Johnny Cueto
SP SF
2 months ago

Cueto said he'd be ready to pitch Sunday on two days rest if called upon, the San Jose Mercury News' Andrew Baggarly reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Johnny Cueto
SP SF
2 months ago

Cueto (groin) has been confirmed as Thursday's starter against the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Johnny Cueto
SP SF
2 months ago

Cueto (groin) will start Thursday against the Rockies, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Johnny Cueto
SP SF
2 months ago

Cueto (groin) threw a bullpen session Tuesday, Andrew Baggarly of the Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cueto had a low-intensity workout Tuesday to test his ability to throw with a strained groin muscle. The Giants haven't said when he'll make his next start, but more information should be available in the wake of Tuesday's throwing session.

Johnny Cueto
SP SF
2 months ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Johnny Cueto
SP SF
2 months ago

Cueto (groin) will not start Sunday against the Padres, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Johnny Cueto
SP SF
3 months ago

Cueto (groin) has not been ruled out for Sunday's start, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Bruce Bochy indicated Wednesday that Cueto would likely be pushed back if not skipped outright, but he backtracked a bit Thursday. The skipper said Cueto's groin is improving and even said the right-hander could start without a side session as a prerequisite. Cueto was diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain after leaving Tuesday's game.

Johnny Cueto
SP SF
3 months ago

Cueto has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 groin strain, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Bruce Bochy effectively ruled Cueto out for Sunday but suggested the right-hander might not even miss a full turn, saying Cueto could slot back into the rotation following Monday's off day. Matt Cain, Jake Peavy and Ty Blach are considered the top candidates to start in place of Cueto in the series finale against San Diego.

Johnny Cueto
SP SF
3 months ago

Cueto has been diagnosed with a mild groin strain, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Giants are expected to provide more information before the end of the night Wednesday. This preliminary diagnosis is encouraging, but the report notes that Cueto is likely to miss his next scheduled start.

Johnny Cueto
SP SF
3 months ago

Cueto left Tuesday's start against the Dodgers with a groin injury and is day-to-day, ESPN's Jim Bowden reports.

EDGE Analysis

His next scheduled start is Sunday in San Diego, and the day-to-day tag makes it sounds like there is a chance he could return for that game. Cueto tossed 5.1 shutout innings while allowing eight hits, walking two and striking out six before exiting. Owners will want to closely monitor Cueto's status in the coming days, as he has at most two starts remaining before the conclusion of the regular season.