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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 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. Apr 15 - 10:46 PM

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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.
Apr 9 - 4:13 PM

Mike Leake was charged with four runs over 6 2/3 innings in a loss to the Mets on Friday.

A pair of two-run homers from Lucas Duda is what did him in. All told, Leake gave up five hits and three walks while fanning three batters. The 26-year-old should be a useful backend option in mixed leagues again this year despite a lack of strikeouts and pitching in a hitter-friendly home ballpark.
Apr 4 - 10:54 PM

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.
Mar 23 - 9:27 PM

Mike Leake allowed one run in four innings of work against the Indians in Monday's start.

Aside from a Nick Swisher solo home run in the fourth inning, Leake was solid, scattering three hits overall while striking out six and walking none. The right-hander looks as ready for the regular season as anyone in the rotation, lowering his Cactus League ERA to 3.00 with Monday's effort.
Mar 17 - 5:20 PM

Mike Leake allowed one run in three innings during Wednesday's start against the Rockies.

Leake allowed three hits and a walk, and did not record a strikeout. The right-hander, now 26, had a career year for the Reds in 2013, posting career-bests in ERA and innings pitched. His strikeout rate isn't anything special but he gets results anyway.
Mar 12 - 5:25 PM

Mike Leake (abdomen) is expected to make his Cactus League debut on Friday against the White Sox.

Leake had to be scratched from his turn last weekend because of a minor abdominal strain. He made it through a bullpen session without issue on Wednesday in camp and is on track to be 100 percent by Opening Day. The 26-year-old right-hander posted an excellent 3.37 ERA in 192 1/3 innings last summer for Cincinnati.
Mar 6 - 11:00 AM

Mike Leake (abdomen) made it through a bullpen session on Wednesday afternoon in Reds camp.

Leake had to be scratched from a Cactus League start last week because of a strained abdomen, but he's nearly back on track. At this point the right-hander is not in danger of missing a regular-season turn.
Mar 5 - 5:55 PM

Mike Leake (abdomen) will resume throwing on Monday.

Leake was scratched from his scheduled Sunday start due to an abdominal issue, but it appears the Reds were just being extra cautious. "We just didn't want this start to set me back," the right-hander said. Leake is in no danger of not being ready by Opening Day.
Mar 2 - 10:38 AM

Mike Leake is dealing with "a little bit of a strain" to his abdomen, according to Reds manager Bryan Price.

"He did something we didn't know about, about a month before Spring Training, just doing his workout," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "It's a little bit of a strain." Price went on to say the injury hasn't affected his ability to throw bullpens or lift weights. Price said they'll skip his Sunday start in hopes that the issue goes away in five to seven days.
Mar 1 - 7:58 PM

Mike Leake was scratched from his scheduled Sunday start due to an abdominal issue.

The issue hasn't been mentioned prior to the news, so it's unclear how serious the ailment might be. The Reds are likely just being cautious with Leake, who posted a 3.37 ERA in 31 starts last year.
Mar 1 - 5:34 PM

Reds avoided arbitration with RHP Mike Leake by agreeing to a one-year, $5.925 million contract.

Leake was arbitration-eligible for the second time. The right-hander bounced back with a nice showing in 2013, putting up a 3.37 ERA over 31 starts. The Reds will again count on him as a key piece of their rotation in 2014.
Jan 17 - 2:08 PM

Mike Leake allowed four runs on eight hits in just 1 2/3 innings of work in a loss to the Mets on Tuesday.

With the Reds in the hunt for a division crown Reds manager Dusty Baker wasted little time getting Leake out of there, yanking Leake after just 54 pitches. A three-run homer by Daniel Murphy capped the scoring in the Mets' four-run second inning, and Leake was pulled one batter later. It was likely the last start of the regular season for Leake, who finishes with a 14-7 record and 3.37 ERA over 31 starts in what was largely a strong and somewhat surprising showing for the 25-year-old.
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 11:23:00 PM

Mike Leake pitched eight scoreless innings in a win over the Astros on Tuesday.

Tuesday's start was the second in a row in which Leake has held his opponent scoreless, moving to 14-6 with a 3.21 ERA for the year. He was especially dominant against the hapless Astros, giving up just one extra-base hit, a double by Jose Altuve, among his five hits allowed. He's got another favorable matchup for fantasy owners on Monday, drawing the Mets at home.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 11:23:00 PM

Mike Leake struck out six in 5 2/3 innings and combined with four relievers on a shutout Wednesday as the Reds beat the Cubs 6-0.

Leake has bounced back from a poor four-start run with back-to-back fine outings against the Dodgers and now the Cubs. He gets Houston next, which makes him a pretty good spot start in any mixed leagues in which he was dropped.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 03:53:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
3Tucker Barnhart
1B1Joey Votto
2Neftali Soto
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ramon Santiago
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
2Jack Hannahan
LF1Ryan Ludwick
2Chris Heisey
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Roger Bernadina
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Mat Latos
3Homer Bailey
4Mike Leake
5Tony Cingrani
6Alfredo Simon
7Brett Marshall
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Jonathan Broxton
3Sean Marshall
4JJ Hoover
5Sam LeCure
6Manny Parra
7Logan Ondrusek
8Nick Christiani
9Trevor Bell
10Curtis Partch