Re: Leake: Always giving up early runs
Final: Washington 7, Reds 6. Damn. Together, Leake and Baker snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
Why wasn't Chapman still pitching in the 11th? Why was JJ Hoover in again? Surely Chapman can do two innings in a tight game that would have ensured a series win. I know the Reds want to closely watch Chapman's innings, but this quick pitching change is a little extreme under these game and bullpen circumstances. If he can't do an occasional, two-inning stint, why is Chapman even the closer?
Also, apparently, 44 of the Reds' 97 victories in 2012 were come-from-behind wins. I wonder how many of those were Leake starts?
A crappy job, Baker and Leake.