Found May 16, 2012 on Red Hot Mama:
Now that’s what I’m talking about. Mike Leake finally had an outing that was, without qualification, good. And Todd “The Crane” Frazier did what Scott Rolen cannot, and launched two home runs–a solo shot and a two-run homer–to propel the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-3 victory over the New York Mets. Leake’s final line was 6 innings, 1 earned run, 7 hits, 3 walks, and 5 strikeouts. The bullpen trio of Jose Arredondo, Aroldis Chapman, and Sean Marshall entered the game after … [visit site to read more]
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