Jeff Locke

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2nd Half Outlook

If the first two games are any indication, Andrew McCutchen is going to carry the Pirates on offense.  The question is – will it be enough?  Francisco Liriano was not on top of his game on Friday and neither was AJ Burnett on Saturday.  The fielding was less than what we’ve seen too. Admit it … Continue reading

Trade Deadline: another starter?

Do the Pirates need to add a starter at the deadline? Their starting pitching depth is the reason they are in 1st place and own the best record in baseball.  But, now that it is possible both James McDonald and Wandy Rodriguez could be done for the season, that depth is depleted. Yes, they still … Continue reading

Bucs are for real.

There will be no collapse this year. This Pirates team is very good.  They are brimming with confidence.  It is palpable.  I sincerely believe they might be the best team in baseball right now.  Seriously.  As fans who’ve had to endure 20 years of yuck, and two straight seasons of hopes crashing and burning, we … Continue reading

Frustration

Two hits. Again. Quick thoughts: The pitching has been very encouraging, both starters and relievers.  How much of this can be attributed to Russell Martin? Martin has been solid defensively behind the plate. Inexcusable for Martin to get picked off first. I can’t wait for Starling Marte to explode.  He just looks like a stud … Continue reading

Could J-Mac Be Overused?

James McDonald is becoming an ace.  Can he keep this up? I certainly believe he can.  He has a good fastball, nice curveball, and great accuracy.  I’ve a small concern he could hit the wall at the end of the season, especially if the Bucs can find their way into the post-season.  He’s never come … Continue reading

Bucs Within Two

The Pirates showed their backbone in withstanding a 9th inning HR from the Reds’ Ryan Ludwick off of Joel Hanrahan tying the game when they put back-to-back doubles on the board off of Reds’ closer Aroldis Chapman to retake the lead.   From Clint Barmes and Michael McKenry no less.  The Bucs are now two … Continue reading

Past Innocents

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