MIKE LEAKE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Trot Times for April 15, 2014

Tax Day brought rain-outs to a quarter of the league, with four games washed out around the league. There might be a metaphor in there somewhere. Now let’s get to the trots! Home Run of the Day: Mike Leake, Cincinnati Reds – 18.68 seconds [video] Cincinnati pitcher Mike Leake did well in holding the Pirates to three runs in seven innings, but it was his sixth-inning, two-run...
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Video: Another look at Mike Leake helping his cause with a two-run blast

Your browser does not support iframes.Mike Leake is one of the best hitting pitchers in professional baseball and the Arizona State product reminded us of this Tuesday night.After lacing a double earlier in the game, Leake helped his cause in the bottom of the sixth by cranking an offering from Gerrit Cole into the left field seats.As fellow Reds fan Nick Kirby notes, Leake has been...
Via Redlegs Review
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates conclude wild suspended game with win, drop 2nd of series

Mike Leake and Gerrit Cole met once before. When Cole was a freshman at UCLA and Leake a junior at Pac-10 rival Arizona St., Leake outdueled Cole late that May en route to leading the Sun Devils to a conference title. They might not remember their first meeting well, but they long will remember their past two days at Great American Ball Park. On Tuesday, Leake once again got the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Unassuming Leake keys Reds win

CINCINNATI -- Mike Leake is an unassuming figure. Put him up against the likes of a Jonathan Broxton and, well, one is a little more intimidating than the other. If people haven't figured it out yet, it's not good to judge Leake no matter where he is on the baseball field. Leake's performances on the pitching mound and in the batter's box Tuesday were instrumental...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Leake's HR leads Reds over Pirates 7-5 for split

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Mike Leake doubled and hit a two-run homer Tuesday night, ending Gerrit Cole's winning streak and leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates that completed two days full of homers and delays. First, the NL Central rivals completed a game that was suspended in the sixth inning because of rain the previous night. Andrew McCutchen...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole, Leake will look to keep ball in the park

Gerrit Cole has made 21 starts in the regular season and two more in the postseason since making his major league debut 10 months ago, facing three of the Pittsburgh Pirates' NL Central rivals three times apiece. He's yet to get a look at the Cincinnati Reds. Following the conclusion of Monday's homer-heavy contest that was suspended by rain, Cole will hope to keep the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds head to New York for series with winless Mets

While Mike Leake looks to build on his breakout 2013 season for the Cincinnati Reds, Jenrry Mejia will try to prove he belongs after winning a spot in the New York Mets' rotation during the spring. Leake hopes to lead the Reds to their seventh straight win at Citi Field while Mejia seeks to help the Mets avoid their worst home start in 22 years Friday night. Following mediocre...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Leake ranked among baseball's best hitting pitchers

For a pitcher, Mike Leake is fairly good at hitting. And it appears he is finally getting some recognition for his modest ability with a bat.Mike Axisa of CBS Sports recently took a stab at identifying some of the best hitting pitchers of the past three seasons. Not surprisingly, Leake made the cut.Since 2011, Leake owns the second-best batting average (.229) in baseball (min. 100...
Via Redlegs Review
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike Leake explains Reds' shortcomings under Dusty Baker

Reds pitcher Mike Leake went on the air with Lance McCallister of 700 WLW Tuesday night and proceeded to share some insight on went wrong toward the end of Dusty Baker's tenure. Although Baker led Cincinnati to three postseason appearances in four years, the Reds faltered in the first round each time, and they especially flamed out toward the end of this most recent campaign...
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October 22, 2013  |  1 Comment

Moving Mike Leake to bullpen could be best for all

The plan to transition Cuban phenom Aroldis Chapman from reliever to starter is one widely welcomed by Reds fans. In fact, it is probably a move that is being secretly lauded by current Reds players as well. However, there may one guy in particular who isn't so thrilled by the team's decision. And that guy is right-hander Mike Leake. This is because Chapman's new...
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December 19, 2012  |  Discuss
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