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MIKE LEAKE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Leake, Reds looking to stay hot against Pirates

Charlie Morton hasn't had a lot of success away from home this season, but he turned in his finest outing on the road earlier this week. His trips to the mound at Great American Ball Park the past few years haven't been too bad, either. Morton looks to finish off a solid first half Saturday night as the Pittsburgh Pirates try to move on from a hard-to-swallow loss and even...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Leake tries for career-best stretch

The last time Mike Leake won three straight starts, he followed it up with possibly the worst outing of his career. He probably doesn't have to worry about such drastic struggles against San Diego. The right-hander will try to win a career-best fourth straight start Tuesday night when his Cincinnati Reds face the Padres at run-starved Petco Park. Despite their offensive deficiencies...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
22 days ago  |  Discuss

What Should the Reds Do with Mike Leake?

#451293536 / gettyimages.com The Reds Starting Pitcher, Mike Leake, had a brilliant performance recently when he went up against the San Francisco Giants. He’s usually nothing more than a popular name in Cincinnati, he doesn’t get he national attention like many other pitchers do, especially those who have stats similar to his. Mike is a strong and reliable 3rd or 4th starter...
Via TopSportsReport
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Mike Leake set new career-high in strikeouts

Your browser does not support iframes.Mike Leake may have a career in the casino business once his baseball career ends because he was absolutely dealing against the Giants last night.Watch this two-minute video clip showing the fierce right-hander mow down a career-high 12 batters en route to picking up his sixth win of the season.All told, Leake limited San Francisco to just one...
Via Redlegs Review
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Leake in full command for Reds

CINCINNATI -- No one needed to tell Mike Leake what was needed from him. The Reds' right-hander watched the bludgeoning the rest of the pitching staff took Friday night at the hands of the Toronto Blue Jays. He knew the bullpen could use a day of rest because of the long week it has had. Knowing a situation is one thing. Going out and doing something about it, especially when...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds, Leake looking for bounce-back performance against Blue Jays

One of the most stunning comebacks in franchise history might have given the Toronto Blue Jays the boost they need to get back on track and protect their AL East lead. J.A. Happ looks to give another strong outing while the Blue Jays' hitters try to add to Cincinnati Reds right-hander Mike Leake's recent woes Saturday. Toronto (42-33) looked like it was heading for a season...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 21, 2014  |  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
April 16, 2014  |  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...
Via Redlegs Review
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...
Via Redlegs Review
December 19, 2012  |  Discuss
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