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Mike Leake employs new strategy of pitching excellently - A Hunt and Peck

The bold move appears to be paying off. St. Louis --  After signing a five year, $80 million contract with the St. Louis Cardinals in the winter, Mike Leake found himself off to a rough start with the team he is slated to be with until 2020. In his first six starts he surrendered twenty-three runs and struck out only twenty-two batters. In his last two starts he has stuck out twenty-one. Only Leake and Bob Gibson have pitched back-to-back games where they have struck out ten and walked no one for the Cardinals. "I just thought, you know, maybe I should start pitching excellently and see...
Red Reporter Jul 10, 2016

Amir Garrett throws two scoreless innings in MLB Futures Game

A solid overall showing by the talented lefty. Amir Garrett returned to the MLB Futures Game for a second consecutive year, and the 24 year old lefty flashed his enviable talent in two scoreless innings of work on Sunday night. The #4 prospect in the Cincinnati Reds system according to MLBPipeline.com threw 32 pitches total, facing the minimum number (six) of World Team hitters in the process.  He walked two (both on 3-2 counts with change-ups that just missed the zone), but induced ground-ball double plays to get out of both innings unscathed.  His fastball touched 96 mph at its best...

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