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Un-Locke my heart: Phillies at Pirates Game Thread, July 3, 2013

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I am willing to sacrifice my (albeit unlikely) success in fantasy baseball so the Phillies can win. I am THAT selfless.

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This could be it. This start could be the start the breaks Jeff Locke. Remember him? I do, and not just because he's on both of my fantasy teams. (Surprise! I'm not doing very well in either league! I know you're shocked!) Locke's start against the Phillies at the end of April was when things clicked into place for him, and he hasn't looked back. But the thing is, Jeff Locke has never been this good before. He could have finally figured things out at the major league level. Or, he could be a time bomb of suck just waiting to go off. I'm going to hope it's the latter, and that tonight is when the fuse runs out.

John Lannan will face off against Jeff Locke. Lannan is coming off of a really fantastic start. He allowed one run over seven innings against the Dodgers. Of course, he could have allowed many, many more, as his teammates gave him 16 runs of support. Of course Lannan had his best outing of the season when he didn't need to. That is the 2013 Phillies in a nutshell.

Discuss the game in the comments below.


Current Series

Phillies lead the series 1-0

Tue 07/02 WP: Jonathan Pettibone (4 - 3)
SV: Jonathan Papelbon
LP: Brandon Cumpton (0 - 1)
3 - 1 win

Philadelphia Phillies
@ Pittsburgh Pirates

Wednesday, Jul 3, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT
PNC Park at North Shore

John Lannan vs Jeff Locke

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing in from right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.

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John Lannan

#27 / Pitcher / Philadelphia Phillies

6-4

215

L

L

Sep 27, 1984


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2013 - John Lannan 1-2 6 6 0 0 0 0 31.2 35 19 17 1 7 16 4.83 1.33




Jeff Locke

#49 / Pitcher / Pittsburgh Pirates

6-1

215

L

L

Nov 20, 1987


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2013 - Jeff Locke 7-1 16 16 0 0 0 0 96.1 66 23 22 6 41 67 2.06 1.11