Johnny Cueto SP CIN 2 Months

Johnny Cueto got the no-decision, allowing two runs over six innings as the Reds defeated the Pirates 6-5 on Tuesday.

The Reds' bullpen was unable to help Cueto earn his seventh win, unfortunately for the right-hander. Cueto allowed seven hits, walked four, and struck out a season-low two batters. On his quest for an NL Cy Young award, Cueto now owns a 1.92 ERA, 0.83 WHIP, and a 111/26 K/BB ratio. He'll match up against the Blue Jays at home in his next start.

Johnny Cueto SP CIN 2 Months

Johnny Cueto was untouchable, tossing six shutout innings as he improved to 6-5 in Wednesday's win over the Dodgers.

The right-hander matched a season-high with 12 strikeouts. He also allowed only three hits without issuing a walk. Cueto has looked more human in recent weeks, but it's tough to argue his imperfection with what he did on Wednesday. He owns a jaw-dropping 1.85 ERA, 0.77 WHIP, and 109/22 K/BB ratio in 102 innings, which he'll take into next week's road start against the Padres.

Johnny Cueto SP CIN 2 Months

Johnny Cueto took the loss Friday after giving up four runs over five innings against the Phillies.

It was his shortest start of the year. Cueto held the Phillies scoreless over the first three innings, but he gave up three runs in the fourth and a solo homer to Jimmy Rollins in the fifth. His ERA jumped from 1.68 to 1.97 in the loss. He'll look to bounce back next week against the Dodgers.

Johnny Cueto SP CIN 2 Months

Johnny Cueto struck out seven in 7 1/3 innings and combined with three relievers on a 5-0 shutout of the Reds on Saturday.

Cueto was removed before getting a shot at his third shutout of the season, but it was a stellar effort from him after a couple of shaky outings his last two times out. He's now 5-4 with a 1.681 ERA. We're writing it out as 1.681 because he's the slightest of margins behind Jeff Samardzija's 1.680 mark for the major league lead.

Johnny Cueto SP CIN 2 Months

Johnny Cueto surrendered four runs -- one earned -- in 6 1/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Dodgers.

Cueto just isn't getting much help. He has had just one bad outing all year, that coming last week against the Nationals, but his record sits at 4-4 because of the poor run support he's gotten. Defense was also an issue tonight, with errors coming on both of the run-scoring plays that took place while he was on the game. Finally, the two men he left on base in the seventh came around to score off Manny Parra. Maybe Cueto hasn't been quite as unfortunate as Jeff Samardzija, but he deserves to be much better than .500 with his performance to date.

Johnny Cueto SP CIN 2 Months

Johnny Cueto took the loss in Tuesday's start against the Nationals, allowing eight runs (six earned) in 5 1/3 innings.

Cueto ended a string of nine consecutive starts in which he went at least seven innings and allowed two runs or fewer, the longest such streak in 105 years. The right-hander allowed six hits, walked none but hit two batters, and struck out six. Cueto will take his 1.86 ERA, 0.74 WHIP, and 82/18 K/BB ratio into his next start against the Dodgers on the road.

Johnny Cueto SP CIN 3 Months

Johnny Cueto pitched a three-hitter against the Padres on Thursday for his fourth career shutout.

Cueto actually entered with a 6.00 ERA in five career starts against the Padres, but he dominated them right from the start today and lowered his season ERA to a remarkable 1.25. He's been so outstanding that if he allows one earned run in seven innings next time out, his ERA will go up.

Johnny Cueto SP CIN 3 Months

Wednesday's game between the Reds and Padres was postponed due to rain.

The game was rescheduled as part of a doubleheader on Thursday.

Johnny Cueto SP CIN 3 Months

Johnny Cueto allowed two runs over eight innings and struck out eight Friday against the Rockies.

Cueto was in line for the win when he left, but Jonathan Broxton blew the save in the ninth. This makes eight straight starts for Cueto in which he's pitched at least seven innings and allowed no more than two runs, but his record is a modest 4-2 anyway. The Reds have scored a total of 22 runs in his starts.

Johnny Cueto SP CIN 3 Months

Johnny Cueto went eight innings, allowing two earned runs, to guide the Reds past the Brewers on Saturday.

Cueto is the first Reds pitcher to go seven-or-more innings in his first seven appearances since Bucky Walters in 1944. Cueto struck out 10 batters Saturday while yielding just three hits and a walk. He has a ridiculous 1.31 ERA, 0.73 WHIP, and 60/15 K/BB ratio in 55 innings this season. The Rockies are up next.