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    Re: Is Mike Leake the ace of the rotation?

    Leake is an ace if you define the analagous "flying ace" as "only pilot who has yet to crash his plane into a mountain." If that is how "Reds' ace" is defined, then yes.
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    Re: Is Mike Leake the ace of the rotation?

    Roger Craig with his record of 10-24 with a 4.51 ERA was considered the ace of the 62' Mets.

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    Re: Is Mike Leake the ace of the rotation?

    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor View Post
    Leake is an ace if you define the analagous "flying ace" as "only pilot who has yet to crash his plane into a mountain." If that is how "Reds' ace" is defined, then yes.
    Was Ted Striker an ace?

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    Re: Is Mike Leake the ace of the rotation?

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    Was Ted Striker an ace?

    Now George Zip--he was an ace!
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    Re: Is Mike Leake the ace of the rotation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Klu View Post
    Now George Zip--he was an ace!
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    Re: Is Mike Leake the ace of the rotation?

    Is he the ace yet?

    7 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K -- ERA on the year is 3.25.

    Also had 1 hit tonight (batting average is now .400).

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    Re: Is Mike Leake the ace of the rotation?

    Obviously he's eventually going to run into trouble, but I am incredibly impressed with Leake. And I'd rather he take those inevitable lumps in the big leagues than toil in AAA.
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    Re: Is Mike Leake the ace of the rotation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    Obviously he's eventually going to run into trouble, but I am incredibly impressed with Leake. And I'd rather he take those inevitable lumps in the big leagues than toil in AAA.
    When he runs into trouble, though, I have a feeling it won't be the kind of trouble folks in Reds' land are accustomed to. This kid has so much poise, so much moxy that it almost feels like he can work himself out of jams others typically can't.

    I just love how he's around the plate. Love his movement. Love the heavy balls he throws. Kid is a pitcher.
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    Re: Is Mike Leake the ace of the rotation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp View Post
    When he runs into trouble, though, I have a feeling it won't be the kind of trouble folks in Reds' land are accustomed to. This kid has so much poise, so much moxy that it almost feels like he can work himself out of jams others typically can't.

    I just love how he's around the plate. Love his movement. Love the heavy balls he throws. Kid is a pitcher.
    All good, I think he's as much a player as a pitcher. His bat, defense, and baserunning will be factors in many wins this year as well.
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    Re: Is Mike Leake the ace of the rotation?

    Don't really know what an "Ace" is but if the Reds had to win one game, I'd hope they had Leake pitching.
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    Re: Is Mike Leake the ace of the rotation?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNext44 View Post
    Don't really know what an "Ace" is but if the Reds had to win one game, I'd hope they had Leake pitching.
    Strange to say, but I completely agree with you. I hope this changes later in the season. I don't want Leake to falter, but I want some of the other starters to give him more competition for the distinction.
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    Re: Is Mike Leake the ace of the rotation?

    He pitched a gem tonight. He did get into a bit of trouble in the 5th inning, but prior to that, he had retired 13 Astros in a row. Yeah yeah, the Astros aren't the best team in the league, but 13 in a row against major league hitters is super impressive.

    I'd like to know the last time another Reds pitcher retired 13 in a row.

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    Re: Is Mike Leake the ace of the rotation?

    Leake is very impressive. In addition to the solid 2 BB/5 K he posted tonight, he had a 11 GO/4 FO ratio. I love that he keeps the ball on the ground (I just wish Dusty would start Janish at SS on days when Leake pitches). He's pitch efficient, he fields his position well, and he can swing the bat. I can't wait to watch him pitch in person.
    Last edited by OnBaseMachine; 04-29-2010 at 12:40 AM.
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    Re: Is Mike Leake the ace of the rotation?

    regardless of pitchability and all that, Leake's stuff was flat out impressive tonight. The way he was tailing that 90MPH sinker back over the outside corner to righties was disgusting.

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    Re: Is Mike Leake the ace of the rotation?

    From Fay:

    “Except for that one inning, it was good,” Leake said. “I tried to do too much that inning. (Ramon Hernandez) called a good game. The offense did its job. It was a good all-round game.”

    Leake, 2-0 with a 3.25 ERA, has made the adjustment from pitching in the PAC 10 for Arizona State to pitching in the National League for the Reds look ridiculously easy.

    “There’s always adjustments in baseball,” he said. “These guys have helped me, bringing me along, making it easier for me.”
    http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/201...d-leake-again/
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