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Mike Leake | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/12/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Mike Leake notched a quality start but lost to the Brewers on Sunday, yielding three runs in six innings.
Leake allowed eight hits and three walks while striking out four. The Brewers weren't hitting him particularly hard, as six of the eight hits were singles, but they were hitting him often. Leake has earned a quality start in three of his last four outings, but still has a mediocre 4.39 ERA with a 1.29 WHIP and a 69/30 K/BB ratio in 106 2/3 innings. He'll look to get back into the win column in his next start on the road against the Marlins. Jul 5 - 4:02 PM

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Mike Leake gave up seven runs in four innings, taking a no-decision as the Reds slugged their way to an 11-7 victory on Monday against the Twins.

Leake was handed a 9-1 lead after three innings, but gave six of those runs back in the top of the fourth. He allowed nine hits and a walk overall while striking out five. Monday's outing breaks a streak of five consecutive starts in which he held the opposition to three runs or fewer. Leake owns a 4.38 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and a 65/27 K/BB ratio over 100 2/3 innings. He'll start at home against the Brewers next.
Jun 29 - 11:13 PM

Mike Leake gave up two runs in seven innings, picking up the win as the Reds topped the Pirates 5-2 on Wednesday.

Leake scattered eight hits -- six of which were mere singles -- while striking out five and issuing no walks. In the month of June, the right-hander has compiled a 2.45 ERA, making inroads on an ERA that ballooned in May. Overall, he has a 3.91 ERA with a 1.21 WHIP and a 60/26 K/BB ratio over 96 2/3 innings. Leake's next date will be with the Twins at home.
Jun 24 - 10:41 PM

Mike Leake hurled seven innings of shutout baseball as the Reds shut out the Marlins in Cincinnati on Friday.

Leake surrendered just two hits and three walks on the night while racking up seven strikeouts. Aside from Marcell Ozuna who reached base three times, Leake kept the Marlins hitters baffled all evening, as they never mounted a serious scoring threat. Now 4-4 on the season, he'll look to further improve upon his 4.01 ERA and 1.22 WHIP when he does battle against the Pirates in Pittsburgh on Thursday.
Jun 19 - 9:50 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Giants president Brian Sabean and scout Lee Elder were scouting Mike Leake during his start on Saturday versus the Cubs.

Rosenthal notes that they were at Johnny Cueto's outing on Friday, as well, but the feeling is that Leake is a more likely trade target. Leake has had some clunkers over the last month but had pitched really well before that, posting a 4.35 ERA and 1.26 WHIP over 13 starts overall this season. He'll be a free agent after the season and is likely to be dealt somewhere before the deadline.
Jun 14 - 1:30 PM

Mike Leake won Monday's start against the Phillies, yielding only three runs (two earned) despite allowing 10 hits in six innings.

Leake certainly wasn't as sharp as he was his last time out, when he flirted with a no-hitter and then a shutout against the Phillies. The Reds broke a 3-3 tie in the sixth to put Leake in line for the win. Along with the 10 hits, Leake walked one and struck out four. He has a mediocre 4.29 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and a 47/23 K/BB ratio, which he'll take into a weekend start at Wrigley Field versus the Cubs.
Jun 8 - 10:22 PM

Mike Leake brought a shutout into the ninth inning, but settled for a no-decision, ultimately allowing two runs in eight-plus innings of work as the Reds lost an 11-inning affair to the Phillies on Wednesday.

Leake brought a no-hitter into the seventh inning, losing it with two outs on a Maikel Franco single up the middle. He was shutting the Phillies out on one hit when he took the mound to begin the ninth, but allowed back-to-back singles before giving way to Aroldis Chapman, who allowed both of Leake's runners to score plus two more of his own to knot the game up at 4-4. All told, Leake allowed three hits, walked two, and struck out nine in a sterling effort. He'll carry a 4.40 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and 43/22 K/BB ratio into another start against the Phillies, this time at home.
Jun 3 - 10:50 PM

Mike Leake was knocked around again Wednesday, surrendering six runs over five innings in a loss to the Rockies.

He served up two home runs among nine hits while also walking a pair. Leake got off to a fantastic start this season but has fallen apart of late, allowing a whopping 20 runs over his last three starts to push his ERA from 2.36 to 4.66. He'll try to bounce back next week in Philadelphia.
May 27 - 3:46 PM

Mike Leake struggled with his control in giving up five runs over four innings in a loss to the Indians on Friday.

It was his shortest start of the season. Leake allowed seven hits and walked five batters while throwing just 44 out of 81 pitches for strikes. He also failed to strike out a batter for the first time this season. With back-to-back poor starts, his ERA now sits at 4.14 for the year. He'll look to rebound against the Rockies at home next week.
May 22 - 10:48 PM

Mike Leake was an absolute disaster in Saturday's 11-2 loss to the Giants, allowing nine runs on 11 hits in five innings.

To put this in context, Leake had allowed 13 runs total in his previous 49 2/3 innings. The Giants scored two in the second inning, one in the third, two in the fourth and capped things off with a Brandon Crawford grand slam in the fifth. And that's how you allow nine runs in five innings. We'll give Leake the benefit of the doubt here, as he really had been pitching well prior to this implosion. Even with the horrible start, he holds a 3.62 ERA and 1.10 WHIP with a 30/13 K/BB ratio in 54 2/3 innings. He will attempt to allow fewer than nine runs in his next scheduled start, a road outing against the Indians.
May 16 - 10:35 PM

Mike Leake took a no-decision in Monday's loss to the Braves, limiting them to one run in six frames.

Leake gave up his only run in the fourth inning, when Andrelton Simmons drilled a solo home run to tie the game at 1-1. The right-hander gave up eight hits and two walks while striking out only one. Leake has quietly posted terrific numbers, owning a 2.36 ERA with a 0.97 WHIP and a 28/12 K/BB ratio in 49 2/3 innings. He'll face the Giants at home in his next outing.
May 11 - 11:51 PM

Mike Leake fired eight shutout innings to pick up his second win of the season on Wednesday against the Pirates.

Leake scattered six hits -- all singles -- while walking none and striking out two. He's gone eight innings without allowing a run in back-to-back starts as he did it against the Braves his last time out. Now 2-1 with a 2.47 ERA, a 0.87 WHIP, and a 27/10 K/BB ratio, Leake will look to make it three in a row as he faces the Braves at home in his next start.
May 6 - 9:46 PM

Mike Leake pitched eight scoreless innings and homered off Shelby Miller to propel the Reds to a 5-1 win over the Braves on Thursday.

Leake, one of MLB's best hitting pitchers since the day he entered the league, was hitless in 12 at-bats this spring before delivering his fifth career homer. He also pitched okay, limiting the Braves to two hits. He probably could have gone the distance, but manager Bryan Price opted to take him out after 97 pitches. It was Leake's first win of the season, though he has a 3.03 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP.
Apr 30 - 10:12 PM

Mike Leake has been pushed back to start Thursday against the Braves.

Leake was originally scheduled to pitch Wednesday, but the Reds are calling up Micheal Lorenzen to pitch instead. Thursday's start remains a favorable matchup for those in mixed fantasy leagues.
Apr 28 - 3:44 PM

Mike Leake delivered a quality start in a no-decision against the Cubs on Friday, allowing three runs on four hits over his seven frames.

Leake punched out nine on the evening while issuing just one walk. All of the damage against him came via the long ball, with Anthony Rizzo blasting a two-run homer in the fourth inning and Chris Coghlan adding a solo shot in the seventh. Leake owns a 3.90 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 22/8 K/BB ratio over 27 2/3 innings on the season. He'll take on the Brewers his next time out on Wednesday.
Apr 24 - 11:00 PM

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