San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Mike Leake has a strained hamstring. He was placed on the disabled list on August 7, per the team.

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MRI Reveals Leake’s Strain

Thursday, Aug. 6

According to the Bay Area News Group’s Andrew Baggarly, Leake was scratched from his scheduled start against the Chicago Cubs on August 7 after an MRI revealed a “mild left hamstring strain.”

The Giants acquired Leake from the Cincinnati Reds before the trade deadline on July 31 for two minor leaguers in order to bolster their rotation, which was especially needed after a struggling Tim Hudson hit the 15-day disabled list a day after they made the deal.         

Looking to add support to Madison Bumgarner and Chris Heston in the rotation, Leake’s numbers leading up to his trade were too good to pass up for the Giants, per ESPN Stats & Info:

After losing his first start with the Giants in which he went 6.1 innings and allowed two runs on eight hits against the Texas Rangers, Leake is now 9-6 with a 3.52 ERA in 2015. 

The right-hander’s hot hand is needed for a Giants team that sits 2.5 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers for the National League West while leading those Cubs, the team that Leake will now miss, by half a game. 

Ryan Vogelsong will be the spot starter on Friday, according to Baggarly. The 38-year-old is 7-7 in 2015 with a 4.16 ERA and 15 home runs allowed; he’ll be up against a young Cubs team that is capable of plenty of pop on offense with young stars such as Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant. 


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