspicuously scheduled for the same day as one of his starts, Jeff Locke has to know that his starting job is (once again) on the line as we head towards the final month of the 2015 season. He hasn’t completed the sixth inning in a start since July 19th, though that’s partially due to the Pirates’ deepened bullpen...
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeff Locke looks to lead Pirates to split with Cubs

Sorry for going MIA yesterday: I had my committee meeting early and a softball game right after work that ended up being a 15-inning epic that will live on in the lore of the Carrboro Co-Rec Slowpitch Softball League forever. I wouldn’t have much to add to last night’s game that wasn’t obvious: JA Happ looked bad, Jake Arrieta is good. Because of Monday night’s wash-out,...
August 05, 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...
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...
June 17, 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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