Close only counts in....
Reds are 6-12 in 1-run games.
Their 12 losses are most in MLB. Next closest is 9 (Pittsburgh/Houston).
48.6% of Reds games this season have been 1-run games.
60.0% of Reds losses (12 of 20) have been 1-run
Reds total of 18 1-run games is 2nd most in MLB, to Pittsburgh's 20 (11-9).

No Leake here

CINCINNATI, OH - MAY 13: Mike Leake #44 of the Cincinnati Reds pours water over his head in between innings of the game against the San Diego Padres at Great American Ball Park on May 13, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Padres won 2-1. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Chris Welsh called Mike Leake the most underrated pitcher in the NL.
It would be hard to disagree. Leake is 26 years and his career record is 44-32 3.91.
Leake continues to mature and evolve, getting more ground balls than ever before (102/77) and using fewer pitches. His 13.6 pitches per inning this year is 3rd best in MLB.
Look at Leake's trends over the last 2+ years.
ERA: 4.58, 3.37, 3.09
WHIP: 1.35, 1.25, 0.99
H/9: 10.1, 9.0, 7.3
XBH%: 10.2, 7.4, 6.1
ERA+: 90, 115, 119
HR/9: 1.3, 1.0, 0.9
BA: .287, .263, .224
OBP: .326, .311, .273
Pitches/inning: 15.2, 15.1, 13.6
Consider the potential money Leake is looking at into the future. He's making $5.93M this year. He will face arbitration for a 3rd time this coming offseason and would become a free agent after age 28.
Career stats HERE

CINCINNATI, OH - MAY 13: Chase Headley #7 of the San Diego Padres rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the ninth inning against Aroldis Chapman #54 of the Cincinnati Reds during the game at Great American Ball Park on May 13, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Padres won 2-1. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)



Final:  Padres 2 Reds 1 Boxscore
Chase Headley homered off Aroldis Chapman in the 9th (video) to break a 1-1 tie and hand the Reds another one run loss.
*Per Baseball Prospectus: 1st time an opponent has won at GABP with 3 hits or fewer. Reds had accomplished that in games in 2004 and 2005.
*Another 1-run 6-12....most 1-run losses MLM
*Reds 6th loss allowing 2 runs or fewer this year......
*Reds offense scored 1 or less for 8th time (1-7).
*Reds 17-20, 7 back of Milwaukee in NL Central. Only 4 teams in MLB more games out of 1st place.
*Votto and Phillips on 6 times=0 runs.
*Padres managed 3 hits, 2 runs and won the game.
*Mike Leake: 8 IN, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K, retired 14 of last 15..2 hits were to Seth Smith.
*Leake's  8th time in 8 starts pitching into 7th inning or beyond.
*Reds have lost five-straight games started by Leake. 
*He allowed a season-low 2 hits in 8.0 innings of work. It's the first time in his career he has allowed two hits or fewer in a start of at least 7.0 innings.
*Ludwick reached base by catchers interference in the sixth inning for the third time this season. Catcher's interference has been called 12 times in MLB this year. Reds batters lead with 3. Ludwick has been involved all 3 times. Pete Rose is MLB's all-time leader in reaching base by catcher's interference with 28. Julian Javier/Dale Berra 2nd with 18.
*SD SP Andrew Cashner: 7 IN, 7 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 6 K.
*BP: 3 hits and 3 really nice plays in field. BP has hits in eight of his last 10 games (.368/14-for-38).
*Joey Votto was out on attempted 2-out bunt against shift with Phillips on 1st?
*Todd Frazier 12-game hit streak.
*Heisey not taking advantage of opportunity. 3 for 18 since Bruce injury. In 13 starts this season: .212-.255-.250-.505, 0 RBI in 52 AB.
*Glove work: The Reds have gone 8 straight games without an error. They have just 12 errors for season, fewest in MLB.
*The 5 position players on the Reds bench last night were a combined 19-115, a .165 average. Skip Schumaker is the only player batting above .190. (From Jeff)
*Play of night: Evereth Cabrera barehand throw out of Billy Hamilton.
*Anything more exciting than a Hamilton triple?

B1: Billy Hamilton leadoff triple, scored on Phillips RBI 1B, 1-0 Reds, Votto roped one off RF wall, gunned down trying to stretch to double.
T4: Jedd Gyorko sac fly scored Seth Smith, 1-1
T9: Chase Headley HR off Chapman 99 mph fastball, 2-1 Padres.
Missed chance:
Reds 1-for-9 w/RISP, 8 LOB.
B4: Frazier no out 2B in 4th, never moved.
B6: Phillips leadoff 2B, Votto 1B, Frazier fly out advanced BP to 3rd, Ludwick catcher's interference, Heisey FC, Cozart popup 1B....
Injury updates on Latos, Bruce and Mesoraco.
Tonight: Cueto vs Kennedy.

Stat of day
Listener Jeff
Aroldis Chapman HR's allowed in his Reds career:
First 154.0 Innings pitched:  7 HR.  1 every 22.0 Innings.
Last  46.2 Innings pitched:   7 HR.  1 every  6.2 Innings.
Stat of the day II


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