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April 17, 2014

What You Need to Know

Cueto in Control

by Daniel Rathman


The Wednesday Takeaway
Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto enjoyed a career year in 2012, when he compiled a 2.78 ERA over 217 innings despite pitching half of his games in one of the most hitter-friendly parks in the league. But the then-26-year-old’s ascent toward stardom was halted by a lat strain that he suffered last April and nursed for a month, only to have it recur twice and limit him to 11 starts.

A fall and winter of rest enabled Cueto to come to spring training at full strength. And if his results through four starts are any indication, he may be better than ever.

Cueto worked seven innings in each of his first three starts of the year, and he held the Cardinals, Mets, and Rays to no more than two runs apiece. On Wednesday afternoon, he turned things up a notch, going the distance and keeping the Pirates off the board entirely.

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