Game 133: Reds @ Astros (8:05 EDT). Mike Leake vs. Abad pitcher.

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Cincinnati Reds
@ Houston Astros

Friday, Aug 31, 2012, 8:05 PM EDT
Minute Maid Park

Mike Leake vs Fernando Abad

Coverage

TV: FSO-HD. FSH-HD; RADIO: WLW, KTRH, KLAT; WEB: MLB.tv, Gameday Audio, Gameday

Weather

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to left field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 85.

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See how many Houston Astros you can name. You have 30 seconds. I think Craig Biggio retired. I'm pretty sure. No, I'm not going to look it up. I have to find Mike Leake's SIERA.

Mike Leake is not going to start a playoff game, unless something weird happens. But he's better than his ERA shows, if you buy into his peripherals, his track record and his potential. He'll also be on the playoff roster, which could always have him pitching (or hitting) in a very important moment, especially in an extra-inning affair.

He still has a chance to tune-up and be a fail safe for the top guys in the rotation.

Mike Leake
Stats Fernando Abad
4.51 (94)
ERA (ERA+) 3.62 (112)
1.325
WHIP 1.500
3.19
K/BB 2.67
4.08
FIP 4.45
3.67
xFIP 4.05
3.88
SIERA 3.55
151.2
IP 27.1

LINEUPS

REDS

Zack Cozart (R) SS
Chris Heisey (R) CF
Brandon Phillips (R) 2B
Ryan Ludwick (R) LF
Jay Bruce (L) RF
Todd Frazier (R) 1B
Scott Rolen (R) 3B
Dioner Navarro (S) C
Mike Leake (R) P

ASTROS

Jose Altuve (R) 2B
Tyler Greene (R) SS
Brett Wallace (L) 1B
Jason Castro (L) C
Jimmy Paredes (S) RF
Fernando Martinez (L) LF
Matt Dominguez (R) 3B
Brandon Barnes (R) CF
Fernando Abad (L) P

Bullpen Log

Reliever 8/26 8/27 8/28 8/29 8/30 5 day totals
Aroldis Chapman
1.0, 12p 1.0, 14p
-
2.0 IP, 26 pitches
Sean Marshall 0.2, 20p 1.0, 18p

-
1.2 IP, 38 pitches
Jonathan Broxton
1.0, 12p 1.0, 15p
-
2.0 IP, 27 pitches
Jose Arredondo 1.0, 26p

1.0, 20p
-
2.0 IP, 46 pitches
Sam LeCure 1.1, 20p


-
1.1 IP, 20 pitches
J.J. Hoover



1.0, 15p
- 1.0 IP, 15 pitches
Alfredo Simon



-
0 IP, 0 pitches
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