Sometimes, during the course of a 6 month long schedule, games like this happen. Jeff Locke and the Pittsburgh Pirates fell behind early tonight, squandered some opportunities offensively, and suffered a 7-1 blowout loss to the San Diego Padres in the series finale at Petco Park.
Locke took a big step backwards tonight on the mound. After decent starts in his last two outings, the Pirates’ left hander struggled from the very beginning tonight. Control was an issue tonight, as was costly (and timely) hits from the Padres, as Locke threw 90 pitches in only four innings of work, giving up seven runs (six earned) on eight hits with three walks. His ERA now sits at 5.34 for the season. Vance Worley pitched four scoreless innings of relief in the losing effort.
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