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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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Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Thursday that there is still a chance Johnny Cueto makes his scheduled start against the Padres on Sunday.
Cueto will test out his injured groin by playing catch on Friday. If all goes well, he could be cleared to start as anticipated. The Giants obviously won't risk the right-hander's health if he isn't ready though. Expect an update from the team after his throwing session on Friday. Sep 22 - 8:30 PM

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Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Wednesday that Johnny Cueto (groin) will likely be unable to make his scheduled Sunday start against the Padres.

Cueto was lifted from Tuesday's game against the Dodgers in the bottom of the sixth inning after suffering a Grade 1 left groin strain, which is an injury that typically requires 1-3 weeks of rest and rehab. Bochy is making plans for another (yet to be named) pitcher to start in Cueto's place on Sunday. Jake Peavy, Ty Blach, and Matt Cain are among the candidates who could take the mound for that one. It's possible Cueto will be able to return to the Giants' rotation early next week, but it's not something to bank on.
Sep 21 - 8:28 PM

Johnny Cueto (groin) will undergo an MRI on Wednesday.

Cueto departed Tuesday's start against the Dodgers in the sixth inning with a left groin strain. He initially stayed in but then pulled himself after throwing a couple balls to walk Andrew Toles. Giants beat writers indicated that Cueto seemed upbeat in the clubhouse after the game, but we'll just have to see what the MRI says before we know whether it's possible he can make his next start Sunday in San Diego.
Sep 21 - 2:29 AM

Johnny Cueto has been diagnosed with a left groin strain.

The grade of strain is unknown, but even minor groin strains usually require at least two weeks of rest and rehab for starting pitchers. Cueto suffered the potentially-season-ending injury in the sixth inning of his start Tuesday night against the rival Dodgers, after throwing 5 1/3 shutout innings. He has a 2.79 ERA and 1.08 WHIP in 212 2/3 total innings this year. There should be more information on Cueto's status coming Wednesday and Thursday.
Sep 21 - 12:55 AM

Johnny Cueto left his start Tuesday night against the Dodgers with a groin injury.

Giants general manager Bobby Evans confirmed that to Jim Bowden of ESPN. Cueto suffered the injury in the bottom of the sixth inning, after delivering 5 1/3 innings of shutout ball at Dodger Stadium. Even one missed start is going to be a tough break for the Giants, who are trying to stay alive in the National League Wild Card race with 11 games to play. The exact severity of Cueto's groin injury is unknown.
Sep 21 - 12:40 AM

Johnny Cueto was pulled from his start Tuesday against the Dodgers with an apparent groin injury.

Cueto grabbed at his groin after a pitch to Andrew Toles in the bottom of the sixth inning and a trainer came out to visit. Cueto stayed in the game after three practice pitches, but he never looked quite right and manager Bruce Bochy called for the hook after a wild pitch in the dirt gave Toles a one-out walk. This could be another massive blow for the Giants, who lost Brandon Crawford to a dislocated left pinkie in the second inning of Tuesday's game.
Sep 21 - 12:22 AM

Johnny Cueto was masterful in Thursday's 6-2 win over the Cardinals, surrendering two runs on five hits in a complete game effort.

The Giants have had issues galore with the bullpen of late, but Cueto made sure that wasn't an issue on Thursday. The All-Star right-hander struck out seven and walked one on the evening. Jedd Gyorko managed an RBI single against him in the third inning and Randal Grichuk did likewise in the fourth, but otherwise, the Cards were unable to dent the scoreboard against Cueto. He will carry a 2.86 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 181/42 K/BB ratio (206 1/3 innings) into a road start against the rival Dodgers next time he takes to the mound.
Sep 16 - 12:53 AM

Johnny Cueto turned in another solid outing, limiting the Diamondbacks to two runs in seven innings as the Giants won big 11-3 on Saturday.

He allowed only three hits and two walks while punching out six in the efficient 89-pitch effort. Cueto helped himself at the plate with an RBI-single in the third inning. He is now 15-5 with a 2.90 ERA in 198 1/3 innings in 29 starts. He has been one of the best pitchers in baseball for a long time.
Sep 11 - 12:03 AM

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

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

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