Posts tagged Jeff Locke

Pirates’ Locke suffers setback

   March 9, 2014 11:27 pm    0

There were plenty of pleasant surprises on the Pirates last season. You can add pitcher Jeff Locke’s first-half performance to the list. He went 8-2 with a 2.15 ERA before the All-Star break, getting a spot on the NL team. After, however, it was a different story. Locke struggled, big time. He went 2-5 with…


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Pirates luck out with Locke’s start

   September 13, 2013 12:25 am    0

For almost two months, Jeff Locke struggled for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He looked like James McDonald fromĀ  2012. McDonald, like Locke, was an All-Star. McDonald struggled mightily in the second half of 2012. That changed Thursday night. The Pirates got another strong pitching performance on their way to their fourth straight win. Locke improved to…


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Winning 1-0 games has become the norm for Pirates

   May 31, 2013 12:22 am    0

It’s the end of May, and the Pittsburgh Pirates have nine shutouts already. They had 10 all of last season. They’ve been really hot of late — at least on the mound — winning four 1-0 games in the past two weeks: May 19 against the Astros. May 22 against the Cubs. Tuesday against the…


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Pirates all alone in first place

   April 28, 2013 5:25 pm    0

It’s not too often that you can says this, even if it is the end of April: The Pittsburgh Pirates are in first place. It’s especially nice after they started the season 1-5. The Bucs took two out of three games against the St. Louis Cardinals this weekend to pass them up in the NL…


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Pirates blanked by Dodgers for second straight game

   April 7, 2013 12:14 am    0

Want to try to look at the positives in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ latest shutout, a 1-0 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday night? Well, starter A.J. Burnett (0-2) gave up just one run and struck out nine batters. He’s pitched well enough to be 2-0 so far this season. And the bullpen kept the…


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