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    Mike Leake has thrown 403 pitches in 4 starts so far.

    http://cincinnati.com/blogs/daughert...ning-line-429/

    M. Leake has thrown 403 pitches in 4 April starts. Thatís a pace that makes me nervous. I wondered last night why he needed to pitch the 7th, but the bad Astros made life easy for him. But at this rate, the kid will not pitch in September. Or shouldnt, if anybodyís interested in his arm.

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    Re: Mike Leake has thrown 403 pitches in 4 starts so far.

    Quote Originally Posted by Redlegs_87 View Post
    http://cincinnati.com/blogs/daughert...ning-line-429/

    M. Leake has thrown 403 pitches in 4 April starts. Thatís a pace that makes me nervous. I wondered last night why he needed to pitch the 7th, but the bad Astros made life easy for him. But at this rate, the kid will not pitch in September. Or shouldnt, if anybodyís interested in his arm.
    Good point. Jocketty had something to say about that (potentially shutting him down in September) in the SI article.
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    Re: Mike Leake has thrown 403 pitches in 4 starts so far.

    At ASU, he had 127 IP frosh year, 121 IP soph year, and 142 IP junior year. Hopefully they will keep an eye on it and not allow him to throw more than 160-180 innings this season. But, it's going to be hard to do that with the way he is pitching.

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    Re: Mike Leake has thrown 403 pitches in 4 starts so far.

    And he was probably throwing 125 or more pitches in a lot of his outings in college. It's obviously important to protect arms, but those college guys' jobs are to win games.

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    Re: Mike Leake has thrown 403 pitches in 4 starts so far.

    If he averages 100 pitches per start on the season, thats not a bad average. Usually guys who average less are because their ERA's are so high. As long as we keep him out of the 110+ territory I am fine. He will have some games where he doesn't have it and probably throws 70-80 pitches and will bring the average down. All in all I would like to see him average about the 93-95 range over the course of the season.

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    Re: Mike Leake has thrown 403 pitches in 4 starts so far.

    403 pitches in 27 2/3 innings isnt all of a big deal. Thats 14 or so pitches per inning which is very good. Something to watch but right now its not a major worry to me.

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    Re: Mike Leake has thrown 403 pitches in 4 starts so far.

    Quote Originally Posted by GIDP View Post
    403 pitches in 27 2/3 innings isnt all of a big deal. Thats 14 or so pitches per inning which is very good. Something to watch but right now its not a major worry to me.

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    Re: Mike Leake has thrown 403 pitches in 4 starts so far.

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan_12 View Post
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    Re: Mike Leake has thrown 403 pitches in 4 starts so far.

    This thread should be more about how studly leake is becoming.

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    Re: Mike Leake has thrown 403 pitches in 4 starts so far.

    This just goes to show you a negative spin can be put on anything, lol.

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    Re: Mike Leake has thrown 403 pitches in 4 starts so far.

    Yeah, add me to the group of people who don't see anything wrong with an avg. of 100 pitches per game. Also everyone brings up that Leake only had 142IP in college but then they forget about the other 30IP he had in the Arizona fall league. All together he had over 170IP last year.
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    Re: Mike Leake has thrown 403 pitches in 4 starts so far.

    he also throws alot of breaking stuff. It's not like Mark Pryor trying to throw 100mph for 120 pitches a game. He's not giving 100% effort on each pitch so I'd say it's ok for him.

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    Re: Mike Leake has thrown 403 pitches in 4 starts so far.

    He's fine. Let the kid pitch, and let him keep doing it effectively...

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    Re: Mike Leake has thrown 403 pitches in 4 starts so far.

    7 IP, 100 pitches, is pretty much an ideal outing. It means a lot of easy innings. Baily is averaging almost 110 pitches in only 5 1/3 innings. Baily is throwing a lot more high stress pitches.

    I think when Leake has a 10 pitch 3 batter inning like the first yesterday, that is going to have very little wear and tear. It is when it gets to about 20 pitches, it starts to wear a guy down. Pitchers could throw a lot more innings, back when high pitch innings were less common.

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    Re: Mike Leake has thrown 403 pitches in 4 starts so far.

    I just posted the article doesn't mean I agree with it.


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