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|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||90.00||4.00||8.00||0.00||4.20||1.41||71.00||41.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Side - Out until at least early March|
|vs St. Louis|| 16.0||1||1|| 3.38||0||7||14|
|vs LHB|| 34.1||0||0|| 3.93||0||17||19|
|vs RHB|| 132.0||0||0|| 3.41||0||67||106|
|03/03/2014||Scooter Gennett, 2B MIL||Jeff Locke, SP PIT|
Vic Black, RP NYM
Pierce Johnson, RP CHC
|03/02/2014||Paco Rodriguez, RP LAD|
Victor Martinez, DH DET
|Raul Ibanez, LF LAA|
Jeff Locke, SP PIT
Ryan Howard, 1B PHI
Jonny Venters, RP ATL
|03/02/2014||Steve Cishek, RP MIA|
R.A. Dickey, SP TOR
Matt Kemp, CF LAD
|Jeff Locke, SP PIT|
Jake Peavy, SP BOS
Grant Balfour, RP TB
Yan Gomes, C CLE
Jay Bruce, RF CIN
|Last 10 Games|
|Jeff Locke dealing with minor oblique injury |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(3/5/14) Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke "felt a little pull" on his right side in a bullpen session last weekend before being scratched from Wednesday's start, but he believes the issue with his oblique is minor, MLB.com reports.
"I've seen people do oblique stuff before, where they're so bad they can't even take a breath," Locke said Wednesday. "That's not the case with me. Very minor. Nothing hurts at all. Precautionary more than anything; take a few days then re-evaluate."
Locke is scheduled to receive treatment Thursday and could throw Friday if all goes well.
|Jeff Locke scratched from Wednesday start |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(3/4/14) Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke has been scratched from Wednesday's start, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Locke is dealing with tightness in his side. Jay Jackson will start in his place. Locke was able to make his spring debut last week, tossing two scoreless innings. He posted a 3.52 ERA in 166 1/3 innings last season.
|Jeff Locke tosses two scoreless in first spring action |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(2/27/14) Pirates starting pitcher Jeff Locke came out of the bullpen for his spring debut Thursday against the Yankees, as he looks to knock the rust off following the offseason.
Locke faced just one batter over the minimum in the start, while tossing a pair of scoreless innings. He allowed one hit and stranded the baserunner, and also struck out one of the seven batters faced.
Locke put together an inconsistent first year as a full-time member of the rotation, finishing with a 3.52 ERA in 166 1/3 innings over 30 starts. His place in the rotation seems secure heading into the season.
|Jeff Locke aims to throw 200 innings in 2014 |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(2/16/14) Pirates starting pitcher Jeff Locke heads into 2014 with renewed confidence following a second-half slide in 2013. After going 9-2 with a 2.11 ERA in his first 19 starts last season, Locke was 1-5 with a 6.66 ERA in his last 11 starts and did not pitch in the postseason.
"I'm slowing it back down, remembering how it was the first two, three months of the season, when everything clicked and was so good," Locke said, per MLB.com. "I want to get back to that. I didn't do anything different on the mound in the second half, it just didn't come out the same.
"It was a good learning tool for me. I want to be ready for more. I want to throw 200 innings. That's what everybody shoots for."
Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage is also confident Locke will bounce back.
"Everything he did in the first half was not a fluke," Searage said, "and we hope to continue to help him give us that kind of performance again. He came in looking fresh. He was able to have a good winter program. He's stronger."
|Fatigue issues led to Jeff Locke's late-season slide |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(1/9/14) Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage told The Fan Morning Show in Pittsburgh Thursday starting pitcher Jeff Locke battled fatigue last season, which led to Locke's late-season decline. After going 9-2 with a 2.11 ERA in his first 19 starts, Locke was 1-5 with a 6.66 ERA in his last 11 starts and did not pitch in the postseason.
Searage added Locke losing arm strength and not being able to get it back caused issues for him mechanically and mentally. Searage said his goal this offseason has been to get back to basics with Locke and try to "wipe the slate clean."
|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) |
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|3/13/14||@ TB||1:05 pm|| |
|3/14/14||PHI||1:05 pm|| |
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