MIKE LEAKE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Leake's struggles follow familiar pattern

In what is becoming an all-to-frequent trend with Mike Leake on the mound, the veteran right-hander watched innings unravel behind him on Saturday night because both he and the defense weren't sharper.
Via Cardinals.com
2 days ago

Cards give Dodgers too many chances

One night after letting a plethora of scoring chances go untapped, the Dodgers capitalized against Mike Leake early on Saturday and then coasted to a 7-2 victory over the Cardinals. The win kept the Dodgers ahead of the Cardinals in the National League Wild Card race and halted St. Louis' winning streak at five.
Via Cardinals.com
2 days ago

Cardinals will need a lot of innings from Leake on Saturday

ST. LOUIS -- Even when you're tired, you know when you've hit it well.Matt Adams' 444-foot game-winning homer in the bottom of the 16th inning early Saturday morning against the Los Angeles Dodgers that gave the St. Louis Cardinals their fifth straight win, tying a season high, fits neatly into that category."That might be my best bolt," Adams said.Adams and the Cardinals try to...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Leake on special K diet entering matchup with LA

Cardinals starter Mike Leake has two consecutive starts of at least 10 strikeouts and no walks. He will try to continue to carve up batters Saturday against the Dodgers, who counter with right-hander Kenta Maeda.
Via Cardinals.com
3 days ago

The emergence of strikeouts for Mike Leake

It's Mike Leake's world -- we just live in it. Prior to the start of the season, I did my best to come up with a scenario in which a historically average Mike Leake could be viewed as a crucial contributor for the St. Louis Cardinals. I must note that I wanted Leake's value to extend beyond mere "innings eater" status, and in the end, I concluded that in order for this to happen...
Via Viva El Birdos
5 days ago

Cards' offense sizzles in 10-2 rout of Padres; Leake matches a Gibson milestone

ST. LOUIS -- Mike Leake had his second straight double-digit strikeouts game with no walks, joining Bob Gibson as the only Cardinals to accomplish the feat, and St. Louis beat the San Diego Padres 10-2 on Monday night.Leake (7-7) struck out a season-best 11, one shy of his career high, and allowed one run and six hits in six innings. He fanned 10 over seven innings in a victory at...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Leake fans 11, walks 0 as Cardinals rout Padres 10-2

ST. LOUIS (AP) Mike Leake had his second straight double-digit strikeouts game with no walks, joining Bob Gibson as the only Cardinals to accomplish the feat, and St. Louis beat the San Diego Padres 10-2 on Monday night. Leake (7-7) struck out a season-best 11, one shy of his career high, and allowed one run and six hits in six innings. He fanned 10 over seven innings in a victory...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 87 Recap: Cardinals 5, Brewers 1

In a possible pitching duel between Junior Guerra and Mike Leake, only the visiting starter delivered; the Cardinals didn’t have much trouble against Guerra, while Leake mowed down the Brewers. Best Play: Leake didn’t look especially sharp through the first three innings, when he allowed a run on four hits. Following a leadoff single in the fourth, though, he retired the next...
Via BP Milwaukee
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Leake takes the hill as Cardinals seek a split with Royals

ST. LOUIS -- Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost is willing to do whatever it takes to keep the scalding-hot bat of Kendrys Morales in the starting lineup.Proof of that came Wednesday night in St. Louis, when Morales started in right field, the first time in eight years he opened a game as an outfielder. Usually a designated hitter, Morales handled four chances flawlessly, including...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

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
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss
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