Conway's Jeff Locke ‘honored’ by NL All-Star selection
“Cutch (Andrew McCutchen) was pretty much a guarantee and (closer Jason) Grilli was up there, too, but I didn’t really think I was going to get in,” he said. “I really didn’t, because a lot of it’s a popularity contest and guys who’ve been there before. It’s tough to let a new guy in, but I’m honored.”
“I don’t even know what it means but everyone says it’s a good thing,” said Locke, 25, who entered the season holding onto the fifth and final spot in the rotation and has the second-best ERA (2.12) in the NL. He is also tied with Francisco Liriano for the team lead in wins with eight.
“This is the third year in a row we’ve had multiple guys go, and it’s been a long time since that’s happened,” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. “We’re not the team that gets the one guy, the token guy.”