Mike Leake SP CIN 2 hours ago

Leake was shelled for five runs on seven hits, while walking five without recording a strikeout over four innings of a 7-3 loss to Cleveland on Friday night.

That was ugly, and worse yet, that makes back-to-back shellackings. On May 11, Leake was coming off three dazzling performances and had a 2.36 ERA with a 0.87 WHIP. Now, two starts and 14 runs in nine innings later, his ERA has ballooned to 4.14, and he can't be recommended to fantasy owners until he shows an upturn in his performance.

Mike Leake SP CIN 6 days ago

Leake got pounded to the tune of nine earned runs in five innings pitched in the 11-2 loss to the Giants on Saturday.

Leake was dominant his prior three starts, allowing only one run, but Saturday was a different story. Leake allowed 11 hits, including three home runs to the Giants. He'll look to pitch better in his next start when he takes on Cleveland on Friday.

Mike Leake SP CIN 2 weeks ago

Leake had another dominant outing Monday against the Braves, allowing just one run in six innings but only striking out one batter.

Leake has allowed just one earned run in his past three starts and has a 2.36 ERA on the season. While his strikeout numbers haven't been great this season, he induces a ton of ground balls and has a WHIP of just 0.87. His next start is scheduled to be Sunday against the Giants.

Mike Leake SP CIN 2 weeks ago

Leake (2-1) dominated the Pirates over eight shutout innings Wednesday, giving up six hits and no walks, though he struck out just two.

A terrific outing for Leake, and although his strikeout rate continues to lag, he's delivered strong results so far this year, with an ERA that now sits at 2.47. However, his FIP is 4.05, as a lot of Leake's success can be attributed to the .185 BABIP against him. Leake's always outpitched his peripherals by a little, but it's not likely that this early success represents a big leap forward.

Mike Leake SP CIN 3 weeks ago

Leake pitched eight shutout innings and gave up only two hits and two walks to go with three strikeouts in Thursday's win over the Braves.

Leake allowed just four baserunners, retiring the last 12 batters he faced. The right-hander gave up a single in the first and another in the second, and walked Freddie Freeman in the first and Chris Johnson in the fourth. Leake also helped his cause by hitting his fifth career home run in the seventh. It was Leake's first win this season, and he'll look to keep the momentum going in his next scheduled start Wednesday at Pittsburgh.

Mike Leake SP CIN 3 weeks ago

Leake pitched eight shutout innings and gave up only two hits and two walks to go with three strikeouts in Thursday's win over the Braves.

Leake allowed just four baserunners, retiring the last 12 batters he faced. The right-hander gave up singles to Nick Markakis in the first and Jace Peterson in the second, and walked Freddie Freeman in the first and Chris Johnson in the fourth. Leake also helped his cause by hitting his fifth career home run in the seventh. It was Leake's first win this season, and he'll look to keep the momentum going in his next scheduled start Wednesday at Pittsburgh.

Mike Leake SP CIN 3 weeks ago

Leake's next start has been pushed back to Thursday against Atlanta, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

The Reds will keep Michael Lorenzen, who is coming up to replace Homer Bailey (elbow) in the rotation, on regular rest and give Leake an extra day. Leake has tossed back-to-back quality starts and has held opponents to a .202 batting average in 27.2 innings so far this season, but he's still looking for his first win.

Mike Leake SP CIN 1 month ago

Leake allowed three runs over seven innings against the Cubs on Friday, giving up four hits and a walk while striking out nine. He did not get a decision in the game, which eventually went 10 innings.

Leake once again was hurt by the long ball, with all three runs coming on two homers by Anthony Rizzo and Chris Coghlan.

Mike Leake SP CIN 1 month ago

Leake allowed just two runs on four hits and no walks Sunday night against the Cardinals, striking out three. It wasn't good enough, as that second run in the eighth inning was the margin of victory.

Leake needed just 86 pitches to get through those eight innings, throwing 66 of them for strikes. The first of the two runs came on a leadoff homer from Matt Carpenter, his third allowed for the season. His next start comes at home on Friday against the Cubs.

Mike Leake SP CIN 1 month ago

Leake took a no-decision on Monday, allowing four runs in seven innings as the Reds fell to the Cubs in 10 innings.

Leake allowed a pair of home runs, but more importantly was able to curtail his control issues that produced six walks in his first start. Leake will look for his first win when he toes the rubber against the Cardinals this weekend.