Jeff Locke News Archive
Locke will remain in the Pirates' rotation for the time being, Tom Singer of MLB.com reports.
Locke, who gave up six earned runs over four innings to the Padres on Sunday, may be in danger of losing his spot in the rotation, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. "I'm always a guy who sleeps on everything," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said after Sunday's game. "We round up as a staff after every series and discuss things. First, you need to look at the delivery and the outing and then take it from there. We're going to look at Jeff Locke first and what we can do to help him out."
Locke tossed 5.2 scoreless innings against the Marlins on Tuesday to earn his third win of the season. He gave up four hits and four walks while striking out six.
Tuesday starter Jeff Locke will be looking to post back-to-back quality starts for the first time since his first two games of the season.
Locke gave up three runs on seven hits over six innings Wednesday in an eventual 13-inning loss to the Twins. He struck out six and walked two.
Locke surrendered five earned runs in 3.2 innings Friday, allowing six hits and three walks while striking out four batters.
Locke pitched 6.2 innings in Sunday's victory over the Cardinals but did not factor into the decision. He allowed three earned runs, five hits, and posted a 1:2 K:BB ratio in the game.
Locke gave up four earned runs on seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts over seven innings Tuesday against the Reds.