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Johnny Cueto | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/15/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 217
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Johnny Cueto struggled on Wednesday, relenting five runs in five innings of work as the Reds fell to the Cardinals.
The right-hander was going for his major league-leading 16th win, but was stopped in his tracks by a potent Cardinals attack. Cueto gave up seven hits and walked four while striking out four on the evening. He is still in the thick of things in the NL Cy Young race, carrying a 15-7 record with a 2.24 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and a 191/53 K/BB ratio. He'll try to rebound against the Cubs at home on Tuesday. Aug 20 - 11:31 PM

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Johnny Cueto pitched eight innings of two-run ball to beat the Rockies on Friday.

Thanks to the Reds scoring a run in the top of the ninth to take a 3-2 lead, Cueto became the year's first 15-game winner. He's won each of his last five starts and gone 7-0 in his last eight outings. How's this for consistency? His highest ERA after any start this season was a 2.18 mark.
Aug 16 - 12:27 AM

Johnny Cueto held the Marlins to two runs over eight innings in Sunday's 7-2 victory.

Cueto served up a solo blast to Giancarlo Stanton in the first and another one to Casey McGehee in the fourth. He was spotless otherwise, yielding just five hits and two walks while striking out nine (though a tip of the tap is needed to Jay Bruce, who robbed Stanton of another longball in the eight). Cueto hasn't allowed more than two runs in any of his last five outings and actually saw his ERA go up one tick to 2.05. He'll try to keep it going next weekend in Colorado.
Aug 10 - 4:39 PM

Johnny Cueto did his best to keep up with the surging Clayton Kershaw in the National League Cy Young race, limiting the Indians to two runs in a complete game win on Tuesday.

Cueto has seven starts and roughly 50 innings on Kershaw, so the race isn't as one-sided as some may believe it to be at the moment. The Reds' right-hander scattered six hits and a pair of walks over his nine innings, striking out six in the process. He owns a fantastic 2.04 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, and a 172/45 K/BB ratio. Cueto will look to continue his dominance when he takes on the Marlins at home on Sunday.
Aug 5 - 9:58 PM

Johnny Cueto hung in tough in a low-scoring game against the Marlins on Thursday, limiting the opposition to one run over seven innings en route to his 12th win in the Reds' 3-1 victory.

Cueto was on the hook for a loss going into the seventh inning, but a fielding error by Jordany Valdespin opened up an opportunity for the Reds to tie the game and then take the lead. Cueto allowed just four hits and a walk while striking out nine. He now sports a 2.05 ERA, a 0.92 WHIP, and a 166/43 K/BB ratio. Cueto will take on the Indians in a road start next Tuesday.
Jul 31 - 10:15 PM

Johnny Cueto fired seven shutout innings Saturday in the Reds' 1-0 blanking of the Nationals.

It was the first win for the Reds in nearly two weeks. Cueto out-dueled Gio Gonzalez, yielding only four hits and striking out nine batters to improve to 11-6 on the season. He has a fantastic 2.08 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, and 157/42 K/BB ratio in 155 2/3 innings. A road start against the Marlins is next.
Jul 26 - 6:43 PM

Johnny Cueto gave up two earned runs in five innings Sunday in the Reds' loss to the Yankees.

Cueto was not at his best, walking four batters, allowing five hits, and needing 112 pitches to get through just five frames as the Reds were swept at Yankee Stadium. The right-hander will try to bounce back next week at home against the Nationals. He owns a 2.18 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, and 148/39 K/BB ratio in 148 2/3 innings this season.
Jul 20 - 4:46 PM

Johnny Cueto finished the first half on a high note, allowing three runs over six innings in a win over the Pirates on Sunday.

Cueto gave up five hits, including a Neil Walker home run, while walking two in the outing. He also struck out seven to run his season total to 141 in 143 2/3 innings. The right-hander is 10-6 with a stellar 2.13 ERA and 0.89 WHIP heading into the All-Star break, and he's won five of his last six decisions.
Jul 13 - 6:38 PM

Johnny Cueto improved to 9-6 on the year after allowing two runs over 6 1/3 innings in a 4-2 win over the Cubs on Tuesday.

A pair of solo homers was the only damage against him. Cueto fanned four and walked one in the victory and now owns a fantastic 2.03 ERA and 134/33 K/BB ratio in 137 2/3 innings across 19 starts this season. He'll try to finish his first half on a high note against the Pirates on Sunday.
Jul 8 - 4:39 PM

Johnny Cueto allowed three earned runs over seven innings Wednesday in a loss to the Padres.

Rene Rivera hit a three-run single in the bottom of the first inning to give the Padres all the runs they'd need in the afternoon victory. Cueto wound up striking out eight batters, but he got zero support from the Cincinnati offense as San Diego starter Tyson Ross delivered his first career shutout. Cueto will get the Cubs at home next.
Jul 2 - 6:08 PM

Johnny Cueto allowed two runs and three hits over 8 1/3 innings in beating the Giants on Friday.

Cueto outpitched Madison Bumgarner to win his third straight decision and move to 8-5 on the season. You know you're having an excellent year when giving up two runs in 8 1/3 innings causes your ERA to rise (1.86 to 1.88).
Jun 28 - 1:25 AM

Johnny Cueto yielded three runs -- one earned -- while striking out eight over eight innings in Sunday's 4-3 victory over the Blue Jays.

He gave up seven hits, walked one batter and hit another. Cueto threw 120 pitches in the outing and suffered a hamstring cramp while running the bases, but he gutted it out to lower his ERA to a league-best 1.86. The right-hander has allowed more than two earned runs in a start just twice all season. He'll try to keep it going next weekend in San Francisco.
Jun 22 - 5:05 PM

Johnny Cueto got the no-decision, allowing two runs over six innings as the Reds defeated the Pirates 6-5 on Tuesday.

The Reds' bullpen was unable to help Cueto earn his seventh win, unfortunately for the right-hander. Cueto allowed seven hits, walked four, and struck out a season-low two batters. On his quest for an NL Cy Young award, Cueto now owns a 1.92 ERA, 0.83 WHIP, and a 111/26 K/BB ratio. He'll match up against the Blue Jays at home in his next start.
Jun 17 - 11:50 PM

Johnny Cueto was untouchable, tossing six shutout innings as he improved to 6-5 in Wednesday's win over the Dodgers.

The right-hander matched a season-high with 12 strikeouts. He also allowed only three hits without issuing a walk. Cueto has looked more human in recent weeks, but it's tough to argue his imperfection with what he did on Wednesday. He owns a jaw-dropping 1.85 ERA, 0.77 WHIP, and 109/22 K/BB ratio in 102 innings, which he'll take into next week's road start against the Padres.
Jun 11 - 10:57 PM

Johnny Cueto took the loss Friday after giving up four runs over five innings against the Phillies.

It was his shortest start of the year. Cueto held the Phillies scoreless over the first three innings, but he gave up three runs in the fourth and a solo homer to Jimmy Rollins in the fifth. His ERA jumped from 1.68 to 1.97 in the loss. He'll look to bounce back next week against the Dodgers.
Jun 6 - 11:03 PM

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2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ramon Santiago
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
2Jack Hannahan
LF1Ryan Ludwick
2Chris Heisey
CF1Billy Hamilton
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3Homer Bailey
4Mike Leake
5Alfredo Simon
6Dylan Axelrod
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