Jul 27 6:04a
Locke labored through 6.2 innings Saturday night versus the Rockies, allowing six earned runs, 10 hits and three walks while picking up a half-dozen strikeouts in a losing effort.
Locke had been enjoying a nice run on the mound over the past several weeks, but the hitter-friendly environment of Coors Field often gets the best of even the game's top pitchers. The 26-year-old southpaw put together an impressive 2.38 ERA and 0.99 WHIP across his previous 56.2 innings before heading out to Colorado, so there is no need for fantasy owners to make a knee-jerk reaction to this poor performance. Locke will look to rebound Friday against the Diamondbacks.