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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 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

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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

Johnny Cueto surrendered two runs and three hits over eight innings Friday against the Dodgers.

Cueto was matched up against Clayton Kershaw, so two runs in eight innings wasn't good enough to get him a win. Still, he did match Kershaw pitch-for-pitch, if not strikeout-for-strikeout (he had eight to Kershaw's 13). Cueto is 9-1 with a 2.16 ERA.
Jun 11 - 1:26 AM

Despite five walks, Johnny Cueto allowed only an unearned run over six innings in beating the Cardinals on Friday.

Cueto wasn't quite himself tonight -- he had just one strikeout to go along with all of the walks -- but the Cardinals couldn't break through against him or against the five relievers that followed him in the game. Cueto moved to 9-1 with a 2.16 ERA.
Jun 4 - 12:31 AM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy expects Johnny Cueto (side, back) to make his next start.

Cueto felt some discomfort in his right side and back Sunday during his six-inning start against the Rockies, but it doesn't sound like anything serious. He is lined up to take the mound Friday night in St. Louis.
May 30 - 12:00 PM

Johnny Cueto earned his eighth victory of the season on Sunday, allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits over six innings against the Rockies at Coors Field.

The right-hander punched out five while walking two in the contest. He has been everything that the Giants could have hoped for thus far, registering a 2.31 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 72/14 K/BB ratio across 81 2/3 innings. He'll look to keep things rolling when he takes on Cardinals in St. Louis on Friday.
May 29 - 9:31 PM

Johnny Cueto pitched a two-hit shutout Monday against the Padres to improve to 7-1 on the season.

There's no telling whether his elbow will hold up for the long haul, but Cueto is an elite hurler again following that rough spell in Kansas City. Evading the home run ball has always been his strongest suit, and now that he's in a pitcher's park, rather than hitter friendly Cincinnati, he's doing better than ever, serving up just two long balls in 75 2/3 innings to date this year.
May 24 - 1:27 AM

Johnny Cueto went the distance for the Giants on Wednesday, allowing one run and four hits in a victory over the Padres.

After a rough go of it during the regular season for the Royals following last year's trade, Cueto is back pitching now like he did as a Red; he's 6-1 with a 2.70 ERA after nine starts. The complete game was his second of the year and 14th ever. A juicy rematch with the Padres is next.
May 19 - 1:05 AM

Johnny Cueto had it working in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Diamondbacks, striking out nine and allowing just two runs over eight innings.

Cueto scattered eight hits and walked two on the evening. The Diamondbacks dinged him for solitary runs in the first and sixth innings, but he otherwise limited the damage. With the win, he improved to 5-1. In addition to that fine total of victories, Cueto holds a 2.97 ERA, 1.16 WHIP. and 53/10 K/BB ratio over 57 2/3 innings. He will take those numbers on the road for a date with the Padres next week.
May 13 - 12:57 AM

Johnny Cueto blanked the Rockies for 8 1/3 innings Saturday but settled for a no-decision in the game.

Cueto scattered eight hits and a walk, striking out three, but he was matched every step of the way by Rockies starter Jon Gray. He settled instead for his second-best outing of the season, a nice bounce-back after allowing six runs his last time out. In all, Cueto is 4-1 with a 3.02 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 44/8 K/BB ratio over 50 2/3 innings of work. He'll seek similar success, albeit with a better result, Thursday at the Diamondbacks.
May 7 - 8:30 PM

Johnny Cueto was lit up by his former team for six runs over five innings but escaped with a no-decision in Monday's 9-6 win over the Reds.

Cueto cruised through the first two frames but was then ambushed for six runs in the third, giving up six hits and a couple walks along the way. The righty pitched well other than the one very bad inning and finished the night with eight strikeouts. He's whiffed 41 over 42 1/3 frames on the year. Cueto faces the Rockies at home this weekend.
May 2 - 11:15 PM

Johnny Cueto posted his best start of the season in Tuesday's 1-0 win over the Padres, striking out 11 on his way to pitching a complete game shutout.

Cueto scattered seven hits while walking one. The 11 strikeouts were a season-high for the Giants' prized free agent acquisition and with the win he improved to 4-1. Any concerns that his somewhat lackluster pitching with Royals after the trade deadline last season might carry over to 2016 have been largely squashed. Cueto now holds a 2.65 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 33/5 K/BB ratio over 37 1/3 innings. Up next on his docket is a road date with the familiar Reds.
Apr 27 - 1:20 AM

Johnny Cueto lost for the first time as a Giant after allowing three runs in seven innings on Thursday.

It looked like Cueto and the Giants were in great position when Shelby Miller exited with another hand injury, but the offense did nothing against Tyler Wagner, leading to Cueto's first loss in four starts. He has a 3.49 ERA to date.
Apr 21 - 7:07 PM

Johnny Cueto won his third game of the season on Saturday night versus the Dodgers, throwing 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball and striking out seven.

Cueto threw the ball well throughout Saturday's game and now has a 19-to-4 strikeout-to-walk ratio through 21 1/3 innings to begin the year. He didn't allow a single fly-ball out on the night and only gave up five baserunners. He was in control. Cueto owns a 3.38 ERA through three starts and will next put his winning streak on the line against the Diamondbacks at home in San Francisco.
Apr 17 - 12:56 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Trevor Brown
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
3Ramiro Pena
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Matt Duffy
2Conor Gillaspie
LF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
3Jarrett Parker
CF1Denard Span
RF1Hunter Pence
2Mac Williamson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Jake Peavy
5Matt Cain
6Albert Suarez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Javier Lopez
4Hunter Strickland
5George Kontos
6Josh Osich
7Cory Gearrin
8Derek Law
9Chris Stratton