Leake (7-8) allowed seven runs, six of which were earned, on 12 hits while striking out four over six innings to take the loss Saturday against the Dodgers. Leake was doomed by a four-run third inning along with a three-run sixth inning, leading to his eighth loss of the year. He's now allowed at least five runs in three of his last six starts, and his ERA is at 4.24 on the season. He'll make his next start Friday at the Marlins.
Leake (7-7) allowed just one run on six hits and struck out 11 over six innings in a win Monday over the Padres. After striking out no more than six batters in a start all season, Leake now has double-digit strikeouts in consecutive starts, with 11 marking a new season high. Leake is still throwing a fastball that hovers around 90 MPH and doesn't have a premier breaking pitch, so he should return to his old control-heavy, pitch-to-contact self soon -- in seven MLB seasons, he has yet to post a K/9 of 7.0 or better.
Leake (5-7) allowed five runs on nine hits with three strikeouts over six innings in a loss Tuesday to the Pirates. Leake hasn't had a start in which he has held an opponent to fewer than three runs since May 31 against Milwaukee. The Cardinals mostly signed Leake to eat innings, and he has done that -- he has lasted at least six innings in all but four of his starts. But fantasy owners don't get much out of Leake's empty innings -- he now has a 4.33 ERA and just 66 strikeouts in 104 innings this season.
Leake (5-6) allowed three runs, two of which were earned, on five hits and one walk while striking out four over seven innings to take the loss Thursday against the Royals. Leak allowed single runs in the first in second innings, and the Cardinals were never able to overcome the early deficit. Despite giving up 38 hits in 29.2 innings of work this month, he's only walked three hitters during that span, and he has a 1.21 WHIP to go with his 4.13 ERA on the year. He'll make his next start Tuesday against the Pirates.
Leake (5-5) allowed five runs (four earned) on nine hits over 3.1 innings in a loss to the Mariners on Saturday. He also struck out one and walked two. Coming into Saturday, Leake had registered a quality start in seven of his last eight outings and dropped his ERA to 4.00. This performance raises that ERA back up to 4.25. He also has a 1.24 WHIP and just 59 strikeouts in 91 frames. His next start will be Thursday versus Kansas City.