Description: Reds starter Mike Leake made his case to remain in the rotation with 6 2/3 scoreless innings and six strikeouts against the Marlins Wednesday.
Insight: Leake allowed nine hits in the game, but nobody on Miami could come up with a clutch hit. Leake has a 3.72 this season, but his WHIP is 1.49. Tony Cingrani is a much better fantasy option, but one of the two will have to leave the rotation when Johnny Cueto returns Monday.
4/17/2013 10:10:00 PM
Description: Reds starter Mike Leake earned his first victory of the season Wednesday against Philadelphia.
Insight: Leake probably could have pitched deeper into the game (he only threw 81 pitches over seven innings) but the Reds were up 11-0 so they really didn't need him to. Leake will make his next start Monday against the Cubs.
10/10/2012 8:49:00 PM
Description: Filling in for injured starter Johnny Cueto, Reds righthander Mike Leake struggled Wednesday versus the Giants. In 4 1/3 innings of work, Leake surrendered six hits and five runs, walking two and striking out one.
Insight: Wednesday was Leake's first postseason appearance. It was also Leake's first start since September 29th.
8/15/2012 10:31:00 PM
Description: While it may not have been quite as heroic as Felix Hernandez's performance, Reds starter Mike Leake still looked pretty impressive in Cincinnati's 6-1 win over the Mets on Wednesday. Over nine innings, Leake allowed just one run on four hits. He walked none and struck out four.
Insight: Wednesday was the first complete game of Leake's career. He's now 2-1 with a 4.93 ERA since the All-Star break.
7/30/2012 10:14:00 PM
Description: Reds starter Mike Leake allowed five runs on five hits with three walks in 1 2/3 innings Monday against the Padres.
Insight: As we noted in a column last week, Leake should never be started when he's pitching at the Great American Ballpark. In 11 home starts, Leake has a 6.03 ERA, more than three runs higher than his road ERA.
7/19/2012 5:55:00 PM
Description: Reds starter Mike Leake came into Thursday's start sporting a 2.59 ERA in 73 innings over his last 11 starts, but Arizona sent him packing after 5 1/3 innings (11 H, 6 ER).
Insight: Leake has been an above-average starting pitcher since mid-May, but Thursday was not one of his finer efforts.
7/4/2012 11:01:00 AM
Description: Reds starter Mike Leake has pitched very well over his last three starts, going 1-0 with two no decisions, a 1.50 ERA and 0.917 WHIP.
Insight: Leake's overall 3-5 won/loss record is deceiving, he's pitching well of late and against a slumping Dodgers lineup could add his fourth consecutive game yielding two runs or less. Start him on Wednesday.
6/13/2012 10:58:00 AM
Description: Reds starter Mike Leake will miss Wednesday's scheduled start against Cleveland due to illness. He is expected to start on Thursday with Mat Latos starting Wednesday on short rest.
Insight: Thus far, Leake has not shown us that last year's productive season (12-9, 3.86 ERA, 1.175 WHIP) is repeatable. He should not be in any starting lineups until he does.
8/27/2010 5:04:00 PM
Description: The Reds have placed Leake (right shoulder) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a fatigued right shoulder.
Insight: Leake has struggled since being 5-0 with a 2.22 ERA in early June (6.47 ERA in 13 appearances-11 starts since June 10). The Reds are considering shutting him down for the season. (SportsBuff.com)
8/25/2010 12:01:00 PM
Description: The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the Reds are considering shutting Leake down for the season.
Insight: Leake had a terrific start to his rookie season, and was recently moved to the bullpen to limit his innings. He allowed six runs in just one-third of an inning on Tuesday night, so he may be hitting a wall. (SportsBuff.com)
8/17/2010 11:24:00 PM
Description: The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the Reds are going to move Leake to the bullpen in an effort to limit his innings.
Insight: This has ben reported about for awhile, and now that Homer Bailey is healthy it has come to fruition. Leake had a 5.60 ERA over his last 11 starts anyway, and can probably be dropped in mixed leagues. (SportsBuff.com)
8/4/2010 11:49:00 AM
Description: Leake allowed seven runs (six earned) on seven hits over five innings against Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.
Insight: Leake dropped to 7-3 with a 3.86 ERA on the season. (SportsBuff.com)
7/28/2010 2:21:00 PM
Description: MLB.com reports the Reds will monitor Leake's pitch count on a start-by-start basis.
Insight: Leake has 121 innings through 19 starts this season, and the Reds would apparently like to cap him around 170 innings. His fantasy owners should be aware of the potential of some skipped turns in the rotation and being shutdown in September. (SportsBuff.com)
7/26/2010 11:54:00 AM
Description: Leake allowed four runs on seven hits over 6.1 innings against Houston on Sunday.
Insight: Leake took his second loss of the season, and is now 7-2 with a 3.57 ERA in his rookie season. (SportsBuff.com)
7/21/2010 9:50:00 AM
Description: Leake allowed one run on five hits over five innings against Washington on Tuesday night.
Insight: A rain delay shortened Leake's night, but he got a win and is now 7-1 with a 3.45 ERA this season. (SportsBuff.com)
7/5/2010 3:06:00 AM
Description: Leake allowed three runs on eight hits over six innings against the Cubs on Sunday.
Insight: Leake picked up his first win since June 5, and is now 6-1 with a 3.38 ERA this season. (SportsBuff.com)
6/30/2010 12:06:00 AM
Description: Leake allowed six runs on seven hits over six innings against the Phillies on Tuesday night.
Insight: Leake got a no-decision, and is 5-1 with a 3.30 ERA as a rookie this season. The Reds have said they will try to limit his innings the rest of the season, so he could a sell-high candidate if you own him. (SportsBuff.com)
6/24/2010 12:20:00 AM
Description: Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports Leake will have his next start this weekend against Cleveland skipped
Insight: With an off-day on Thursday, the Reds are taking the opportunity to skip Leake in their effort to keep the rookie's innings down. He will make his next start June 29 against Philadelphia. (SportsBuff.com)
6/23/2010 12:18:00 AM
Description: MLBlogs.com reports Reds' manager Dusty Baker said the team will try to limit Leake's innings going forward.
Insight: No specifics have been given yet, but expect Leake to have his turn in the starting rotation skipped once in awhile. (SportsBuff.com)
6/22/2010 10:11:00 AM
Description: Leake allowed one run on five hits over six innings on Monday night against Oakland, but ended up with a no-decision.
Insight: Leake walked four and struck out two in the game, and is 5-1 with a 2.92 ERA this season. (SportsBuff.com)
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