Jeff Locke has allowed just 4 earned runs in his last 4 starts
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Jeff Locke (3-2) struck out six and walked four in 5 2/3 shutout innings, earning his first victory in over a month as the Pirates cruised past the Marlins 5-1 on Tuesday night. Locke throwing 5 2/3 shutout innings, allowed 4 hits and 0 runs.
|2015 Stats: 3-2, 4.70 ERA, 42 SO, 20 BB 1.42 WHIP|
Charlie Morton (1-0, 2.57) making his first start of the season, limited the Miami Marlins to two runs in the Pirates 4-2 win on Monday night. Morton went 7 innings, allowing 8 hits, 2 runs, while striking out 3 and walking none. Both Marlin runs came at the hands of star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton who singled in a run off Morton in the first and homered off Morton in the third.
A big plus for Morton on the night was that his ¬†sinker was in top form, getting 16 ground ball outs and retired 15 batters on three pitches or fewer. ¬†"Charlie stepped in, stepped up and competed," manager Clint Hurdle said afterwards. "The numbers tell you how his mechanics worked." Morton threw 63 strikes on 87 pitches.
The Pirates winners of four straight, have climbed back to .500 at 22-22. They improved to 13-9 at home.
|2015 Stats: 1-0, 2.57 ERA, 3 SO, 1.14 WHIP|
12:04am - Tue, May 26th, 2015 by Inside Pittsburgh Sports
Francisco Cervelli went 2-2 with a home run, 3 RBI, run scored and walk in the Pirates 4-2 win over the Marlins on Monday night.
Cerveilli hit his first home run as a Pirate with a three-run blast off of David Phelps in the second inning to give the Pirates a 3-1 lead.
Cervelli is 15-for-31 over his last 10 games and has a batting line of .316/.381/.404.
|2015 Stats: .316 - 1 HR - 13 RBI|
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7:54pm - Sat, May 23rd, 2015 by Inside Pittsburgh Sports
Josh Harrison extending his hitting streak to 10 games, set the tone for the Pirates in the first inning in getting to Mets ace Matt Harvey.
Harrison led off the game with a leadoff single to left and then stole second. Andrew McCutchen would drive in Harrison with a 2-run homer as the Pirates got to Harvey immediately in the first inning and Harvey never recovered.
Harrison in the win went 2-4 with 2 RBIs and 1 run scored. Harrison's RBI double to right in the fourth inning, pushed the Pirates lead to 7-1. Harrison is 21-43 (.488) over his last 10 games.
|2015 Stats:¬†.261/.294/.412 - 4 HR - 13 RBI|
7:44pm - Sat, May 23rd, 2015 by Inside Pittsburgh Sports
A.J. Burnett (4-1, 1.37 ERA)¬†shutdown the New York Mets, striking out 10 and allowing 1 run in the Pirates 8-2 win on Saturday afternoon. Burnett pitched seven strong innings, allowing 5 hits, 1 run, while striking out 10 and walking none. Burnett winning his fourth straight game, threw 96 pitches, 60 for strikes.
Burnett began the day with the second-best ERA in baseball at 1.38 and his ERA now sits at 1.37 as Burnett set a team-record with a ninth straight start in allowing 2 runs or less.
|2015 Stats:¬†4-1, 1.37 ERA, 53 SO, 18 BB, 1.10 WHIP|
10:08pm - Fri, May 22nd, 2015 by Inside Pittsburgh Sports
Chris Stewart (.267 - 0 HR - 6 RBI) continues to play very well this season in a backup role and gives the Pirates a stronger defensive option than Francisco Cervelli. That was on all display tonight. Stewart went 2-3 with an RBI double in the Pirates 4-1 win over the Mets and kept the Mets runners on the base paths in check, throwing out Eric Campbell on a steal opportunity to 2nd base in the first inning and Stewart also threw out Daniel Murphy trying to steal in the second inning. A weakness for Gerrit Cole is trying to hold runners and the Mets failed to capitalize with Stewart behind the plate.
10:00pm - Fri, May 22nd, 2015 by Inside Pittsburgh Sports
Gerrit Cole (6-2, 2.05 ERA) went 8 1/3 innings vs the New York Mets and was dominant in picking up his sixth win of the season, leading the Pirates to a 4-1 victory over the Mets. Cole struck out 10 and walked 1 in allowing 6 hits and 1 run (0 Earned) as he breezed through the Mets lineup for most of the night. Cole threw 111 pitches, 74 for strikes. Cole's 10 strikeouts were a season high.
Cole is 6-2 on the season with a 2.05 ERA and has a 63/14 K/BB ratio.
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