After trading for Mike Leake on Thursday, Giants general manager Bobby Evans said the team hopes the move to AT&T Park will be good for the starting pitcher. The 27-year-old right-hander has spent his career pitching home games at hitter-friendly Great American Ball Park but now will benefit from Triples Alley and the damp night air in San Francisco. Leake’s career numbers in Cincinnati vs. on the road:
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Leake has good career numbers at AT&T Park: In five games (four starts), he is 4-0 with a 2.59 ERA. He has allowed nine runs and 35 hits in 311/3 innings with 27 strikeouts.
Evans on acquiring Leake: “It’s just a good fit for us in terms of getting a control pitcher who’s not going to overpower guys but who’s going to be able to go out there and be consistent and give us a chance to win every day he goes out.”