Re: 8/20/2012 Reds at Phillies
Have to say that I think Leake has pitched very poorly tonight.
I'm a fan, and he's only allowed three, but all three runs were preventable.
All three runs with two outs. Two knocked in by Ryan Howard with Mayberry on deck. Why give hittable pitches to Howard with Mayberry on deck and two outs?
Then he allows a homer to Kratz. Eighth hitter, Halladay on deck.
Why throw a gopher ball to Kratz when the pitcher is up next, two outs, nobody on?
I assume this is just a lack of command by Leake, but when you pitch like Leake, you need to have command or you shouldn't be in the rotation.
I've been a fan of Leake, but very poor pitching tonight.