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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 lost to the Braves after giving up six runs in four innings on Wednesday.
Awfully poor timing for Locke to have his worst start of the year. The Pirates will probably now lead towards Vance Worley as their fourth starter if they advance to the NLDS. Locke finishes the regular season 7-6 with a 3.91 ERA. He was solid enough on the whole, but it probably won't be good enough to guarantee him a spot in the Pirates' rotation for 2015. He'll have to compete for a job again. Sep 24 - 10:36 PM

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Jeff Locke allowed two runs over seven innings in a no-decision against the Brewers on Friday.

Locke held the Brewers to just five hits and no walks, with his only mistakes coming on an RBI single from Jonathan Lucroy in the first inning and a solo blast by Rickie Weeks in the fifth. Still, he was on the hook for the loss before Russell Martin's heroics in the eighth inning. With a 3.60 ERA and 86/35 K/BB ratio in 127 1/3 innings over 20 starts, Locke has been a stabilizing force in Pittsburgh's rotation. He'll get the Braves in Atlanta next week.
Sep 19 - 10:45 PM

Jeff Locke yielded three earned runs in 5 1/3 innings Saturday as the Pirates fell to the Cubs.

Locke gave up a two-run homer to Javier Baez as part of a three-run third inning for the visiting Cubs and the Bucs were unable to complete the comeback despite a late rally. Locke is 7-5 with a 3.66 ERA. He is scheduled to face the Brewers at home next.
Sep 13 - 10:59 PM

Jeff Locke held the Phillies to one run and three hits over seven innings and struck out nine to win Monday.

Locke matched his career high for strikeouts established in July 2013 against the Marlins. He's now 4-0 with a 1.35 ERA in four career starts against the Phillies. Unfortunately, he's done facing them for this year, but he does have another tasty start against the Cubs coming up next.
Sep 8 - 10:58 PM

Jeff Locke was plagued by wildness Tuesday, walking five while allowing five runs -- four earned -- over three innings in a loss to the Cardinals.

Locke had gotten away with the walks in his previous starts -- he'd walked 14 in his previous 24 innings, spanning four starts, but was 3-0 with a 2.63 ERA to show for it -- but he couldn't pull the same escape act Tuesday. The left-hander gave up just four singles, but Adam Wainwright's well-timed two-run single chased Locke with no outs in the fourth. It was the shortest start of the season for the 26-year-old. He'll look to have a better outing Monday at the Phillies.
Sep 2 - 11:46 PM

Pirates recalled LHP Jeff Locke from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Locke will return to the Pirates' starting rotation Tuesday night in St. Louis. He never really left.
Sep 2 - 4:26 PM

Pirates optioned LHP Jeff Locke to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Nothing to read too much into, as Locke will surely rejoin the Pirates rotation once rosters expand in September. This was done merely as a procedural move to allow for an extra bench player for the next couple of days.
Aug 30 - 1:37 PM

Jeff Locke spun 7 1/3 frames of one-run ball in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Cardinals.

Locke recorded just three strikeouts, but he was touched up for just one run in the form of a Matt Holliday solo blast in the third inning. The left-hander put up a 2.90 ERA over five August outings to lower his ERA on the year to 3.51. He'll try to keep it going next week in a rematch versus the Cards on the road.
Aug 27 - 3:58 PM

Jeff Locke issued six walks but held the Brewers largely under wraps, giving up two runs over six innings in a win on Friday.

Walks were Locke's biggest problem last season, and he's now walked 12 batters in his last three starts. Despite the control issues, Locke was good enough to win his third straight decision, keeping the Brewers to just two hits. The southpaw owns a 5-3 record and 3.69 ERA through 15 starts. He'll next square off with the Cardinals on Wednesday.
Aug 22 - 11:37 PM

Jeff Locke did not allow a run over five and two-thirds innings of work in Pittsburgh's 4-3 loss to the Nationals on Saturday.

Locke struck out six, walked two and allowed just four hits. While you'd like to see at least six or seven innings consistently, this was one of Locke's better starts of the season. On the year, Locke boasts a 3.98 ERA, a 1.23 WHIP and a 57/17 K/BB ratio over 86 innings pitched. He'll face the Brewers next time out.
Aug 17 - 12:04 AM

Jeff Locke held the Marlins to three runs over seven innings, earning his third win of the season as the Pirates held on to a 7-3 victory.

The Marlins weren't able to do a whole lot against the lefty on Wednesday. Christian Yelich did the most damage, belting a two-run home run in the second inning, but Locke was stingy the rest of the way. Overall, he allowed six hits without issuing a walk, while striking out seven. Locke now has a 3.78 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP, and a 56/13 K/BB ratio. He'll match up against the Tigers at home on Monday.
Aug 6 - 10:20 PM

Jeff Locke was ripped for six runs -- four earned -- over 5 1/3 innings in the Pirates' 7-4 setback against the Diamondbacks on Thursday.

Locke gave up nine hits, and it wasn't all soft stuff, particularly in the sixth inning, when he simply ran out of gas. In that frame, pinch-hitter Andy Marte smacked a two-run homer and Aaron Hill punched out a solo round-tripper. He was also obliterated Saturday against the Rockies, yielding six earned runs in 6 2/3 innings, but posted a 2.38 ERA in his eight starts before that. The regression doctor has had an appointment with Locke for some time. Locke (3.77 ERA) welcomes the Marlins to town on Wednesday hoping the routine checkup doesn't reveal further deterioration.
Aug 1 - 1:00 AM

Jeff Locke was lit up for six earned runs in 6 2/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Rockies.

Those results probably could have been anticipated. Locke has pitched well this season, but he was due for some serious regression and Coors Field saw that it happened on Saturday night. Locke walked three and gave up a whopping 10 hits. He still has a strong 3.54 ERA and 1.12 WHIP, but the left-hander is unlikely to provide great fantasy value down the stretch.
Jul 26 - 11:06 PM

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

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

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2Chris Stewart
3Tony Sanchez
4Elias Diaz
5Sebastian Valle
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Corey Hart
3Sean Rodriguez
2B1Neil Walker
2Gustavo Nunez
3Jake Elmore
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Pedro Florimon
3Justin Sellers
3B1Josh Harrison
2Deibinson Romero
LF1Starling Marte
CF1Andrew McCutchen
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Travis Snider
3Andrew Lambo
4Willy Garcia
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3A.J. Burnett
4Charlie Morton
5Jeff Locke
6Vance Worley
7Jeremy Bleich
8Nick Kingham
9Jameson Taillon
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Antonio Bastardo
4John Holdzkom
5Jared Hughes
6Brandon Cumpton
7Stolmy Pimentel
8Casey Sadler
9Bobby LaFromboise
10Rob Scahill
11Radhames Liz
12Deolis Guerra
13Blake Wood
14Brad Lincoln