Cueto said he'd be ready to pitch Sunday on two days rest if called upon, the San Jose Mercury News' Andrew Baggarly reports. He was brilliant in Thursday's start against the Rockies, giving up two runs on nine hits and a walk while striking out 11 over seven innings to pick up his 18th win of the season. The Giants are currently tied with the Mets for the two NL wild card spots, with the Cardinals one game behind. Ideally the Giants would be able to save Cueto for the wild card game, but it's possible he could be used in some fashion Sunday if a playoff spot is hanging in the balance.
Cueto (groin) has been confirmed as Thursday's starter against the Rockies. This was expected but Cueto's inclusion in the lineup provided final confirmation that he will start opposite Jon Gray. Prior to leaving his last start with a groin strain, Cueto gave up eight hits but zero runs over 5.1 frames, lowering his September ERA to 1.59.
Cueto (groin) will start Thursday against the Rockies, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports. The right-hander was forced to miss Sunday's start due to a Grade 1 groin strain. However, Cueto made it through his bullpen session Tuesday without issue and has been cleared to toe the rubber Thursday. He has been dominant in three starts against the Rockies so far this season (one at Coors Field), allowing just two earned runs while striking out 16 in 23.1 innings.
Cueto will test his strained left groin muscle in a throwing session Tuesday and could start Thursday against Colorado, Chris Haft of Big News Network reports. "As soon as we can get him out there, he'll be out there," said manager Bruce Bochy. Cueto suffered a strained groin muscle in his last start Tuesday and missed Sunday's scheduled start. It sounds like he'll make one more start at some point the final week if healthy.
Cueto (groin) will not start Sunday against the Padres, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports. The Giants were holding out hope that Cueto could take Sunday's turn but evidently the groin is still presenting issues. Ty Blach will toe the rubber in the series finale against San Diego in place of Cueto. Manager Bruce Bochy suggested earlier this week that Cueto could move back to early next week if he were deemed unavailable for Sunday.