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Mike Leake an Important Part of the San Francisco Giants’ Rotation

St. Louis Cardinals’ Tommy Pham (60) is congratulated by Kolten Wong (16) after scoring on a wild pitch from San Francisco Giants’ Mike Leake, right, during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) San Francisco—If the Giants are hoping to make a serious run at the 2015 postseason, they are going to need Mike Leake...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Taking Heart in a Loss

The beginning and the end of last night’s game were a big problem for the Cardinals.  The middle, though, was more impressive than I expected. Let’s be honest.  With their recent issues against Mike Leake , who among us figured the game was pretty much over in the third when Marlon Byrd hit that grand slam?  Down 4-0, this lineup has had [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jung-ho Kang's home runs sound even better in Korean

Pirates shortstop Jung Ho Kang had himself a spectacular game last Saturday, belting two home runs in a 3-2 victory over the Giants. The 28-year-old rookie is having an impressive season after playing the first nine years of his professional baseball career in Korea. But with no disrespect intended toward the Fox Sports 1 broadcast team of Kenny Albert and Sean Casey, nor the...
Via Awful Announcing
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Leake Remains Sidelined for San Francisco Giants

  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) The San Francisco Giants were expecting to have trade deadline acquisition Mike Leake back on the mound Tuesday night for their game against the St. Louis Cardinals, but instead it was once again Ryan Vogelsong who made the start in place of the injured Leake. Leake, who has been out since August 2nd with a hamstring strain, was progressing...
Via The Sports Journal
11 days ago  |  Discuss

This is the Giants' most important road trip of the year

The San Francisco Giants did what they had to do at home; win. They won five out of six games against the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals. This homestand was important for a number of reasons, but the biggest reason is their coming road trip to St. Louis and Pittsburgh. Saying that St. Louis and Pittsburgh are tough series is an understatement. They are record wise the two...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Add Mike Leake, Aim to Keep Pace With Dodgers

After a few days of being linked to top-line starting-pitching help like David Price and Cole Hamels — though never showing serious enough interest to land either player — the Giants have gone a less conspicuous route. Although the trade netting them Mike Leake from the Reds for two prospects (one of whom is was at the top […]
Via Fangraphs
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants strengthen rotation, add Mike Leake

The Giants addressed a major need last night, acquiring starting pitcher Mike Leake from the Reds for two minor leaguers. Leake, a free agent at the end of the season, has been on a roll lately and greatly increased his trade value in the process. He’s posted a 1.24 ERA over 36 innings this month, compiling a 4-1 record in the process. He was probably the top prize left in the...
Via The Outside Corner
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Acquire Mike Leake For Two Minor Leaguers

The San Francisco Giants have been patiently waiting for a starting pitcher to fall into their laps. After being involved in multiple discussion with the high-end starting pitchers on the trade market, one finally came their way, and it might be the one they wanted all along. Late Thursday night, the Giants acquired starting pitcher Mike Leake from the Cincinnati Reds for a pair...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants acquire Mike Leake from Reds for two prospects

The San Francisco Giants are officially buyers in what has been the most-active trade deadline in recent Major League Baseball history. They announced the acquisition of Cincinnati Reds starter Mike Leake in a three-player deal late Thursday night. #SFGiants acquire RHP Mike Leake from #Reds in exchange for minor league IF Adam Duvall, RHP Keury Mella — San Francisco Giants...
Via Sportsnaut
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds making Johnny Cueto, Mike Leake available

Now that the All-Star Game is behind is, we can get started on the trade market. And with two weeks until the trade deadline, the Cincinnati Reds appear to be going into sell-mode – both Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake look very available. #Reds are prepared to trade prospective free agents Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake now that All-Star Game is over, sources say. @FOXSports ...
Via The Outside Corner
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

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