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Friday, June 19, 2009
Leake's night is finished; score still tied at 2-2

OMAHA, Neb. -- Mike Leake's night is finished. The Arizona State starter went six innings on two days' rest and has been replaced by reliever Mitchell Lambson with the score still tied at 2-2 heading into the bottom of the seventh.

The official scorekeeper found another pitch for Leake, so his total is now 86 on the night. Here is the final inning-by-inning look at Leake's pitch count:

-- First inning: 16 pitches (10 strikes)

-- Second inning: 13 pitches (11 strikes)

-- Third inning: 12 pitches (8 strikes)

-- Fourth inning: 13 pitches (9 strikes)

-- Fifth inning: 21 pitches (12 strikes)

-- Sixth inning: 11 pitches (7 strikes)

-- Total pitches: 86 (57 strikes)

It was a gutty performance to say the least, although you have to wonder whether it was the best thing, considering his future (and his future earning potential) in the Cincinnati Reds organization.