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.
Cueto allowed two runs on seven hits and three walks over 5.2 innings Sunday, striking out seven in the win over Arizona. He did not factor in the decision.
Cueto got off to a rough start Sunday, yielding a leadoff homer to Tim Locastro followed by back-to-back singles before recording an out. After escaping the frame with two runs allowed, the 34-year-old righty settled in and kept Arizona scoreless for the next 4.2 innings. He maintained his spotless 2-0 record alongside a 46:19 K:BB over 47.1 innings this season. Cueto will carry a 4.56 ERA into Friday's start in San Diego.
Cueto allowed a run on three hits and three walks and struck out six over 6.2 innings in a no-decision versus the Diamondbacks on Sunday.
Cueto was excellent in the appearance, but a game-tying solo shot from Eduardo Escobar in the seventh inning took him out of the running for a win. The 34-year-old Cueto lowered his ERA to 4.75 with a 1.20 WHIP and 39 strikeouts through 41.2 innings this season. He'll look to build some positive momentum next Sunday in a rematch with these same Diamondbacks.
Cueto didn't factor into the decision in Tuesday's contest between the Giants and the Dodgers. He allowed six runs on eight hits -- including two home runs -- and a walk while fanning six across four innings.
Cueto lasted just four innings -- just like opposing starter Julio Urias -- but struggled heavily and needed 86 pitches just to labor through the first four frames. Cueto has been very inconsistent this season and has allowed four or more earned runs in three of his last six starts, but he was coming off back-to-back two-run performances. The veteran will try to bounce back in his next start, scheduled for Aug. 30 on the road against Arizona.
Cueto (2-0) earned the win Wednesday against the Angels. He gave up two runs on four hits and one walk while fanning eight across 5.2 innings.
Cueto has allowed two or fewer runs in four of his six starts this season. The 34-year-old also posted a season-high mark for strikeouts with eight, and he reduced his ERA to 4.35 with a 1.13 WHIP in 31 innings across six starts in 2020. He gets the Dodgers at home in his next start scheduled for Aug. 25.
Cueto didn't factor into the decision in Friday's game between the Giants and the Athletics. He gave up two runs on three hits and two walks while fanning five across seven innings.
Cueto posted his first quality start of the season and, even though he was unable to secure his second win of the campaign, the veteran hurler appears to have returned to form after a couple of years lost to injuries. Cueto has allowed two or fewer runs in three of his first five starts and has a 4.62 ERA in 25.1 innings. He gets the Angels at home in his next start, scheduled for Aug. 19.
Cueto (1-0) grabbed the win Saturday against the Dodgers. He gave up four runs on two hits and three walks while fanning three across 5.2 innings.
Cueto didn't have his best stuff Saturday, but he pitched well enough to earn his first win of the 2020 campaign. Cueto will try to make it two straight wins in his next start, scheduled for Aug. 14 at home against the Athletics.
Cueto allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks across five innings Monday, striking out four in a loss to Colorado. He did not factor into the decision.
Cueto rolled through five innings before he coughed up a single to Charlie Blackmon and a two-run homer to Nolan Arenado to start the sixth inning. The 34-year-old righty owns a 4.97 ERA and 11:6 K:BB over 12.2 innings this season. Cueto will get a tough road start against the Dodgers on Saturday.
Cueto didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's contest between the Padres and the Giants. He gave up four runs on four hits and three walks while fanning four across 3.2 innings.
Cueto has not logged more than four innings in any of his first two starts of the season, and his days as a workhorse seem to be in the past. He has given up six earned runs on nine hits and four walks while fanning seven during those 7.2 innings, so he's not exactly turning heads when on the field, either. Cueto lines up for a brutal two-step next week, first pitching at Colorado then in Los Angeles against the Dodgers.
Manager Gabe Kapler said that Cueto will start Wednesday's game against the Padres, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Since Cueto only worked four innings (63 pitches) in the Giants' Opening Day loss to the Dodgers on July 23, he would have been sufficiently rested for Tuesday's home opener. However, Kapler will give Cueto an extra day off between starts as the veteran right-hander eases into the season, allowing Jeff Samardzija to receive the starting nod Tuesday. The home opener marks a stretch of 16 games in 16 days for the Giants, so Cueto should return to a normal four-day rest schedule between starts after Wednesday's turn.
Cueto did not factor into the decision during Thursday's Opening Day loss at Dodger Stadium, scattering one run on five hits and a walk while striking out three across four innings.
Cueto came out strong, retiring the side in the first inning. With two outs in the fourth, the right-hander gave up a double to Corey Seager and put the Dodgers on the board by allowing an RBI single to Enrique Hernandez. A single by Joc Pederson put runners at the corners but Cueto found his way out of the jam by forcing a groundout to Austin Barnes. After sitting out most of last year following Tommy John surgery, Cueto made four late season starts in September, during which he put together a 5.06 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 13:9 K:BB across 16 frames.
Manager Gabe Kapler announced Cueto as his starting pitcher for Opening Day against the Dodgers on July 23, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
The veteran right-hander was initially named the team's Opening Day starter in March, and Kapler will stick by his plans following the hiatus. Cueto missed most of 2019 while recovering from Tommy John surgery, though he did come back for four starts in September and post a 5.06 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 13:9 K:BB over 16 frames.
Cueto was named the starting pitcher for San Francisco's Opening Day game against the Dodgers, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Jeff Samardzija will pitch the second game of the season against the Dodgers. Cueto allowed five runs on nine hits across 1.2 innings during Tuesday's 16-3 spring loss to the Cubs. The veteran right-hander missed a majority of the 2019 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. The 34-year-old returned to make four September starts and posted a 5.06 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and gathered 13 strikeouts across 16 innings.
Manager Gabe Kapler said Cueto is "definitely in line to start the first game of the season" March 26 against the Dodgers, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Kapler neglected to officially name Cueto his Opening Day starter, but things certainly appear to be trending in that direction. The veteran right-hander missed most of the 2019 campaign while recovering from Tommy John surgery, though he did return for four starts in September. Cueto posted a 3.23 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 38:13 K:BB over 53 innings during 2018 before going down with the injury.
Cueto is expected to start Tuesday's spring training game against the Cubs, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
Given the remaining spring schedule, Cueto appears to be in line to get the nod for the Giants during their Opening Day matchup against the Dodgers on March 26. The 34-year-old missed nearly the entire 2019 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. Cueto posted an impressive 3.23 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 136:53 K:BB during 2018 and will look to lead a young San Francisco rotation following the departure of Madison Bumgarner this offseason.
Cueto (1-2) took the loss after giving up five runs on five hits with a walk and two strikeouts over two innings in Friday's 9-2 loss to the Dodgers.
Giants management was debating whether to pitch Cueto one last time in a meaningless game, and all parties -- including his fantasy owners -- probably wish they hadn't given the poor results. Most of the damage done to the 33-year-old was via the long ball (three homers), pushing his HR/9 to 1.7 and ERA to 5.06 through four starts. On a positive note, Cueto's velocity (91.3 mph average) returned to his pre-Tommy John levels, which generates some hope for a bounce-back campaign in 2020 following a full offseason of rest.
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