MIKE LEAKE RUMORS & GOSSIP

5/26/2016 Recap: Leake Puts Self to Sleep on Mound, Cards Lose Dinger Contest

In a contest of boring pitchers and solo dingers, the Cardinals drop the series opener against the quite-good Nationals. Pregame Today, the Cardinals take on the NL East-leading Nationals in our nation's cesspool capital. I can say that, because I live here. Mike Leake takes the hill for the middling Cards, while Joe Ross twirls for the 29-19 Nationals. Leake vs. Ross is the pitching...
Via Viva El Birdos
2 days ago

No take backs? 2 pitches hurt reliable Leake

Mike Leake threw two pitches he'd like back Thursday. One of them, in the sixth inning, Bryce Harper launched to the third deck in right field. The other, an inning later, Danny Espinosa deposited into the home bullpen.
Via Cardinals.com
2 days ago

Bryce Harper cuts batting gloves after homering without them

Washington Nationals superstar Bryce Harper entered Thursday night in a bit of a slump at the dish, with just four hits in 31 at-bats over his last 12 games, and only one extra-base hit (a double) in that span. Well, Harper wanted to try something new to hopefully break out of this slump, and he decided to not wear batting gloves for his at-bat against St. Louis Cardinals right...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Leake will try to give struggling rotation a boost as Cards visit Nationals

Mike Leake was again not at his sharpest against the Washington Nationals last month but was optimistic that improved performances were just around the corner.That has proved true for the St. Louis Cardinals right-hander in his last few starts, and he'll try to give his struggling staff another boost Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series in Washington.Leake gave up five...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What has been different in the last three starts by Mike Leake?

After a difficult start to the 2016 season, Mike Leake has strung together three straight quality starts for the St. Louis Cardinals -- allowing a total three earned runs over 21 innings pitched. As you'd expect, Leake did not strike out hitters many hitters (4.71 K/9) during this span, but he limited his walks (1.29 BB/9) and did a better job than previous starts at keeping the...
Via Viva El Birdos
5 days ago

Leake shuts down D-backs while Cardinals blast 3 homers

ST. LOUIS -- Jedd Gyorko, Matt Adams and Yadier Molina homered and Mike Leake pitched seven scoreless innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2 on Saturday.Leake (3-3) retired eight straight between the second and fourth innings and battled back from a 3-0 count to strike out Chris Owings in the fifth to help thwart the Diamondbacks' best scoring opportunity...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Leake's seven shutout innings lead Cards to victory

ST. LOUIS -- Jedd Gyorko, Matt Adams and Yadier Molina homered, Mike Leake pitched seven scoreless innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2 on Saturday.Leake (3-3) retired eight straight between the second and fourth innings and battled back from a 3-0 count to strike out Chris Owings in the fifth to help thwart the Diamondbacks' best scoring opportunity...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals blast 3 homers, Leake shuts down Diamondbacks 6-2

ST. LOUIS (AP) Jedd Gyorko, Matt Adams and Yadier Molina homered and Mike Leake pitched seven scoreless innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2 on Saturday. Leake (3-3) retired eight straight between the second and fourth innings and battled back from a 3-0 count to strike out Chris Owings in the fifth to help thwart the Diamondbacks' best scoring...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Problems for Mike Leake and the St. Louis Cardinals

Early on in 2016, St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Mike Leake (#8) has not been as impressive as many fans would have hoped.  With a career ERA under 3.90 heading into this season, Leake has seen his ERA jump to 5.83 in his first five starts for the Cardinals.  The 28 year old is also 0-3 in those five starts, and the Cardinals are 1-4 in games he’s started. Why has Leake...
Via isportsweb.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Leake still looking for his first strong start for Cardinals

Even though the results haven't shown it, Mike Leake remains optimistic about the progress he's making in his first season with the St. Louis Cardinals.The right-hander hopes to earn his first victory as the hosts try to avoid their sixth loss in seven games Wednesday night against the surging Philadelphia Phillies.St. Louis (13-14) signed Leake (0-3, 5.83 ERA) to a five-year deal...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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