Mike Leake SP CIN 2 Months

Mike Leake allowed five earned runs in five innings as the Reds fell to the Giants on Thursday.

Leake yielded eight hits -- tying a season-high -- in the rough outing against NL West-leading San Francisco. He still has a cool 3.29 ERA and 1.11 WHIP on the year, and will look to bounce back next week against the Dodgers. The right-hander struck out six Giants batters and walked just one in Thursday's loss.

Mike Leake SP CIN 2 Months

Mike Leake pitched well in a losing effort against the Cardinals on Sunday, surrendering two runs on seven hits over his six innings of work.

Leake punched out eight on the evening while walking two. He was certainly good enough to win, but Adam Wainwright was simply too much on the other side of the diamond. Now 2-4 on the season, Leake will carry a strong 2.92 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 46/14 K/BB ratio into Friday's start against the Diamondbacks in Arizona.

Mike Leake SP CIN 2 Months

Mike Leake pitched 6 2/3 innings and allowed one run in a no-decision versus the Nationals on Monday.

Leake allowed his first run on his 110th and final pitch of the night. He left with a one-run lead, only to lose the win when Aroldis Chapman gave it up in the ninth. As a result, he's still winless since April 15, even though he's gone at least 6 2/3 innings in six straight starts and allowed a total of six runs in his last four.

Mike Leake SP CIN 3 Months

Mike Leake was left with a no-decision despite holding the Padres to one run over eight innings in the Reds' Tuesday loss.

Leake turned in his third consecutive sharp outing, holding the Padres to two hits and a walk while striking out five. He was matched by Padres starter Andrew Cashner, rendering him unable to even out his 2-3 record. Leake now has a 3.09 ERA with a 0.99 WHIP and he'll look to lower both in his next start against the Phillies on the road.

Mike Leake SP CIN 3 Months

Mike Leake yielded two runs in seven innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Red Sox.

Leake left with a one-run lead, but it didn't last. Run support has been a major issue for him lately, as the Reds have scored three times in his last three starts. He's 2-3 despite a fine 3.40 ERA and 1.09 WHIP.

Mike Leake SP CIN 3 Months

Mike Leake gave up two runs over eight innings in a loss to the Brewers on Friday.

The only offense of the game for the Brewer was a two-run double by opposing pitcher Wily Peralta in the fifth inning. Still, it was enough to put him in position for the loss. He struck out five and walked a pair and now holds a 3.53 ERA and 1.04 WHIP through six starts this year. He'll get the Rockies at home next week.

Mike Leake SP CIN 3 Months

Mike Leake surrendered four earned runs in seven innings Saturday in a loss to the Braves.

Leake didn't walk a batter, but the Atlanta offense pounded him for eight hits -- including three home runs. Leake will carry a 2-2 record, 3.82 ERA, and 1.02 WHIP into his next scheduled start at home against the Brewers.

Mike Leake SP CIN 3 Months

Mike Leake earned his second win of the season, allowing three runs over 6 2/3 innings as the Reds defeated the Pirates 7-5 on Tuesday.

Leake helped his own cause with the bat, hitting a two-run home run -- the third of his career -- off of Gerrit Cole in the sixth inning to pad the Reds' lead to 5-2. On the pitching side of things, Leake allowed five hits, walked one, and struck out eight, lowering his ERA to 2.95. He'll get the Pirates again on Monday.

Mike Leake SP CIN 4 Months

Mike Leake hurled eight scoreless innings Wednesday in the Reds' victory over the Cardinals.

Leake dominated the St. Louis offense to prevent a three-game series sweep, yielding just four hits and a walk while striking out three. The outstanding performance gave him his first win of the season, and he now boasts a 2.45 ERA and 0.89 WHIP over his first two starts. Leake will try to keep it rolling next week against the Pirates.

Mike Leake SP CIN 4 Months

Mike Leake was hammered in Sunday's loss to the Brewers, giving up eight runs (seven earned) on nine hits in his four innings of work.

Leake struck out two and didn't walk a batter in the contest. The 26-year-old watched his ERA rise from 3.00 to 6.92 in the process. His spot in the Reds rotation isn't in any danger, and he'll have one more Cactus League tuneup to right the ship before the regular season begins.