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Giants pitching probables, Aug. 27-29

On deck Thursday vs. Cubs 12:45 p.m. CSNBA Haren (8-8) vs. Bumgarner (15-6) Friday vs. Cardinals 7:15 p.m. Channel: 11 Wacha (15-4) vs. Leake (9-6) Saturday vs. Cardinals 1:05 p.m. CSNBA Lynn (10-8) vs. Vogelsong (9-9) ...

Giants ship Chris Heston to minors — Marlon Byrd arrives, Mike Leake goes Saturday

Giants ship Chris Heston to minors — Marlon Byrd arrives, Mike Leake goes Saturday PITTSBURGH - Chris Heston, who pitched like a No. 2 starter for much of the season but struggled lately, was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Friday. A spot in the rotation had to be cleared because Mike Leake is coming off the disabled list, and the Giants decided Heston was the odd man out. Manager Bruce Bochy said Heston will return to the Giants when roster limits expand to 40 on Sept. 1. With Ryan Vogelsong pitching well his past two starts and Cain coming off a solid start, the Giants had are...
McCovey Chronicles Aug 21, 2015

Chris Heston sent down to make room for Marlon Byrd

Calm down. It's a procedural move, mostly. Chris Heston was sent down to Sacramento to make room for Marlon Byrd. /audience gasps But that's okay! The rosters expand on September 1, and he'll be right back up. Mike Leake will take Heston's spot in the rotation, Matt Cain will get another show-me start, and everything is fine. To be fair, Heston was pitching poorly, but this has more to do with him having options left. In order to get the potential upgrade of Heston over Vogelsong for one start, the Giants would have had to send down Josh Osich for at least 10 days. I'd rather have the...

Mike Leake unavailable — a Giants deja vu?

Leake was placed on the disabled list Aug. 7 with a hamstring strain, exactly four years after Beltran sustained a hand injury that landed him on the DL. The Giants were 26-32 in the 58 games after the trade, but he hit .323 - and much better in 33 games after coming off the DL: .352, seven homers, .406 OBP and .623 slugging. Whether his momentum remains intact from his final four games as a Red (two runs, 30 innings) is another story. Like 2011, the Giants are beaten up, listing three from the rotation and three from the lineup on the DL, excluding Hunter Pence, who’s out with an...

Giants notes: Who goes for Mike Leake, and is Matt Cain's rotation spot safe? Plus Tim Hudson on facing the Beer Batter, an Utley update, etc.

SAN FRANCISCO – The Giants must decide on a pitcher to subtract on Tuesday, when they activate Mike Leake off the disabled list to start at St. Louis. The Giants also must decide whether to keep Matt Cain in the… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Who goes for Mike Leake, and is Matt Cain's rotation spot safe? Plus Tim Hudson on facing the Beer Batter, an Utley update, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.
Cincinnati.com Aug 7, 2015

Giants place Mike Leake on DL

Giants place newly acquired starter Mike Leake on disabled list with hamstring strain        

Giants Splash: Mike Leake to DL — Bruce Bochy hoping for ‘nine completely healthy starts’

CHICAGO - The Giants’ disabled list now includes three starting pitchers. Mike Leake has joined the Tims, Lincecum and Hudson. The Giants placed Leake on the 15-day DL Friday with a strained left hamstring, which was sustained Monday during conditioning drills in Atlanta a day after his Giants debut. Left-handed reliever Josh Osich has rejoined the team filling Leake’s roster spot. Ryan Vogelsong is coming out of the bullpen to make two starts in place of Leake, who was acquired July 30 from the Reds for two minor-leaguers. It’s Leake’s first visit to...
San Jose Mercury News Aug 7, 2015

Giants put Leake on disabled list, call up lefty Josh Osich

Mike Leake, the right-hander obtained by the Giants from Cincinnati at the trade deadline, has a strained hamstring.

Giants put Mike Leake on the disabled list

Mike Leake #13 of the San Francisco Giants steps off the mound in Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/) The San Francisco Giants announced on Friday morning that newly acquired pitcher Mike Leake has been put on the disabled list retroactive to Aug. 3. Leake had already been removed from the rotation after straining his left hamstring during conditioning drills on Monday in Atlanta. “It was actually on my last sprint. I would’ve been done. That’s what sucks the most,” Leake said. “I usually do about 30 minutes of cardio and 20 minutes of sprints.” Leake speculated that he may have...

Giants place Mike Leake on disabled list, recall LHP Josh Osich

CHICAGO – The Giants factored on getting at least 11 starts out of Mike Leake when they acquired him from the Cincinnati Reds. They are forced to punt almost 20 percent of that now. The club placed Leake on the… Continue Reading → The post Giants place Mike Leake on disabled list, recall LHP Josh Osich appeared first on Giants Extra.
McCovey Chronicles Aug 7, 2015

Mike Leake put on DL, Josh Osich called up

Well, at least the Giants don't have too many long relievers now. The Giants gave up one of their top prospects to get Mike Leake, even though Leake was just a rental. And that's okay, see, because those 10 or so starts in the regular season were going to be really, really important. The Giants lost the first Leake start. And it looks like he'll miss at least two starts with a hamstring strain. Those final seven or eight starts had better be humdingers. To replace Leake on the roster, the Giants will call up Josh Osich, who was impressive in his debut last month. With Ryan Vogelsong back in...
San Jose Mercury News Aug 6, 2015

Giants' Leake scratched from start

Trade deadline acquisition Mike Leake suffers hamstring injury

Giants Splash: Mike Leake injured — Ryan Vogelsong in rotation

CHICAGO -- Mike Leake, the Giants’ lone acquisition before the trade deadline, was scratched from Friday night’s start at Wrigley Field because of a strained left hamstring. He’ll be replaced by Ryan Vogelsong, who’ll make his first start since since July 11. Leake felt soreness during conditioning drills in Atlanta and first thought it was a cramp. An MRI showed the strain. Manager Bruce Bochy said he hopes Leake will miss no more than one start. “No guarantee. In a couple of days, we’ll make a call,” said Bochy, who kept...

Giants scratch Mike Leake with hamstring strain, Vogelsong to start Friday at Wrigley

CHICAGO – The Giants considered Mike Leake a huge addition at the trade deadline. After one start, they had to subtract him. Leake will not take his turn on Friday at Wrigley Field. The Giants scratched him because of a… Continue Reading → The post Giants scratch Mike Leake with hamstring strain, Vogelsong to start Friday at Wrigley appeared first on Giants Extra.
Red Reporter Aug 3, 2015

The future is now: Analyzing the Reds' all-rookie rotation

It's hard to pin down another point where the Reds had a team like they have had in 2015. There's still the deluge of veterans, some here temporarily and some for a long time to come, but the Reds pitching staff is kind of unprecedented. After going for it in 2013 and 2014 with one of the best rotations in baseball, the Reds find themselves beginning August of 2015 with 5 rookies in their rotation. Wait, really? 2014 Reds (August) 2015 Reds (August) Johnny Cueto Anthony DeSclafani Mike Leake David Holmberg Mat Latos Michael Lorenzen Homer Bailey Raisel Iglesias Alfredo...

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