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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||195.00||11.00||11.00||0.00||3.78||1.24||143.00||46.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 28.1||0||0|| 5.08||0||6||18|
|vs RHB|| 26.1||0||0|| 2.05||0||7||12|
|12/21/2014||Mike Leake, SP CIN||Colin Moran, 3B HOU|
|12/20/2014||Xander Bogaerts, SS BOS|
C.J. Wilson, SP LAA
|Rafael Montero, RP NYM|
Mike Leake, SP CIN
Jean Segura, SS MIL
Patrick Corbin, SP ARI
|12/19/2014||Jedd Gyorko, 2B SD||Mike Leake, SP CIN|
|Last 10 Games|
Reds pitcher Mike Leake shelled for nine runs in losing effort
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5/16/15) Reds pitcher Mike Leake allowed nine runs on 11 hits in five innings of work in Cincinnati's 11-2 loss to the Giants on Saturday.
Leake got through the first inning OK, needing just seven pitches. But it got gloomy in a hurry, as Leake allowed a solo home run to Brandon Belt, double to Hunter Pence and an RBI single to Brandon Crawford in the second.
After three more runs in the third and fourth innings, the levee broke up in the fifth when Leake surrendered a grand slam to Crawford. It was the most runs allowed by a Reds pitcher since Homer Bailey in 2011.
"They were feeling it tonight," Reds manager Bryan Price said to MLB.com. "It's really easy to say the pitcher didn't have his stuff and they took advantage of it. It wasn't as if he was sitting at the belt all game out over the plate. He made some mistakes, the obvious one there with Crawford. It was a situation he never should have been in. We were somewhat depleted in the bullpen so I needed to try and grind him through that fifth inning. It didn't work out."
Leake, now 2-2, ballooned his ERA to 3.62 from 2.39 with just two strikeouts. He will look to bounce back Friday against the Indians.
Reds P Mike Leake gives up one run in no-decision
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(5/12/15) Reds pitcher Mike Leake allowed only one earned run during Monday night's 2-1 loss to the Braves.
Leake didn't have his best stuff as he gave up eight hits and two walks while only striking out one batter. However, through six innings he was able to keep the Braves' batters at bay enough to keep the game tied 1-1 when he left.
Aroldis Chapman pitched the top of the ninth and gave up a run on a willd pitch to lose the game.
After throwing nine strikeouts against the Cubs on April 24, Leake has only struck out a total of six batters in his past three games.
Leake's next start is projected for Sunday against the Giants.
Reds' Mike Leake tosses eight scoreless innings in win vs. Pirates
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/6/15) Reds pitcher Mike Leake earned a win Wednesday, giving up just six hits in eight scoreless innings while striking out two and walking none in his team's 3-0 win over the Pirates.
Leake (2-1) tosses eight scoreless innings for his first win in his previous start and matched the impressive feat Wednesday, giving up no extra-base hits while issuing no walks for the second time this season.
"I'm just trying to pitch," Leake said, per MLB.com. "That's what I'm telling myself, just pitch. Just keep the ball down and mix it up and keep them guessing. I just have to keep that going."
Leake owns a 2.47 ERA and 27:10 K:BB ratio in 43 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Braves at home Monday.
Reds P Mike Leake throws eight shutout innings in win
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(4/30/15) Reds pitcher Mike Leake had an exceptional game Thursday night in his team's 5-1 win over the Braves.
Leake went eight innings and only gave up two hits in 97 pitches. He struck out three batters and walked two. He now has an ERA of 3.03. This was easily Leake's best game of his season so far as it was the first he didn't allow an earned run in.
"[Leake] was terrific," manager Bryan Price said after the game, per MLB.com. "He was locked in. He has a really good rapport with Tucker (Barnhart). He worked really quickly and attacked the zone. It's a nice lineup. They mix and match so well with players who have had success against Michael, and he pitched a dandy."
On the offensive side of things, Leake hit a solo home run in the seventh inning, his first of the season.
Leake is now 1-1 for the season.
Leake is projected to make his next start on May 6 against the Pirates.
Reds tab Lorenzen to start Wednesday, Leake moved to Thursday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/28/15) The Reds will start Michael Lorenzen Wednesday against the Brewers and push Mike Leake to make Thursday's start against the Braves, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Lorenzen will be making his major-league debut Wednesday. He's 2-1 with a 2.84 ERA and 12:4 K:BB ratio in 19 innings over three Triple-A starts.
Leake has tossed at least seven innings in three straight starts and owns a 3.90 ERA and 22:8 K:BB ratio in 27 2/3 innings over four starts this season. Lorenzen
|2014 summary: Mike Leakedidn't become a radically different pitcher but showed improvements around the margins, even if they didn't show in his 11-13 record and 3.70 ERA for the Reds. The most impactful change for Leake was efficiency, as he made a career-high 33 starts covering 214 1/3 innings. The additional workload plus a higher strikeout rate (6.9 K/9, as compared to 5.7 in 2013) enabled Leake to strike out 164 batters, shattering his previous personal best by 42. For the first time, Leake profiled as a true ground ball pitcher, inducing grounders on 55 percent of hit balls.
Playing time status: With Mat Latos and Homer Bailey all missing significant time with injuries, Leake picked up much of the slack. Latos is gone for good now, as is Alfredo Simon, so Leake may get another shot to break 200 innings.
2015 outlook: Though Leake improved last season, he didn't do so to the degree that standard mixed league owners can trust him as more than a streaming option. Unless you play in a mixed league that has 15 teams or more, you can ignore Leake on draft day.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/22/15||@ CLE||7:10 pm||Carlos Carrasco|
|5/23/15||@ CLE||4:10 pm||Corey Kluber|
|5/24/15||@ CLE||1:10 pm||Trevor Bauer|
|5/25/15||COL||1:10 pm||Eddie Butler|
|5/26/15||COL||7:10 pm||Jorge De La Rosa|
|5/27/15||COL||12:35 pm||Kyle Kendrick|
|5/29/15||WAS||7:10 pm||Stephen Strasburg|
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