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Mike Leake | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/12/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Mike Leake got a no-decision, allowing four runs in seven innings, but the Reds lost 6-5 to the Cardinals in 10 innings on Monday.
The Cardinals were able to square up Leake early, scoring three runs through the first three innings. On the evening, Leake gave up eight hits and one walk while striking out five. He'll take a 3.65 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and 134/39 K/BB ratio into Saturday's home start against the Braves. Aug 19 - 12:02 AM

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Mike Leake was charged with five runs on eight hits and a walk over five innings in Wednesday's loss to the Red Sox.

Leake actually hit his fourth career home run at the plate, but he also served up the decisive two-run shot to Mike Napoli in the fifth inning. The right-hander came into the game having allowed just three runs over his previous three starts, and the five runs he allowed Wednesday were the most he's given up since early June. He'll try to bounce back in St. Louis next week.
Aug 13 - 3:49 PM

Mike Leake suffered a tough luck loss against the Marlins on Friday, surrendering just two runs on five hits over his seven innings of work.

Leake punched out seven on the night while walking four. He kept the Marlins at bay until a Jarrod Saltalamacchia sacrifice fly in the sixth inning, then Giancarlo Stanton delivered the decisive blow with a mammoth homer in the seventh. Now 9-10 on the season, Leake will bring a 3.42 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 126/37 K/BB ratio into Thursday's matchup against the Rockies in Colorado.
Aug 8 - 9:59 PM

Mike Leake allowed one run on three hits over six innings in a win over the Marlins on Sunday.

Leake wasn't spotless, walking four in the outing, but he was good enough for his ninth win. He's now won two straight, allowing one run in his last 13 2/3 innings, to lower his ERA to 3.46. He'll get a chance to make it a double when he squares off with the Marlins again on Friday.
Aug 3 - 4:33 PM

Mike Leake finished out the month of July with a superb start, shutting the D'Backs out over 7 2/3 innings to pick up his eighth win on Tuesday.

The last two months haven't been so kind to the right-hander, as he entered June with a 2.92 ERA and exits July at 3.53. On this night, however, he was dominant, limiting the Arizona lineup to five hits while walking none and striking out eight. Leake left with two outs in the eighth after hitting Miguel Montero with a pitch to put runners on first and second, but reliever Jonathan Broxton retired Mark Trumbo to eliminate the threat. Leake will try to begin August on the right foot when he faces the Marlins on the road next Sunday.
Jul 29 - 9:51 PM

Mike Leake surrendered four earned runs in six innings Wednesday in the Reds' loss to the Brewers.

It was the third straight four-run outing for Leake, who now has a 3.73 ERA on the year. He didn't walk a batter Wednesday at Miller Park, but the Brewers pounded him for 11 hits -- including a homer, a double, and a triple. Leake will try to right the ship next week at home against the Diamondbacks.
Jul 23 - 4:57 PM

Mike Leake allowed four runs over seven innings in Friday's loss to the Yankees.

The difference in the ballgame was a two-run homer from Jacoby Ellsbury in the fifth inning. Leake yielded eight hits and two walks to go along with five strikeouts. He's now 7-8 on the year, but still owns a fine 3.63 ERA over 20 starts. Up next is a start against the division-rival Brewers.
Jul 18 - 10:00 PM

Mike Leake yielded three runs -- two earned -- in seven innings Monday as part of the Reds' 9-3 win over the Cubs.

Except for a poor run in the first half of June, Leake has been excellent all year. He's gone at least five innings in all 18 of his starts, and he's currently on pace for career-best strikeout and walk rates. There isn't much reason to expect a slowdown now.
Jul 8 - 12:14 AM

Mike Leake didn't have his best stuff Tuesday, yielding 11 hits and three runs over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Padres.

Leake worked eight innings of one-run ball in each of his last two victories. So of course he lays an egg tonight against the worst offense in baseball. Leake didn't walk a batter, which is why he only gave up three runs, but San Diego treated him like a pitching machine. The right-hander had been gunning for a career-best fourth straight win. He whiffed four tonight. Reds manager Bryan Price believes Leake could increase his strikeout rate, but the club and pitcher are both content with his (previously) efficient approach for now. Now 6-7 with a 3.47 ERA, Leake gets the Cubs next week.
Jul 2 - 1:06 AM

Mike Leake restricted the Giants to one run over eight innings, striking out 12, to propel the Reds to a 3-1 victory on Thursday.

Leake's only sin was an Adam Duvall solo homer in the seventh inning when the Reds held a 3-0 lead. It's understandable if Leake napped through that at-bat: Tonight was Duvall's major league debut. Leake has won three straight starts, receiving a collective 19 runs of support he didn't need, allowing six runs over 21 innings. Leake will carry a solid 3.41 ERA and 1.14 WHIP into a nice matchup when he takes the mound in San Diego on Tuesday.
Jun 27 - 1:13 AM

Mike Leake fired eight innings of one-run ball Saturday in the Reds' rout of the Blue Jays.

Leake held the dangerous Toronto offense to four hits over his eight impressive frames, issuing two walks but striking out six. It was a nice bounceback outing for the right-hander, who had been struggling in June. He will carry a solid 3.59 ERA and 1.19 WHIP into his next start on the road against the Giants.
Jun 21 - 6:51 PM

Mike Leake allowed four runs on nine hits over five innings in a win over the Brewers on Sunday.

Leake struggled for the third straight start, but his offense was able to give him his fourth win. The right-hander walked three and struck out three to go with his nine hits allowed. After the promising start to his year, Leake is now 4-6 with a 3.80 ERA and 1.22 WHIP. He draws one of the most potent offenses in baseball Saturday when the Reds face off with the Blue Jays.
Jun 15 - 6:24 PM

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.
Jun 5 - 3:29 PM

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.
May 25 - 11:23 PM

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.
May 20 - 12:45 AM

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SS1Zack Cozart
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LF1Ryan Ludwick
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S1Johnny Cueto
2Mat Latos
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