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Jeff Locke | Starting Pitcher

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/20/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 185
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Jeff Locke yielded four runs over five innings Friday in a no-decision against the Nationals.
He struck out five. All four runs scored in a 43-pitch fourth inning in which he gave up three hits and walked three. Locke was in line for the win after the Pirates took the lead in the bottom of the fifth inning, but the Nationals quickly tied things in the sixth. The southpaw will bring a 4.15 ERA into a start against the Reds on the road next week. Jul 24 - 10:53 PM

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Jeff Locke surrendered four runs -- one earned -- in five innings Thursday in a loss to the Cardinals.

This wasn't one of his better outings, but Locke's ERA continued to tumble anyway; it's dropped from 5.37 on June 6 to 4.03 now. All four runs he allowed tonight came in the fifth after shortstop Jordy Mercer committed an error on a grounder. Locke didn't help matters by hitting a batter and walking another during the frame.
Jul 9 - 10:42 PM

Jeff Locke allowed one run over five innings in Sunday's loss to the Braves.

The final tally looked alright, but Locke was terribly inefficient, using 95 pitches to get through five innings. He allowed five hits while walking three in the outing. The lefty now owns a 4.55 ERA and 1.52 WHIP through 15 starts. He'll next take the mound Saturday against the Indians.
Jun 28 - 4:25 PM

Jeff Locke lasted just four innings Tuesday, allowing four runs -- two earned -- on nine hits in a no-decision against the Reds.

It could have been worse for Locke, as he was fortunate all nine of his hits allowed were singles. Locke also walked two without striking out a batter. The southpaw has been up and down this year, owning a 4.73 ERA and 1.51 WHIP after Tuesday's start. Locke will try to get back on the horse Sunday against the Braves.
Jun 23 - 10:50 PM

Jeff Locke limited the White Sox to two runs over six innings, earning his fourth win on Wednesday.

Locke was working on a shutout, but the White Sox used two walks, a double, and a single to push across two runs in the sixth inning. They were two of only three hits and the only two walks the lefty yielded on the evening while he struck out eight, a season-high. Locke will bring a 4.74 ERA, a 1.45 WHIP, and a 59/28 K/BB ratio over 74 innings into a home start next week versus the Reds.
Jun 17 - 10:51 PM

Jeff Locke tossed six scoreless innings in a no-decision against the Phillies on Friday.

Locke scattered six hits -- all singles -- to go along with one walk and two strikeouts. He also hit a batter. While the southpaw was excellent, he just didn't get any help from his offense on this night. Still, after back-to-back rough outings, he'll take it. Locke owns a 4.90 ERA through 12 starts this season and lines up for an assignment against the White Sox next week on the road.
Jun 13 - 1:04 AM

Jeff Locke came away with a no-decision in Saturday's loss to the Braves, surrendering four runs on seven hits over 6 1/3 innings.

The Braves scored solitary runs in the second, third, fourth and seventh innings against Locke, who was in line for a loss until the Pirates scored a pair of runs in the eighth inning to take him off the hook. He struck out four and walked two in the contest. After posting sub-4.00 ERA's in each of the last two seasons, Locke has some work to do if he wants to make it three straight years. He's the current owner of a 5.37 ERA and 1.53 WHIP. He'll face the Phillies in his next start as he works to lower his number.
Jun 6 - 10:11 PM

Jeff Locke was clobbered in a losing effort against the Padres on Sunday, allowing six runs on eight hits over his four innings.

Locke also issued three walks in the ineffective outing while striking out three. Vance Worley came in afterwards and tossed four shutout innings, and could be an option to replace Locke in the rotation should his struggles continue. He'll look to improve upon his gruesome 5.34 ERA and 1.54 WHIP when he does battle against the Braves in Atlanta on Saturday.
May 31 - 11:59 PM

Jeff Locke held the Marlins scoreless over 5 2/3 innings, earning the win as the Pirates won 5-1 on Tuesday.

Locke walked four while allowing four hits, but was able to dance out of danger with six strikeouts. The lefty hadn't had good results but the Marlins have been wont to help out opposing pitchers as of late. Locke has a 4.70 ERA, a 1.45 WHIP, and a 42/20 K/BB ratio in 51 2/3 innings. He'll make his next start in San Diego against the Padres.
May 26 - 10:20 PM

Jeff Locke notched a quality start, yielding three runs in six innings, but took a no-decision as the Pirates lost in 13 innings to the Twins on Wednesday.

All three runs scored when Torii Hunter drove in three runs with a double in the first inning. Locke, overall, gave up seven hits and a pair of walks while striking out six. All things considered, it could have been worse. Locke has a 5.28 ERA with a 1.46 WHIP and a 36/16 K/BB ratio over 46 innings. He hasn't won since April 18, but he'll look to change that in his next start at home against the Marlins.
May 20 - 11:14 PM

Jeff Locke pitched poorly against the Cubs on Friday, allowing five runs in just 3 2/3 innings.

Four of the five runs came on home runs, with Kris Bryant hitting a three-run bomb in the third inning and Anthony Rizzo smacking a solo shot in the fourth inning. Locke struck out four and walked three while allowing six hits in his short time on the mound. This season, he holds a 5.40 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP. He'll take these iffy numbers into a home start against the Mets next time he takes the mound.
May 15 - 7:24 PM

Jeff Locke held the Cardinals to three earned runs over 6 2/3 innings Sunday in a Pirates victory.

Locke was left with a no-decision because the Bucs didn't grab the lead for good until the bottom of the seventh. The left-hander tallied just one strikeout, but he worked efficiently all afternoon against a Cardinals lineup that has proven capable of big outbursts. Locke will carry a 2-2 record, 4.71 ERA, and 1.35 WHIP into his next start on the road against the Cubs.
May 10 - 4:23 PM

Jeff Locke got the loss on Tuesday, allowing the Reds to score four times in seven innings.

Locke gave up a pair of home runs in the process: a solo shot to Todd Frazier in the second inning, and a two-run blast to Marlon Byrd in the third. Overall, he yielded seven hits and two walks while striking out five. After posting strong results in his first two starts, Locke has been mediocre in his last three and now has a 4.85 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, and a 25/9 K/BB ratio over 29 2/3 innings. He'll find an even tougher match-up in his next scheduled start as he takes on the Cardinals at home on Sunday.
May 5 - 10:22 PM

Jeff Locke allowed six runs -- five earned -- on eight hits over 3 2/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs.

The Cubs jumped on Locke early, scoring runs in the second, third and fourth innings before chasing the lefty. He walked three, an issue he's battled throughout his career, and struck out five in the outing. Locke will carry a 4.76 ERA into Tuesday's start against the Reds.
Apr 28 - 11:44 PM

Jeff Locke yielded four runs over five innings in a no-decision in Thursday's victory against the Cubs.

Locke allowed a bunch of base runners, as the Cubs tallied seven hits and three walks. However, the lefty was able to use seven strikeouts to his advantage to limit the damage. The Cubs lucked into two runs in the second inning when Andrew Lambo misplayed a ball in left-center, leading to a two-run Jonathan Herrera triple, which -- aside from the hard contact -- wasn't really Locke's fault. Locke heads into next week's Wrigley Field start versus the Cubs with a 3.32 ERA, a 0.86 WHIP, and a 15/4 K/BB ratio in 19 innings.
Apr 23 - 3:56 PM

Depth Charts

C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Corey Hart
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Jung Ho Kang
3Pedro Florimon
3B1Aramis Ramirez
2Sean Rodriguez
LF1Starling Marte
2Travis Ishikawa
3Jaff Decker
CF1Andrew McCutchen
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Andrew Lambo
Starting Pitcher
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3A.J. Burnett
4Charlie Morton
5Jeff Locke
6Vance Worley
Relief Pitcher
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jared Hughes
5Arquimedes Caminero
6Rob Scahill
7Deolis Guerra
8Brandon Cumpton