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ERA leader Leake takes hill for Cards after Tuesday's pitching clinic

ERA leader Leake takes hill for Cards after Tuesday's pitching clinic

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Red Bird Rants May 19, 2017

St. Louis Cardinals: Who is this season’s Mike Leake?

After the 2016 season, it looked like Mike Leake might be one of the St. Louis Cardinals worst signings in history. So far this season, Leake has flipped the script and has Cardinal fans buzzing. After John Mozeliak signed Mike Leake in the 2015 offseason there were mixed feelings for St. Louis Cardinals fans. Unfortunately, […] St. Louis Cardinals: Who is this season’s Mike Leake? - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Viva El Birdos May 18, 2017
MLB umpire Jeff Kellogg had a no good, very bad strike zone

MLB umpire Jeff Kellogg had a no good, very bad strike zone

For both teams, but especially in critical situations for the Cardinals. The St. Louis Cardinals blew a four-run lead against the Boston Red Sox last night (game recap found here). Let me be clear, before continuing further, that members of the Cardinals should look no further than themselves when coming up with reasons for last night’s loss. Mike Leake was pretty good (but was left in the game one inning too long), the offense peaked early (followed by a full-game’s worth of hibernation), and the strike zone was brutal — hence the title and topic of this post. With all of the data...
Over the Monster May 17, 2017
Red Sox at Cardinals lineup: Forget the news, stop the Leake

Red Sox at Cardinals lineup: Forget the news, stop the Leake

The Red Sox look for two in a row in the gateway to the west. The Red Sox (20-18) look to continue tormenting the Best Fans in Baseball when they take on the Cardinals (21-16) tonight at Busch Stadium and on national television, hoping for their second straight win (8:00 p.m., NESN, ESPN out-of-market). Reigning American League Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello (4.01 ERA) takes on Cardinals righthander Mike Leake (1.94 ERA), of whom Over the Monster site manager Matt Collins recently wrote: “Heading into this season, Leake was perhaps the most boring pitcher in the league.” So...
Viva El Birdos May 13, 2017
Willson Contreras, Tommy La Stella End Cards’ Winning Streak

Willson Contreras, Tommy La Stella End Cards’ Winning Streak

With a little help from Brett Cecil and bad baserunning. It’s Friday night and Mike Leake is pitching, so it looks like I get to recap! Lately I’ve been rethinking my fierce antipathy toward Leake - he has really seemed to find another level this year. Success is fun, even if the path there is nothing flashy, right? Bonus: with a win tonight, the Cardinals will put the Cubs below .500! 1st - Leake worked quickly, getting groundouts from “leadoff hitter” Kyle Schwarber, old friend Jon Jay, and Ben Zobrist, with an Anthony Rizzo single sprinkled in there....
Mike Leake: 'I wasn't hitting location consistently' in Cards' loss to Cubs

Mike Leake: 'I wasn't hitting location consistently' in Cards' loss to Cubs

Mike Leake was generally satisfied with his performance against the Cubs on Friday night.

Cardinals pitcher Mike Leake after loss to Cubs

Cardinals' Mike Leake talks about Friday's loss to the Chicago Cubs. …
Cubs Insider May 12, 2017

Watch: Willson Contreras Blasts Two Hardest-Hit Homers of Career

Willson Contreras was all over Mike Leake tonight. He started the Cubs’ scoring with the hardest-hit home run of his career, a line drive rope to right field. He followed that by breaking his own personal record on his second home run of the evening. Link to the first homer, as MLB didn’t feel like … The post Watch: Willson Contreras Blasts Two Hardest-Hit Homers of Career appeared first on Cubs Insider.
Sports Mockery May 12, 2017
Willson Contreras Has First Multi-HR Game Of His Career, Smacking 2 Dingers vs. Cardinals

Willson Contreras Has First Multi-HR Game Of His Career, Smacking 2 Dingers vs. Cardinals

Willson Contreras had a big game-tying home run in the season-opener against the St. Louis Cardinals, but the young Chicago Cubs catcher hadn’t produced much power since then. Before Friday night’s game in St. Louis, Contreras last homered on April 22. Facing Mike Leake, Contreras doubled his home run total, cranking out two dingers against
CBS Chicago May 12, 2017
Preview: Cubs-Cardinals

Preview: Cubs-Cardinals

Eddie Butler opposes Mike Leake tonight at Busch Stadium.
The Cub Reporter May 12, 2017
Cubs @ Cardinals: Butler vs Leake (Game 35)

Cubs @ Cardinals: Butler vs Leake (Game 35)

CHC (17-17): RHP Eddie Butler (0-0, —) STL (19-14): RHP Mike Leake (4-1, 1.79) First pitch: 7:15pmCST Now pitching for the Cubs, Theo and Jed’s latest restoration project: Eddie Butler. The 26y/o Virginian was rescued from the Rockies in exchange for RHP James Farris and some change from the Ricketts’ couch in February. In his five starts for Iowa this year, he went 1-0 with a 1.17. In 36 appearances (28 starts) over the last three seasons with Colorado, he was 6-16 with a 6.50 ERA—aka, the Rocky Mountain Way. The Cards are 5-7 against him. Fowler is 1-1 with a HR. Leake gave up...
Leake set to kick off series vs. Cubs

Leake set to kick off series vs. Cubs

Cardinals starter is relieved to be healthy and doing well.
Washington Times Apr 29, 2017

Rain postpones Reds-Cardinals game in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds has been postponed because of rain. No makeup day has been announced and a doubleheader on Sunday has been ruled out. The Cardinals, winners of nine of their past 11, were set to start Mike Leake ...

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