Johnny Cueto
SP SF
3 days ago

Cueto (14-4) gave up only one run on four hits over six innings while striking out six, but suffered a 1-0 road loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

A solo homer by Justin Turner in the fourth inning turned out to be the only run of the game, leaving Cueto on the short end despite his third consecutive quality start. On the whole, however, he's been well short of elite since the All-Star break, pitching to a 1-3 record, 3.93 ERA and 1.31 WHIP over eight starts. Cueto will try to continue turning the tide when he next starts Tuesday against Arizona; he's beaten the Diamondbacks twice in three tries already this year.

Johnny Cueto
SP SF
1 week ago

Cueto (14-3) allowed one run on eight hits while walking none and striking out two over seven frames, and was the winning pitcher in Friday night's 8-1 win over the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Where Cueto lacked in strikeouts, he made up in efficiency en route to his first win in six starts, as the right-hander threw 71 of his 104 pitches for strikes and didn't walk a single batter. Not only did Cueto help the Giants reclaim first place in the NL West, he did it against the same team he two-hit during Game 2 of the 2016 World Series. Alongside a 0.67 HR/9, Cueto now flashes a 2.90 ERA and 3.06 FIP on the season -- minute numbers which could go a long way come October.

Johnny Cueto
SP SF
2 weeks ago

Cueto allowed three runs with four strikeouts and just one walk across 6.2 innings Sunday versus the Orioles. He did not factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

Cueto pitched exceptionally well into the sixth inning, but he began to run out of gas and was pulled with two outs after allowing a pair of runs to score. Cueto was still in a great position to earn his 14th win of the season, but a disastrous performance by the bullpen cost Cueto and the Giants a victory. The veteran still owns a sharp 2.98 ERA on the season and will have the opportunity to get back in the win column Friday versus the Mets.

Johnny Cueto
SP SF
3 weeks ago

Cueto allowed five runs in five innings in a no-decision against the Marlins on Monday. He gave up six hits, walked one, and struck out five.

EDGE Analysis

After a fantastic fist half, Cueto has registered a 5.02 ERA in five second-half starts. The second half slide is notable, as Cueto posted an ERA more than 1.50 points worse after the break a season ago. The righty will try to find his first-half magic when he takes the mound on Sunday against the Orioles.

Johnny Cueto
SP SF
3 weeks ago

Cueto (13-3) pitched 7.2 innings, allowing four runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out 10 Phillies in a no-decision Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Cueto's 12th career double-digit strikeout game was nothing to celebrate as things went terribly wrong late in the game. The first-year Giant scattered three hits while holding the Phillies scoreless through the first six frames. He gave up back-to-back homers in the seventh, but trotted back out for the eighth. It was on his 112th pitch of the night that Cueto gave up a two-run single that tied the game 4-4, thus ending his night. Whether or not this failure falls on Cueto remains to be seen. Manager Bruce Bochy has taken some heat for leaving his starters out there too long in recent weeks. Cueto was obviously tiring, but the NL's leader in complete games (4) has worked through such circumstances a number of times this season, so maybe the manager thought he'd do it again. The veteran has the third-most innings pitched in the NL (fourth-most in MLB), and maybe Bochy will decide to ease off the gas pedal with his right-hander a bit moving forward.

Johnny Cueto
SP SF
1 month ago

Cueto (13-3) suffered only his third loss of the year Thursday after allowing three runs on eight hits and two walks over five innings against Washington.

EDGE Analysis

The 30-year-old righty took the loss in the All-Star game and has carried that into his second half, opening with an 0-2 record in three starts. Before these two losses, though, Cueto hadn't suffered a defeat since way back on April 21. He'll get a ripe opportunity to bounce back Wednesday against the Phillies.

Johnny Cueto
SP SF
1 month ago

Cueto did not factor into the decision in Saturday's extra-inning victory over the Yankees, despite striking out nine and giving up only a run (unearned) on six hits and a walk over six innings.

EDGE Analysis

The last-minute starter turned in a typically solid performance, although he struggled a bit with his pitch count by immediately getting behind on 14 of the 25 hitters he faced. However, Cueto did notch 11 swinging strikes, and bounced back nicely after a surprising loss to the Padres last Sunday. He brought his ERA back down to 2.53, and will look to put together another strong outing next Thursday versus the Nationals.

Johnny Cueto
SP SF
1 month ago

Cueto will get the start Saturday against the Yankees, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jeff Samardzija was originally scheduled to start Saturday, but the Giants will take advantage of Thursday's off day and reset the rotation to flow in the order they would pitch in a postseason series. Cueto will face Ivan Nova (4.92 ERA) and the Yankees and should be deployed in all formats. Samardzija will take the ball Sunday.

Johnny Cueto
SP SF
1 month ago

Cueto suffered a rare loss Sunday against the Padres, as he allowed four runs on six hits and three walks across just five innings of work. He did strike out four batters.

EDGE Analysis

Cueto's rough day actually boiled down to just two innings, as he allowed a pair of solo home runs in the fourth before the Padres plated two more with a rally that chased him from the game before recording a single out in the sixth. While Sunday's results weren't disastrous, Cueto has clearly struggled of late, with an ERA of exactly five over his last four starts. However, the veteran has been so good this season that his overall ERA still sits at just 2.64, even in light of his recent struggles. He will have two extra days' rest before his next start and should be expected to bounce back next Sunday at Yankee Stadium.

Johnny Cueto
SP SF
2 months ago

Cueto (13-1) picked up his NL-leading 13th win of the season Wednesday after holding to Rockies to just one run over nine innings. He walked one and struck out eight in the 5-1 win.

EDGE Analysis

Cueto didn't give his struggling bullpen a chance to spoil the win like they did for Madison Bumgarner on Tuesday. He continues to pitch with extreme confidence in the friendly confines of AT&T Park, throwing 84 of his 118 pitches for strikes Wednesday. This aggressiveness has led to shorter innings and longer outings, which explains why Cueto is atop the league in innings pitched (131.1) and complete games (four). He isn't scheduled to throw again prior to the All-Star break, making him a possible -- and deserving -- candidate to start the All-Star Game on Tuesday.