|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||90.00||4.00||8.00||0.00||4.20||1.41||71.00||41.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Cincinnati|| 12.1||0||0|| 2.19||0||1||7|
|vs LHB|| 24.2||0||0|| 3.28||0||5||7|
|vs RHB|| 80.1||0||0|| 3.59||0||22||59|
|08/28/2014||Charlie Blackmon, RF COL|
Jeff Locke, SP PIT
Tony Watson, RP PIT
|Max Scherzer, SP DET|
|08/27/2014||Jeff Locke, SP PIT|
Billy Hamilton, CF CIN
|Anibal Sanchez, SP DET|
Torii Hunter, RF DET
|08/27/2014||Chris Tillman, SP BAL||Jeff Locke, SP PIT|
|Last 10 Games|
|Jeff Locke secures sixth win Wednesday |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(8/27/14) Pirates left-hander Jeff Locke continued his strong run with perhaps his finest performance of the season Wednesday against visiting St. Louis.
Locke allowed only a home run to Matt Holliday in the second inning, otherwise pitching shutout ball over seven-plus. He yielded six hits with two walks and three strikeouts. He has allowed just three runs in his last 18 2/3 innings pitched.
He will attempt to maintain his momentum Tuesday against the same Cardinals.
|Jeff Locke wins despite control issues |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(8/22/14) Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke had a tough time with his control Friday.
Locke allowed two runs on two hits over six innings. He did not record any strikeouts and walked six batters. Locke gave up both runs in the first inning. After getting Carlos Gomez to pop out to begin the game, Locke walked Jonathan Lucroy, and age up a two-run homer to Ryan Braun. Locke would give up another walk during the inning, but got out of it without giving up any further damage. He gave up his only other hit in the fourth inning.
Though walks were a problem, Locke managed to pitch out of trouble. With the win, he improved to 5-3. Locke will take on the Cardinals in his next start.
|Jeff Locke strikes out six in scoreless outing Saturday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(8/16/14) Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke didn't factor into Saturday's decision despite giving up just four hits and two walks in 5 2/3 scoreless innings while striking out six in his team's 4-3 defeat against the Nationals.
Locke left the game with a 3-0 lead with two on and two outs in the sixth, but the bullpen stranded both runners after his exit. However, he was denied a win when the Nationals scored three runs in the eighth inning. Locke owns a 3.73 ERA and 63:19 K:BB ratio in 91 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Brewers Friday.
|Don't get too attached to Jeff Locke |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(8/12/14) Jeff Locke, who ripped out the hearts of his Fantasy owners last year by following up an All-Star first half with a disastrous second half, may be on the verge of committing the same atrocity this year, but on a smaller scale.
Yeah, he's only 38 percent owned, having spent too much of the first half in the minors to make the All-Star team, but in his first eight starts after coming back for good June 8, he compiled a 2.38 ERA and 0.99 WHIP, demonstrating much better control than he had at any point last year.
But in four starts since, he has a 6.38 ERA and 1.75 WHIP, allowing a ghastly 12.4 hits per nine innings. And his control has wavered as well. He issued three walks or more in two of those starts.
Maybe Locke has made the necessary adjustments and is just in a funk right now, but even so, it comes at the worst time. The Pirates will need to clear a rotation spot with Gerrit Cole one rehab start away from returning, and both Vance Worley and Edinson Volquez have pitched well lately.
|Jeff Locke allows four runs in five innings in win Monday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(8/11/14) Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke picked up a win Monday despite giving up four earned runs on eight hits and four walks in five-plus innings and striking out just one in his team's 11-6 victory over the Tigers.
Locke (4-3) didn't end up with a very good line, but his offense managed to score eight runs in the first two innings to put him up comfortable. He actually allowed just one run through the first five innings but gave up four hits and a walk to open the sixth before being removed, with three of those runners coming around to score. Locke owns a 3.98 ERA and 57:17 K:BB ratio in 86 innings. He's scheduled to face the Nationals Saturday.
|Sometimes when a pitcher continually defies his skeptics with one great start after another, he never looks back, and it becomes part of his enduring legacy. Other times, he turns out like Jeff Locke. With an 8-2 record and 2.15 ERA at the All-Star break (which earned him a spot on the team), the 26-year-old left-hander ranked up there with Patrick Corbin as far as out-of-nowhere breakouts went. But even then, there were warning signs. At the time, he had issued 3.9 walks per nine innings -- not good for any pitcher, but particularly one averaging just 6.0 strikeouts per nine innings. Simply put, he allowed too much contact to get away with so many free passes, and it finally caught up to him in the second half. Over his final 12 starts, he had a 6.12 ERA and 1.89 WHIP. The Pirates even tried demoting him briefly in late August and shut him down for good in late September, not wanting to pin their postseason hopes to him. Most would probably agree Locke isn't as good as he showed in the first half, but is he really as bad as he showed in the second half? The Pirates will give him every opportunity to prove he's not, but with his rotation spot less than secure, you shouldn't bother with him in mixed leagues.
(Updated 1/6/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|8/30/14||CIN||4:05 pm||Alfredo Simon|
|8/31/14||CIN||1:35 pm||Johnny Cueto|
|9/1/14||@ STL||2:15 pm||Lance Lynn|
|9/2/14||@ STL||8:15 pm||Adam Wainwright|
|9/3/14||@ STL||1:45 pm||Shelby Miller|
|9/5/14||@ CHC||2:20 pm||Tsuyoshi Wada|
|9/6/14||@ CHC||4:05 pm||Travis Wood|
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