|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 St. Louis|| 7.1||1||0|| 1.23||0||2||3|
|vs LHB|| 24.2||0||0|| 3.28||0||5||7|
|vs RHB|| 80.1||0||0|| 3.59||0||22||59|
|09/02/2014||Neil Walker, 2B PIT|
Jeff Locke, SP PIT
Odrisamer Despaigne, SP SD
|Jake Peavy, SP SF|
Travis Ishikawa, 1B SF
Corey Seager, SS LAD
Josh Johnson, SP SD
Seth Maness, RP STL
Patrick Corbin, SP ARI
|09/01/2014||Jeff Locke, SP PIT|
Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B WAS
Jordan Zimmermann, SP WAS
|Jarred Cosart, SP MIA|
Chris Coghlan, LF CHC
Robbie Erlin, SP SD
|08/31/2014||Jeff Locke, SP PIT|
Adam LaRoche, 1B WAS
|Jesse Hahn, SP SD|
Miguel Rojas, SS LAD
|Last 10 Games|
|Pirates add six to expanded roster |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(4:51 pm ET) The Pirates added six players to the active roster Tuesday, as part of their September roster expansion.
The team purchased the contract of infielder Chase d'Arnaud from Triple-A Indianapolis, and recalled pitchers Bobby LaFromboise , John Holdzkom, Jeff Locke and Casey Sadler , as well as outfielder Gregory Polanco from Triple-A.
|Jeff Locke sent down; should be back shortly |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(8/30/14) The Pirates optioned pitcher Jeff Locke to Triple-A Indianapolis Saturday, in order to free up a spot on the active roster.
Locke has been a consistent part of the team's rotation since June, and should continue to be so moving forward. He will almost certainly be brought back to the majors when rosters expand in a few days, though it is not clear if this impacts his scheduled start Tuesday against the Cardinals.
|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.
|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|
|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|
|9/7/14||@ CHC||2:20 pm||Jacob Turner|
|9/8/14||@ PHI||7:05 pm||Kyle Kendrick|
|9/9/14||@ PHI||7:05 pm||David Buchanan|
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