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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
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Johnny Cueto suffered a tough-luck loss in Game 1 of the NLDS on Friday, allowing just one run on three hits over eight strong innings against the Cubs.
Cueto racked up 10 strikeouts in the impressive outing and didn't walk a batter. He went toe-to-toe with Jon Lester, trading zeroes into the eighth inning where Javier Baez launched a full count pitch into the basket in left field for a game-changing home run. Cueto threw 118 pitches in the complete game loss. He'll get the ball again if the Giants wind up forcing a fifth game in the series. Oct 7 - 11:50 PM

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Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that there will be no pitch limits placed on Johnny Cueto or Jeff Samardzija in Wednesday's Wild Card Game.

Madison Bumgarner draws Wednesday's pivotal start. Beyond that, all hands on deck. Bochy said that both Cueto and Samardzija will be available at any point -- he is not necessarily saving them for the later innings. The obvious hope here, though, is that Mad-Bum will be able to give them a lengthy performance, allowing them to rest their arms for a potential NLDS showdown with the Cubs.
Oct 5 - 5:21 PM

Johnny Cueto came through clutch in Thursday's 7-2 win over the Rockies, striking out 11 while allowing two runs over seven innings.

Cueto wasn't unhittable on Thursday -- indeed, he surrendered nine of them -- but he managed to evade trouble on the scoreboard, for the most part. He got his hiccups out of the way early, surrendering an RBI double to Nolan Arenado and an RBI triple to David Dahl in the first inning. From that point onward, he posted goose eggs. In his first year with the Giants, Cueto has pitched to a 2.79 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 198/45 K/BB ratio over 219 2/3 innings. He allowed more than two runs in just three of his final 10 starts.
Sep 30 - 1:32 AM

Johnny Cueto (groin) has been cleared to start Thursday at home against the Rockies.

Cueto suffered a mild groin strain in his September 20 start at Dodger Stadium, but he made it through a bullpen session Tuesday without issue and was given the go-ahead to pitch Thursday by San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy. It could be a very important game for the Wild Card-hunting Giants.
Sep 27 - 7:58 PM

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

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