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Jeff Locke | Starting Pitcher

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/20/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 185
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Jeff Locke had another fine start Friday, allowing three runs (two earned) over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Reds.
Locke held the Reds to just one run over his first six innings of work before unraveling a bit in his final inning of work, but he still managed his seventh straight quality start. He struck out five and walked none in the no-decision and now owns a 2.89 ERA and 35/6 K/BB ratio in 56 innings over eight starts this year. He continues to gain momentum in mixed leagues. Jul 11 - 11:01 PM

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Jeff Locke allowed two runs -- one earned -- over eight innings in the Pirates' 6-2 win over the Phillies on Sunday.

Locke gave up just three hits, two to Marlon Byrd, on the afternoon. The southpaw walked one while striking out four. He's been terrific since being recalled on June 8, turning in six consecutive quality starts with a 25/6 K/BB ratio. Locke has a 3.08 ERA and 0.93 WHIP in seven starts overall, and he'll take on the Reds Friday in Cincinnati.
Jul 6 - 5:30 PM

Jeff Locke allowed two runs on eight hits over eight innings but settled for a no-decision against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

Locke gave up eight singles and walked one, striking out three in the outing. The only damage against him came in the fifth inning, when the Diamondbacks were able to string together three consecutive hits for both runs. Despite not earning the win, Locke has been terrific this year -- after Tuesday's effort, the left-hander has a 3.46 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and a 26/5 K/BB ratio over 41 2/3 innings. He's not in must-own territory, but the 26-year-old has become a mixed league option with his pitching of late. Locke will toe the slab again Sunday against the Phillies.
Jul 1 - 9:50 PM

Jeff Locke picked up his first win of the season, allowing three runs over 7 1/3 innings as the Pirates defeated the Rays 6-5 on Tuesday.

Locke dominated the Rays but may have been left in for one pitch too many, as Evan Longoria hit a two-run home run with one out in the eighth inning to chase the lefty from the ballgame. It was still a strong effort, as Locke allowed eight hits, walked two, and struck out four. He'll take a 3.74 ERA, a 0.98 WHIP, and a 23/4 K/BB ratio into his next start against the Mets at home.
Jun 24 - 11:13 PM

Jeff Locke yielded two runs in six innings in a no-decision against the Reds on Thursday.

Both runs scored on sacrifice flies. Locke held the Reds to just three hits and a walk and struck out a pair. The 26-year-old southpaw has pitched well since joining the rotation earlier this month, allowing two earned runs or less in all three of his starts while posting a 14/2 K/BB ratio over 21 innings. He makes for a solid streaming option next week against the light-hitting Rays.
Jun 19 - 5:45 PM

Jeff Locke held the Marlins to two runs over eight innings Friday, but was handed a no-decision.

It was the longest start of his major league career, but the bullpen blew his chance at a victory in the ninth inning. Locke gave up seven hits (including a solo homer to Giancarlo Stanton) and no walks while notching seven strikeouts. He has allowed just three runs with a 12/1 K/BB ratio in 15 innings over two starts since coming up from the minors. We wouldn't trust Locke in mixed leagues quite yet, but he's gaining momentum once again.
Jun 14 - 12:06 AM

Jeff Locke allowed one run on three hits over seven innings but took a tough-luck loss against the Brewers on Sunday.

Locke and Yovani Gallardo squared off in a pitchers' duel, and an Aramis Ramirez RBI groundout in Locke's final inning of work proved to be the difference. The start was still much better than Locke's first go-round with the club, when he allowed six runs in a spot start. With Gerrit Cole on the disabled list, Locke will surely get another look. That start will most likely be Friday at the Marlins.
Jun 8 - 4:46 PM

Pirates recalled LHP Jeff Locke from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Locke will start on Sunday against the Brewers in place of the injured Gerrit Cole (shoulder), and it's possible he'll remain in the rotation for a while if Cole has to miss significant time. The left-hander allowed six runs over 5 1/3 innings in a spot start earlier this season. He holds a 4.02 ERA with 47 strikeouts across 56 frames for Indianapolis this year.
Jun 8 - 10:15 AM

The Pirates will recall Jeff Locke to start against the Brewers on Sunday.

With Gerrit Cole dealing with shoulder fatigue, Locke will get a look. The southpaw was hit hard in a spot start on May 6, allowing six runs in 5 1/3 innings.
Jun 7 - 7:59 PM

Pirates optioned LHP Jeff Locke to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Locke was hit hard in a spot-start Monday against the Giants, allowing six runs in 5 1/3 innings. He should be back in the big leagues again before long.
May 6 - 2:42 PM

Jeff Locke is expected to be optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday.

Locke gave up six runs in 5 1/3 innings Monday in a spot-start against the Giants. The Pirates are expected to add a reliever to take his spot on the roster.
May 6 - 1:13 PM

Jeff Locke, called up before the game, gave up six runs in 5 1/3 innings Monday against the Giants.

Locke might head right back to Triple-A after this one. He could have some NL-only value later on, but it's not meant to be right now.
May 6 - 1:04 AM

Pirates recalled LHP Jeff Locke from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Locke will make his first major league start of 2014 on Monday night against the Giants. He does not have good numbers this year at Triple-A and is only getting the nod because Wandy Rodriguez (knee) needs more rehab. The 2013 National League All-Star is a poor fantasy bet.
May 5 - 3:02 PM

Jeff Locke will be recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis to start against the Giants on Monday.

Wandy Rodriguez (knee) needs more rehab time, providing an opportunity for Locke. The 2013 All-Star has put up a 5.04 ERA at Indy but boasts a 27/6 K/BB ratio across 25 innings. He could get multiple starts depending on how Rodriguez comes along.
May 4 - 10:56 AM

The Pirates could recall Jeff Locke from Triple-A Indianapolis to start on Tuesday against the Giants.

Wandy Rodriguez (knee) really struggled in his rehab start Thursday, so the Bucs could elect to give him another outing in the minors. Locke is starting for Indy on Thursday and entered the game with quality starts in each of his last two appearances.
May 1 - 8:17 PM

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3B1Pedro Alvarez
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CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
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S1Francisco Liriano
2Gerrit Cole
3Charlie Morton
4Edinson Volquez
5Jeff Locke
6Vance Worley
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R1Mark Melancon
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3Tony Watson
4Justin Wilson
5Jared Hughes
6Stolmy Pimentel
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