Mike Leake SP CIN 3 weeks ago

Leake tossed eight shutout innings, allowing three hits and one walk while striking out 10 in the Reds' 1-0 win over Miami on Friday night.

Leake (6-5, 4.08) was absolutely masterful as he hurled 102 pitches (68 for strikes), and nursed a 1-0 lead through eight innings. When he is commanding the zone, as he has lately, he can be extremely effective. He'll carry this performance into the break, and try to build on it in the second half.

Mike Leake SP CIN 1 month ago

Leake was staked to 11 runs in the first three innings Monday against the Twins but failed to get the win, as he lasted just four innings and allowed seven runs on nine hits and a walk. He struck out five.

Leake pounded the strike zone but was hammered for four extra-base hits in a six-run fourth inning. Leake's average fastball is under 91 MPH and he doesn't have much margin for error when pitching in the zone. He paid Monday, and his ERA is up to 4.38.

Mike Leake SP CIN 1 month ago

Leake (5-4) pitched very well on Wednesday, as he gave up just two runs in seven innings of work to earn the win. Leake allowed eight hits and struck out five without walking a batter.

Leake was very impressive on Wednesday, leading his team to a win at Pittsburgh against their ace Gerrit Cole. Leake tossed 105 pitches and 75 of them were strikes as he displayed great command all night. Leake has now won two straight starts and brought his ERA down to 3.91. He isn't a great option in mixed leagues, but he can be of some value when he receives solid run support.

Mike Leake SP CIN 1 month ago

Leake turned in a gem Friday night, tossing seven shutout innings in a 5-0 win over Miami. He allowed two hits, walked three, and struck out seven.

Leake (4-4, 4.01 ERA) got off to a great start, then suffered through a horrendous three-start stretch in late May. Since the calendar turned over to June, he has been back in the groove, and will hope to build on this performance going forward.

Mike Leake SP CIN 1 month ago

Leake will start Friday against the Marlins.

As expected, the Reds will simply move Leake back to Friday after Thursday's game was rained out, with Anthony DeSclafani and Michael Lorenzen to follow in the final two games of the series. Leake has posted a 3.32 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in three June outings (19 innings) after struggling to a 6.75 ERA in May.

Mike Leake SP CIN 1 month ago

Leake's start Wednesday has been postponed due to rain, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Leake will likely take the mound Friday instead, though that should be revealed at some point before the contest. He'll look to continue his recent run of decent starts, but has now had his second straight compromised due to rain (his last start lasted only five innings due to a rain delay). The likely scenario for the pitching rotation involves bumping the starters back a day.

Mike Leake SP CIN 2 months ago

Leake gave up three runs on five hits over five innings in a no-decision against the Cubs on Saturday night.

He needed just 61 pitches to get 15 outs, but a lengthy rain delay ended his night prematurely. Leake is lined up to face the Tigers at home Thursday in his next scheduled start.

Mike Leake SP CIN 2 months ago

Leake scattered 10 hits in a quality start victory Tuesday against Philadelphia, as he allowed three runs (two earned) with four strikeouts and one walk.

Leake wasn't as masterful as his previous outing against the Phillies, in which he struck out nine over eight innings, but Leake now owns a pair of quality starts over one of the National League's worst teams, a much-needed respite after serving up 14 earned runs in nine innings in his previous two outings. His ERA sits at 4.29.

Mike Leake SP CIN 2 months ago

Leake struck out a season-high-tying nine Phillies through eight innings Wednesday, allowing two runs on three hits and two walks in a no-decision.

He took a no-hitter into the seventh and a shutout into the ninth, but the Phillies came alive with a four-run rally against Leake and closer Aroldis Chapman, then eventually won in extras. Leake doesn't typically miss this many bats, as he struck out as many hitters Wednesday as he had in his prior five starts combined. Nonetheless, Leake's showing himself to at least be streamable against bad offenses. The Phillies will visit him in Cincy for a rematch Monday.

Mike Leake SP CIN 2 months ago

Leake (2-4) gave up six runs on nine hits and a pair of walks in five innings Wednesday in a loss to the Rockies.

After going on a stretch of three starts in which he gave up just one run over 22 innings, Leake has imploded to the tune of a whopping 20 runs over 14 innings in his last three outings. Of course, considering his inability to miss bats and homer-friendly ballpark, Leake was due for some regression after posting a luck-aided 2.36 ERA in his first seven starts. He does, however, get to face the Phillies his next time out.