Mike Leake
SP STL
4 days ago

Leake (9-9) held the Phillies scoreless for seven innings in Sunday's 9-0 win, allowing seven hits and a walk while striking out eight.

EDGE Analysis

He even chipped in a two-run single, giving himself all the run support he would need on the day. Leake has been feast or famine lately, posting five quality starts in nine July and August outings with a 2.25 ERA and 33:6 K:BB in 32 innings but a 9.82 ERA and 12:1 K:BB in 22 innings over the other four disasters. He'll next take the mound at home Saturday against the A's.

Mike Leake
SP STL
2 weeks ago

Leake allowed three runs, struck out four and walked just one across six innings Sunday versus the Cubs. He did not factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

Leake settled down after allowing a pair of runs in the first inning, retiring 16 batters in a row at one point, although he allowed another run in the sixth inning before departing. He has now delivered a pair of quality starts after a disastrous run from late July to early August, though his ERA still sits at an inflated 4.78 for the season. Leake will have the opportunity to continue his positive momentum Sunday in Philadelphia.

Mike Leake
SP STL
2 weeks ago

Leake allowed three runs on six hits and four walks over six innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Leake rebounded from allowing at least six runs in each of his three previous starts. Still, his control was shaky Tuesday, as he managed just 51 strikes in 94 pitches and just 11 first-pitch strikes to 24 batters. His four walks marked a season high, but perhaps he was trying to be a little more careful after allowing 27 hits (including three home runs) over 16 innings in his previous three starts. Unfortunately, neither approach seems particularly likely to bear fruit for fantasy owners.

Mike Leake
SP STL
3 weeks ago

Leake (8-9) was crushed for seven runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out two in Thursday's loss to the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Things continue to spiral downward for the 28-year-old who has now allowed six-plus runs in three straight starts. Thursday's disappointment marked the first time all season that Leake failed the last at least six innings in consecutive outings. The right-hander's 36-inning streak without issuing a walk ended when Adam Duvall drew a free pass in the sixth which set up a four-run frame for the Reds. The damage done by Leake's former team raised his ERA to 4.80, its worst mark since May 10. The good news is that he won't have to wait long to get a chance at revenge. Leake's next start rolls around Tuesday against the Reds, but this time he'll be toeing the mound at home.

Mike Leake
SP STL
4 weeks ago

Leake (8-8) evened his record in Friday's 11-6 victory over the Marlins despite giving up six earned runs on seven hits over five innings. He struck out three.

EDGE Analysis

It certainly wasn't the prettiest of performances for the veteran righty, despite the fact that he was handed a lead as large as 9-1 at one point. Leake promptly allowed that advantage to evaporate in the fifth, giving up RBI doubles to Miguel Rojas and Kelly Johnson before Martin Prado took him deep for a three-run homer. The blast led to Leake's exit after 87 pitches, and marked his second consecutive rough outing after an 11-strikeout gem against the Padres on July 18. The 28-year-old has now given upn 13 runs (12 earned) on 19 hits over his last two starts and will try to bounce back when he takes on the Reds next Thursday.

Mike Leake
SP STL
1 month ago

Leake (7-8) allowed seven runs, six of which were earned, on 12 hits while striking out four over six innings to take the loss Saturday against the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

Leake was doomed by a four-run third inning along with a three-run sixth inning, leading to his eighth loss of the year. He's now allowed at least five runs in three of his last six starts, and his ERA is at 4.24 on the season. He'll make his next start Friday at the Marlins.

Mike Leake
SP STL
1 month ago

Leake (7-7) allowed just one run on six hits and struck out 11 over six innings in a win Monday over the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

After striking out no more than six batters in a start all season, Leake now has double-digit strikeouts in consecutive starts, with 11 marking a new season high. Leake is still throwing a fastball that hovers around 90 MPH and doesn't have a premier breaking pitch, so he should return to his old control-heavy, pitch-to-contact self soon -- in seven MLB seasons, he has yet to post a K/9 of 7.0 or better.

Mike Leake
SP STL
2 months ago

Leake struck out 10 without walking a batter as he allowed just one run across seven innings Sunday versus the Brewers. He earned his sixth win of the season.

EDGE Analysis

Leake hadn't struck out more than six batters in any start this season, but Sunday's elevated total was boosted by a whopping 18 swinging strikes. He has alternated quality starts with poor outings over his last five, and will look to improve upon his 4.14 ERA after the All-Star break.

Mike Leake
SP STL
2 months ago

Leake (5-7) allowed five runs on nine hits with three strikeouts over six innings in a loss Tuesday to the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Leake hasn't had a start in which he has held an opponent to fewer than three runs since May 31 against Milwaukee. The Cardinals mostly signed Leake to eat innings, and he has done that -- he has lasted at least six innings in all but four of his starts. But fantasy owners don't get much out of Leake's empty innings -- he now has a 4.33 ERA and just 66 strikeouts in 104 innings this season.

Mike Leake
SP STL
2 months ago

Leake (5-6) allowed three runs, two of which were earned, on five hits and one walk while striking out four over seven innings to take the loss Thursday against the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Leak allowed single runs in the first in second innings, and the Cardinals were never able to overcome the early deficit. Despite giving up 38 hits in 29.2 innings of work this month, he's only walked three hitters during that span, and he has a 1.21 WHIP to go with his 4.13 ERA on the year. He'll make his next start Tuesday against the Pirates.