Originally written July 25, 2013 on Redlegs Review:
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Mike Leake improved his season record to a team-best 10-4 on Wednesday as the Reds turned away the Giants, 8-3, at AT&T Park. However, the manner in which Leake emerged victorious is somewhat unique. Leake won the game in spite of allowing a whopping 12 hits in six innings of work. The 25-year-old became the first pitcher since Marlins right-hander Ricky Nolasco in 2011 to surrender that many hits yet yield only one run. The last Red to achieve the feat was Tom Hume all the back in 1978. Furthermore, the last time a starting pitcher did it to the Giants was San Diego's Bob Moose in 1972. Obviously, Leake's performance required him to pitch out of trouble a lot during the contest. Of course, it helped that all of the hits the Giants got off him were singles. According to Baseball Reference, no pitcher has ever had an outing as short as Leake's and still manage to give up only one run on 12 hits. The next shortest was 6.2 innings. The moral of th...
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