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Johnny Cueto | Starting Pitcher | #47

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/15/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / UDFA / CIN
Contract: view contract details

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Johnny Cueto was up-and-down in Tuesday's loss to the Diamondbacks, surrendering four runs on five hits over 4 2/3 innings.
Cueto simply could not find the strike zone. He walked four and threw just 52 of his 89 pitches for strikes. All four runs on his line came home in the fifth inning. The veteran ace will look for sharper results when he takes his 2.98 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 163/38 K/BB ratio (184 1/3 innings) into a potentially trying road showdown with the Cubs next time he toes the rubber. Aug 31 - 1:36 AM

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Johnny Cueto took the loss in a 1-0 game Wednesday against the Dodgers.

Cueto pitched six innings and gave up a homer to Justin Turner in the fourth as the only damage. Cueto fell to 1-3 since the All-Star break after finishing the first half 13-1. He hasn't been that bad, though; he has a 3.91 ERA and a 43/10 K/BB ratio in his eight starts since the break.
Aug 25 - 1:09 AM

Johnny Cueto fired seven innings of one-run ball in an 8-1 win over the Mets on Friday.

Cueto came into Friday’s game with a 5.55 over his last four starts, so this was nice to see. Of course, it helped that he was facing the scuffling Mets. He struck out only two batters, but didn’t walk anyone and the only mistake was a long solo homer to Curtis Granderson in the second inning. Cueto will try to build off this one when he faces the Dodgers in a critical NL West showdown next week in Los Angeles.
Aug 20 - 1:28 AM

Johnny Cueto surrendered three earned runs over 6 2/3 innings Sunday in a no-decision versus the Orioles.

Cueto was pitching pretty well until the top of the seventh inning, when the Orioles began their big seven-run comeback. He gave up eight hits total and one walk while striking out four. The right-hander will carry a 2.97 ERA into his next start at home versus the Mets.
Aug 14 - 7:33 PM

Johnny Cueto was touched up for five runs over five innings but took a no-decision in Monday's 8-7 extra-innings win over the Marlins.

Cueto at least struck out five while issuing just one walk, but he gave up six hits -- including back-to-back home runs in the fifth inning -- while also hitting a batter. The veteran right-hander has been hit-or-miss over his last eight starts, mixing in a couple gems but also allowing at least four runs on five occasions. He'll try to bounce back on Sunday versus the Orioles.
Aug 9 - 1:06 AM

Johnny Cueto struck out 10 batters in 7 2/3 innings but was charged with four runs and took a no-decision against the Phillies on Wednesday.

He gave up seven hits and issued only one free pass. Two of the hits sailed over the fence in the seventh inning after he had sailed through the first six frames unscathed. His record holds at 13-3 with a stellar 2.73 ERA and 1.06 WHIP. He has 141 strikeouts and 31 walks in 155 innings.
Aug 3 - 11:55 PM

Johnny Cueto failed to provide length in Thursday's loss to the Nationals, allowing three runs on eight hits over five innings.

Strange night for Cueto, who struck out just three and walked two on the evening. Those low numbers would outwardly seem to lend toward a lower pitch count, but Cueto had already thrown 101 pitches (63 strikes) by the time he was relieved of duty before the start of the sixth inning. Since the Giants booted back up after the All-Star break, the ace has surrendered eight runs on 20 hits in three starts (16 innings). He has allowed at least three earned runs in five of his last seven outings. Despite a bit of a slowdown since a hot start, he owns a 2.63 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 131/30 K/BB ratio over 147 1/3 innings for the season as a whole. A road showdown with the Phillies shows next on his schedule.
Jul 29 - 1:47 AM

Johnny Cueto allowed just one unearned run over six innings Saturday in a no-decision versus the Yankees.

San Francisco wound up winning in 12 innings. The one run Cueto surrendered came on a Mark Teixeira single in the bottom of the fourth inning, when a Mac Williamson fielding error allowed Didi Gregorius to score. Cueto struck out nine and walked just one. He stands 13-2 with a 2.53 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and 128/28 K/BB ratio in 142 1/3 innings this season.
Jul 23 - 8:41 PM

Johnny Cueto suffered his second loss of the season on Sunday, surrendering four runs on six hits over five-plus innings against the Padres in San Diego.

He was victimized by the longball on Sunday, Matt Kemp and Christian Bethancourt blasting solo homers in the fourth inning. Cueto had been dominant against the Padres all season, so his rough outing on Sunday certainly took fantasy owners by surprise. Perhaps he was still feeling a bit under the weather after battling the flu all week. He'll look to get back in the win column on Sunday against the Yankees in New York.
Jul 17 - 11:03 PM

Johnny Cueto was charged with three earned runs in 1 2/3 innings Tuesday as the National League fell to the American League in the 2016 MLB All-Star Game.

Cueto worked around a Mike Trout single for a scoreless first inning, but he served up a solo homer to Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer in the second inning and then a two-run shot to Royals catcher Salvador Perez just a few minutes later. Revenge of the former teammates. Cueto can shake this off and aim toward a big second half. He registered a stellar 2.47 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 115/24 K/BB ratio over 131 1/3 innings for San Francisco in the first half.
Jul 12 - 11:31 PM

Johnny Cueto will start the 2016 All-Star Game for the National League.

National League manager Terry Collins made the announcement Monday in San Diego, where the MLB All-Star Game will be played Tuesday night. Cueto went nine innings in his last start Wednesday versus the Rockies and boasts a 2.47 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 115/24 K/BB ratio through 131 1/3 innings this season. He's been everything the Giants could have wanted when they signed him to a $130 million free agent contract this winter.
Jul 11 - 1:40 PM

Johnny Cueto went the distance and earned his 13th win as the Giants topped the Rockies 5-1 on Wednesday.

Cueto struck out eight in his fourth complete game of the season. He's the only National Leaguer with 13 victories and the only major league with four complete games. His next appearance will come in San Diego at the All-Star Game.
Jul 7 - 1:06 AM

Johnny Cueto surrendered six earned runs over six innings Sunday in the Giants' win over the Phillies.

It was his second-worst outing in a Giants uniform, but San Francisco's offense exploded for 16 hits and eight runs to salvage the victory and take two of three games in the weekend series. Cueto gave up eight hits, including two doubles and an Odubel Herrera home run. He watched his ERA rise from 2.06 to 2.42.
Jun 26 - 7:41 PM

Johnny Cueto cruised to his 11th victory of the season on Tuesday, limiting the Pirates to one run on four hits over 6 2/3 innings.

Cueto punched out six on the night while walking one. The Giants staked him to an early seven-run lead and Cueto did his part by getting a lot of easy outs. He has been outstanding for the Giants this season, compiling an 11-1 record, 2.06 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 96/21 K/BB ratio across 109 1/3 innings. He'll take on the Phillies his next time out at home on Sunday.
Jun 22 - 12:01 AM

Johnny Cueto was marvelous in Wednesday's 10-1 win over the Brewers, striking out nine and allowing just one run over seven innings.

Cueto scattered seven hits and walked one on the afternoon. An infield RBI single off the bat of Alex Pressley in the fifth inning would be the only blemish on his line. For the season, the 30-year-old right-hander holds a 2.10 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 90/20 K/BB ratio across 102 2/3 innings. He is off to a 10-1 start and will look for win No. 11 in a road date with the Pirates next time out.
Jun 15 - 7:03 PM

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