|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||185.00||11.00||11.00||0.00||3.79||1.25||123.00||43.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Pittsburgh|| 33.2||1||0|| 3.21||0||7||21|
|vs LHB|| 89.2||0||0|| 3.91||0||21||54|
|vs RHB|| 124.2||0||0|| 3.54||0||29||110|
|Last 10 Games|
Mike Leake fans eight in final start of season
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(9/26/14) Reds pitcher Mike Leake put together a dominant outing Friday night at home against the Pirates. However, he was unable to factor into the decision, as the Pirates scored two runs in the eighth inning to defeat Cincinnati 3-1.
Leake served up a solo home run in the fifth inning for his only blemish of the night. The right-hander permitted one run on three hits and two walks while striking out eight over seven innings of work. Of his 106 pitches, 69 were strikes.
Leake ends his 2014 campaign 11-13 with a 3.70 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP and 164:50 K:BB ratio over 33 starts (214 1/3 innings).
Mike Leake knocked around Saturday
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(9/20/14) Reds pitcher Mike Leake got knocked around Saturday against the Cardinals.
Leake allowed six runs, five earned, on six hits over five innings. He struck out four and walked two during the outing. After a scoreless first, the Cardinals were able to get to Leake. With two outs in the second inning, the team mounted a mini-rally. After a double and a walk, Tony Cruz belted a three-run shot to left. A home run sunk Leake in the third inning as well. After hitting the leadoff man, Kolten Wong smacked a two-run shot. Leake would give up another run in the fifth inning, but it was due to an error. The run would be unearned.
With the loss, Leake dropped to 11-13. He’ll take on the Pirates in his next start.
Mike Leake suffering from dead arm
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(9/15/14) Reds starting pitcher Mike Leake offered an explanation for his so-so start Sunday at Milwaukee. According to MLB.com, he wasn't pitching at 100 percent.
"I had a little dead arm today," he said. "I didn't have the full ability to give full effort today. Dead arm can get you. It's one of those things that's hard to explain, but everybody understands what it is."
Leake, who has a 7.31 ERA in three September starts, has thrown 202 1/3 innings this season, eclipsing 200 for the first time.
"Certainly not his best stuff, or more importantly, his best command," Reds manager Bryan Pricesaid. "He was behind a lot, yanking a lot of pitches off the plate. That doesn't happen very often with Leaker."
Leake's next start is scheduled for Saturday at St. Louis.
Mike Leake pitches decently in losing effort
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(9/14/14) Reds pitcher Mike Leake allowed three runs over six innings and took the loss in Sunday's 9-2 defeat at Milwaukee. Leake (11-12) yielded eight hits and three walks while striking out three.
It was Leake's first loss since Aug. 13. He'll try to bounce back Sunday at St. Louis.
Mike Leake strikes out six in win vs. Cardinals Tuesday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/9/14) Reds pitcher Mike Leake earned a win Tuesday, allowing three earned runs on eight hits in six-plus innings while striking out six in his team's 9-5 victory over the Cardinals.
Leake (11-11) held the Cardinals to one run in his first six innings of work but got into trouble in the seventh, leaving the game with runners on the corners and no outs. The bullpen eventually allowed both runs to score. Leake owns a 3.62 ERA and 149:43 K:BB ratio in 196 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Brewers Sunday.
|Four years into his big-league career, Mike Leake is still trying to figure out what he wants to be. In 2012, everyone was targeting him as a sleeper on Draft Day because of the strides he made in 2011, and he burned them, ranking near the bottom in ERA and WHIP among qualifying pitchers. In 2013, no one gave him a second thought, and he was among the hottest pickups off the waiver wire, going 7-3 with a 2.52 ERA and 1.13 WHIP over the first three months. But those last three months in which he compiled a 4.36 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in 15 starts ... they brought it all full circle. Maybe Leake is exactly what he's shown himself to be: a pitcher whose control is so good at times that you can't take him out of your lineup but whose stuff is so marginal that he has nothing to fall back on, leading to some of the inconsistencies we've seen. He's still only 26, so he could potentially take another step forward, but as deep as starting pitcher has become, you don't gain much by taking a glass-half-full approach to him. Target him late, if at all, in mixed leagues.
(Updated 1/6/14) |
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