APRIL 16: The Giants expect Cueto to miss two starts, according to manager Gabe Kapler (via Slusser).
APRIL 15: The Giants will place right-hander Johnny Cueto on the 10-day injured list with a Grade 1 lat strain, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle was among those to report. They’ll make a corresponding move when it becomes official on Friday.
This will temporarily disrupt what has been an impressive rebound effort from Cueto, a former ace who didn’t pitch well in either of the previous two seasons. The 35-year-old has turned back the clock in the early going, though, having recorded a 1.80 ERA with a roughly average strikeout percentage (24.3) and a terrific walk rate (5.4 percent) through 20 innings. Cueto has also allowed just 13 hits – including three during a scoreless, 5 2/3-frame outing against his former team, the Reds, on Wednesday. He had to leave that start after only 68 pitches because of his injury.
The Giants do have a ready-made replacement for Cueto in free-agent pickup Alex Wood. The left-hander is scheduled to make his debut Sunday after missing the first couple weeks of 2021 while recovering from back surgery. Wood was supposed to bump Logan Webb to the bullpen, but both now figure to take spots alongside Kevin Gausman, Anthony DeSclafani and Aaron Sanchez in the Giants’ rotation.
You mean Logan Webb
Are you sure it’s not that guy from Succession, Logan Roy?
Probably hurt himself doing all those pirouettes before pitches.
Another great long-term contract for a pitcher.
The San Francisco Giants. LOL
the giants beat the padres LOL
Ya , it’s baseball. Bad teams will still win 35-40% of the time.
But make no mistake , that old rinky dink Giants team can’t hold SD’s jock strap.
So far this comment hasn’t aged very well…
He hurt himself on a Max effort pitch. It must be frustrating for Cueto. Hopefully he comes back soon and retains his form.
Never go Full Force
This is wild
He was masterful the other day and now he is falling a part?
“…falling a part (sic)…”
BTW, I think you mean falling ‘apart’.
Damn spell check
Just a tad
Don’t you mean “atad”?
He’s 35 years old.. And it didn’t help that Kapler left him in for 120 pitches his last start….which in of itself is ridiculous. But to let him throw that many pitches in a meaningless April game at 35 years old is just Madness
It’s Logan Webb. Just fyi
Nah it’s still Jason LaRue’s head
Maybe it’s JACK WEBB??
Cueto on the IL, one of the first signs of spring!
he has only really been on the IL for one thing and that was his TJ related stuff
The other move is they called up Camilo Doval.
#24 prospect (fangraphs). Hits 100 mph. Low arm slot. Never pitched above A ball. Alternative training site last year.
he was pretty impressive in spring looking forward to seeing if he can translate that
Ducky Buckin Fent
Lat strains can linger. Really hope he’s back on the mound after only missing 2 starts.
Cueto & Darvish are my favorite pitchers to watch. They both have such unique styles. Really hoping I get to see them matched up this season a time or two. That would make me extraordinarily happy. Doesn’t take much, uh?
@ducky why do you feel bad for a pos player who ended another mans career by kicking him in the back of the head. imo johnny has gotten what is deserved to him.