Originally Posted by jojo
Mike Leake pitched like Mike Leake.
I know what you're saying, but I think you're missing my point.
He's normally more of a ground ball pitcher and he usually has better control and throws a higher percentage of strikes. This game he was missing his spots regularly and was having a difficult time throwing strikes. So when he was forced to throw one, it was down the middle and they either hit it hard or were able to hit it in the air. I'm not saying Leake's great or anything, but that was not the "norm" from Mike. The end results may have been Leake-like, but how they were achieved were not. He got very lucky in this game to not have a MUCH worse line.