Cueto (2-2) gave up seven runs on eight hits and three walks over 4.1 innings in a loss to the Rockies on Monday. He struck out four. Cueto also hit a batter, and the 12 baserunners he allowed were too much for him to overcome when he didn't have his best stuff. He threw 59 of his 97 pitches for strikes. The right-hander has given up at least six runs in three of his last five starts to end the year in poor form. He now has a 5.53 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 52:25 K:BB across 57 innings and 11 starts this year. Cueto lines up for his last start of the regular season Saturday versus the Padres.
Cueto will start Monday against the Rockies instead of Sunday against the Athletics as originally scheduled, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports. Cueto reportedly isn't injured, but the Giants felt that he needed a bit more time before his next outing. The decision means he'll have a chance to have a two-start week in the final week of the season, assuming he pitches one more time against the Padres next weekend.
Cueto (2-1) took the loss Sunday in Game 1 of a doubleheader versus the Padres, allowing six runs (four earned) on seven hits and three walks over 5.1 innings. He struck out two. Cueto wasn't great in this contest, and he received no help from the Giants' offense or defense. It's the fourth time in 10 starts Cueto has allowed four or more runs. He's posted a 4.78 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 48 strikeouts over 52.2 innings this season. The right-hander lines up to take on the Athletics on Saturday.
Cueto will start Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Padres, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Cueto was scheduled to start Friday before the game was postponed due to a positive test for COVID-19 from the Giants, but that result has since been declared a false positive. The veteran right-hander has a 4.56 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 46:19 K:BB through 47.1 innings this season.
Cueto's scheduled start Friday was postponed after a member of the Giants tested positive for COVID-19, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Friday's contest was postponed just before first pitch as a result of the positive COVID-19 test. The Giants haven't announced who tested positive, and the team hasn't yet performed contact tracing. It's unclear when the Giants will return to play.