Leake (2-2) allowed eight runs on 12 hits with no walks across 3.1 innings while suffering the loss Monday against the White Sox. He recorded one strikeout. Leake was battered from the start in this one, giving up hits to the first seven batters he faced as the hosts scored five runs in the first inning. He gave up a couple of home runs after that point before his removal with one out in the fourth. Leake pitched quite well over his first three starts of the season, but the wheels have fallen off over the last two, as he's allowed 13 earned runs across just 9.1 innings in a pair of losses. He will take a bloated 6.59 ERA and 1.61 WHIP into a difficult matchup with the Indians this weekend.
Leake (2-1) allowed five runs on seven hits and a walk despite seven strikeouts over six innings to take the loss Wednesday to the Astros. Of the seven hits Leake served up Wednesday, six went for doubles, allowing the Astros to hang a crooked number on him despite the fact he walked just one batter. Leake's ERA sits at 4.50 as he continues to fill his typical role as a back-end innings eater -- a role, alas, that rarely offers much fantasy value.
Leake (2-0) gave up three runs on seven hits and two walks over six innings while striking out four in a no-decision against the A's on Friday. Home runs by Khris Davis and Matt Chapman accounted for all the scoring off Leake, who threw 56 of 94 pitches for strikes while recording his second quality start in three outings. The veteran will take a 3.50 ERA into his next start Wednesday at home against the Astros.
Leake (1-0) allowed two runs on five hits and three walks over seven innings with four strikeouts to pick up the win Sunday against Cleveland. There were a few scary moments, but Leake calmed down in the later innings, as he rounded off his start with three scoreless frames after allowing both runs withing the first four innings. As usual, Leake succeeded by pitching to contact; if anything, his three walks were uncharacteristically high. Leake is at his best when he's keeping runners off the bases. The key to his 3.92 ERA last year was a pristine 2.3 BB/9, and he'll need to replicate that to keep succeeding in 2018.
Leake (1-1) allowed four earned runs on 10 hits and a walk over six innings in Wednesday's 7-4 Cactus League win over the Brewers. He struck out four. The right-hander isn't missing many bats as spring winds down, as he's now allowed 10 earned runs on 19 hits -- including three home runs -- over 10 innings across his last pair of appearances. Leake reported some fatigue after his last start and planned to get extra rest leading up to Wednesday's outing, but the results ultimately were a mixed bag for the projected No. 3 starter.