Buster Olney’s latest column is up, and it focuses on Mike Leake. He has a nice look at what Reds scouting director Chris Buckley was thinking when he drafted Leake, as well as this:
From ESPN Stats & Information: Why Leake won on Saturday.
1. He had his highest percentage of pitches thrown in the strike zone all season (60 percent).
2. He had his first start all year with no walks.
3. Nats hitters were 1-for-12 with runners on base.
Good stuff, and worth a read before today’s game.