Leake didn't factor into the decision in Tuesday's 6-5 loss to the Twins, allowing three runs on six hits over seven innings while striking out six. The veteran right-hander missed picking up his third straight win and sixth of the season when the Seattle bullpen once again fell apart late. Leake now has nine quality starts in 14 trips to the mound, and he'll take a 4.26 ERA and 62:!6 K:BB through 88.2 innings into his next outing Sunday in Oakland.
Leake (5-6) threw a complete game to earn the win Wednesday after holding the Astros to one run on six hits and two walks while striking out five. Coming off one of his best starts of the season, Leake decided to turn in an even better performance against the Astros with a stellar complete-game effort to help snap Seattle's four-game losing streak. Leake had gone 0-3 with a 5.55 ERA in his four starts against Houston in 2018, but Wednesday was a different story. It took the right-hander 119 pitches to finish the outing and pick up his second straight win. Leake did get into some trouble in the first inning after loading up the bases and allowing a sacrifice fly to give the Astros the first lead of the game, but he steadied himself the rest of the way while his teammates provided more than enough run support. The 31-year-old has pieced together quality outings in eight of his 13 starts this season, and he's now pitched six-plus innings in 10 of those outings. He'll carry a 4.30 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 56:16 K:BB into a Tuesday showdown against the Twins.
Leake (4-6) pitched seven innings Friday, allowing two runs on five hits and striking out two. He earned the win in a 4-3 victory over the Angels. After allowing 12 runs over his last two starts, Leake found success back at home. Leake improved to a 4.71 ERA and 1.32 WHIP with 51 strikeouts in 72.2 innings this season. The 31-year-old is set for a tough matchup versus the Astros on Wednesday for his next start.
Leake (3-6) allowed five runs on three hits and three walks across 6.2 innings while taking the loss against the Athletics on Sunday. Leake was hurt by the long ball in the early stages, allowing a two-run home run to Matt Chapman in the first inning and a solo shot to Josh Phegley in the second. He settled down nicely until the home team pieced together a two-run rally to chase him from the game with two outs in the seventh. Leake has been roughed up for 12 earned runs in 11.2 innings over his last two starts, raising his ERA to 4.93 ahead of Friday's probable start against the Angels.
Leake (3-5) took the loss Monday, surrendering seven runs on 11 hits -- including three home runs -- and a walk over five innings while striking out four as the Mariners fell 10-9 to the Rangers. Texas clubbed five homers in total on the night, but Leake took the brunt of their attack in his worst performance of the season. The veteran right-hander has served up multiple home runs in five of his 10 starts so far, and he'll carry a 4.73 ERA and 45:11 K:BB through 59 innings into his next outing Sunday in Oakland.