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How new Giants pitcher Mike Leake compares in Cincinnati and on road

Mike Leake 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.
Mike Leake 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. The Associated Press

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:

Home (Cincinnati)Road

34-26

Record

28-21

4.31

ERA

3.43

86 (85)

Games (starts)

82 (78)

1

Complete games

2

516

Innings

5121/3

550

Hits

501

257

Runs

217

247

Earned runs

195

71

HRs allowed

55

133

Walks

127

383

Strikeouts

318

.276

Opp. avg.

.256

.325

Opp. OBP

.305

.449

Opp. SLG

.402

1.32

WHIP

1.27

3

HRs hit

2

Source: baseball-reference.com

BY THE BAY

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.

QUOTABLE

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.”

Matt Kawahara

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