PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) — Pirates color commentator and former pitcher Bob Walk joined The Fan Morning Show today for another edition of his weekly segment, “Walk on Wednesday.”
The Pirates beat the Brewers in walk-off fashion last night, as Andrew McCutchen opened up the bottom of the 12 inning with a solo blast to give the Bucs a 4-3 victory.
Walk praised Jeff Locke for another strong performance, explaining that pitchers get a better grip on things with every outing.
“Whether it’s a good game or a bad game, they learn something every time they go out there,” Walk said. “I think that Jeff Locke really has the character to take this all in and do good work with it. I think he’s a smart kid. He knows how to pitch, he’s got an idea, he’s got a plan about how to attack the hitters, and some decent control.”
He thinks the Bucs’ clutch play is definitely having an effect on both them and their opponents.
“It’s something that’s kind of a like a mental advantage that they’re going to have over these other teams as the season goes along,” Walk said. “They don’t give up, they’re right there. It doesn’t matter [if they’re] three runs down in the eighth, nobody cares. They still think they’re going to win the ballgame, and the other team is not comfortable in that other dugout.”
“Walk on Wednesday” can be heard every Wednesday on The Fan Morning Show at 8:40 a.m.
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