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JEFF LOCKE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Jeff Locke looks to lead Pirates to sweep of Rockies

As crazy as it seems, if the Pirates can finish off their sweep of the Rockies at PNC Park this afternoon, there’s a pretty decent chance that most of the damage done by their 2-5 week against the Cardinals and Reds will be washed out before the first full week after the All-Star Break begins. The Brewers are sending Yovani Gallardo to the hill against Gio Gonzalez today, while...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Locke and Latos

To put it simply, now would be a very good time for the Pirates to start playing better against their NL Central rivals. I wrote about the eight-teams-for-five-spots race in the National League this afternoon, but it wasn’t really all that long ago that the Marlins and and Rockies were in the thick of things, too. If the Pirates are going to stick in this race as it starts to thin...
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12 days ago  |  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!
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Jeff Locke regressing during second half

Jeff Locke Pittsburgh Pirates starter Jeff Locke was on a fairytale ride with his amazing season, but after the All-Star Break things have gone south for the young lefty. On Saturday, the 25-year-old lasted 2 2/3 innings and surrendered eight runs on 10 hits and three walks. That was by far his worst outing of the season. Locke was brilliant for the Pirates during the first half...
Via isportsweb.com
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

First Pitch: The Five Stages of Jeff Locke Regression Grief

All season on this site we had been talking about how Jeff Locke was due for regression. The left-hander had an ERA around 3.00, and eventually that dropped as low as 2.01 on June 19th. That would have made him one of the best starters in the majors. His advanced metrics suggested a different story. Locke’s FIP bounced around a lot in the first half of the season, but from the...
Via Pirates Prospects
August 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Locke, Pirates Eke Out 3-2 Win Over Reds to Avoid Sweep

Jeff Locke has reduced his season FIP from 4.47 to 3.77 over the last two months. (Photo Credit: David Hague) Jeff Locke does not suck. I wrote two months ago that Locke would not continue to dominate as he dominated the early part of the season. What he has done in those two months surprised me: he kept pitching to prevent runs. Locke’s winning performance in the Pirates’ 3...
Via Pirates Prospects
July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Thom Brennaman on Pirates pitcher: "This guy sucks"

Reds announcer and Fox play by play man Thom Brennaman got caught with a hot mic Sunday afternoon with Cincy hosting the Pittsburgh Pirates.  After Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke walked Reds SS Zack Cozart, you can hear Brennaman whisper "this guy sucks" into the microphone. One would have to presume Brennaman is not talking about Cozart, but Locke.  Perhaps that'...
Via Awful Announcing
July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Jeff Locke A Welcome Surprise

The Pittsburgh Pirates are off to a surprising start with many thinking they can finish the season with the winning record, and this would be the first occurrence since 1992. One of the reasons Pittsburgh is having success is because of their great bullpen and the leader of their bullpen is Jason Grilli. Another reason is due to the emergence of one of their starters from the rotation...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Sorry, Jeff Locke, You Won’t Keep Dominating

Jeff Locke says he has “gotten much better” over the last two years. Jeff Locke, let’s talk. Heh. Rhymes. Jeff, your pitching has played a role of significance in the Pirates’ 26-18 start and a spot in the playoffs if Bud Selig took ether and ended the season on May 21. You have pitched five quality starts in your last six outings in the last month, allowing an average of...
Via Pirates Prospects
May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Is Jeff Locke Starting to Figure Things Out?

Jeff Locke has thrown 13 shutout innings in his last two starts. Don’t look now, but Jeff Locke has a 2.83 ERA in 28.2 innings so far this year in the majors. That number is probably too low for his actual skills. He has a 4.60 xFIP, which suggests his overall performances have been nowhere near the actual result. But Locke is starting to show some improvements. We saw some of...
Via Pirates Prospects
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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