5:58 AM EDT, Sat May 28, 2016

Giants and their fans still enjoying the Johnny Cueto honeymoon

Giants and their fans still enjoying the Johnny Cueto honeymoon There was a humorously absurd moment in the clubhouse after Johnny Cueto pitched a 1-0 shutout against the Padres on Monday night. After Venezuelan-born journalist Manolo Hernandez Douen asked a question in Spanish, Higueros began repeating the question in English - looking straight at Cueto as he said the words. When reporters started to laugh, Cueto cracked a huge smile. In 10 starts Cueto already has three complete games, all against the Padres. Much can happen before then, good and bad but during his ongoing honeymoon...
McCovey Chronicles May 24, 2016

Giants win another 1-0 game, party like it's 1968

Johnny Cueto has allowed one run to the Padres in 27 innings in three complete games this season. That's pretty good. Business idea: Candy necklaces with the date of a hilariously fortuitous win printed on them. After a game like Monday's, you order the necklace, and you wear it around your neck until the next ultra-miserable loss. When it happens, you take the necklace off and eat it, piece by piece, remembering that there are games when the baseball gods are far kinder and gentler. When the necklace is finished, you'll have sugar in your system and the memory of a game the Giants didn't...

Run in 9th enough as Giants beat Padres 1-0

With Brandon Belt on first base and two outs in the ninth inning of a scoreless game, Hunter Pence dragged his achy hamstring to home plate, hit a high fly to right and jogged to first as everyone inside the yard starting thinking “10th inning.” Johnny Cueto pitched his second consecutive complete game, both against the Padres, and his third against San Diego overall. The Giants improved to 7-0 against the Padres this season and won for the 11th time in 12 games, their only loss against reigning Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta. Angel Pagan appeared to reinjure his hamstring busting up the...
San Jose Mercury News May 24, 2016

Cueto pitches another gem for Giants

San Francisco beats Padres 1-0 when Pence's two-out, ninth-inning pop fly drops in, scoring Brandon Belt from first base
Gaslamp Ball May 24, 2016

Giants 1, Padres 0: Friars waste another fantastic start

How did this game feel even worse than yesterday's marathon? Well, Johnny Cueto has once again thrown a complete game shutout against the Padres. Drew Pomeranz stepped up for San Diego in a big way, throwing seven scoreless innings against the Giants to help out an exhausted bullpen, but the rest of the team didn't have his back. The offense managed a measly pair of singles off Cueto, with one more runner reaching base when Alexei Ramirez got beaned. But the more egregious failure came on defense in the bottom of the ninth. After Brandon Belt hit a leadoff single off Brad Hand, the reliever...

Johnny Cueto goes the distance, Giants win 1-0 when Hunter Pence's fly ball falls in ninth

SAN FRANCISCO – You will excuse the poor San Diego Padres if they did not weep for the end of the Tim Lincecum era in Giants history. He no-hit them twice, after all.   You will also excuse the Padres… Continue Reading → The post Johnny Cueto goes the distance, Giants win 1-0 when Hunter Pence's fly ball falls in ninth appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants’ Pence hobbles off bench, beats Padres with misplayed hit sin ninth

Giants’ Pence hobbles off bench, beats Padres with misplayed hit sin ninth With Brandon Belt on first base and two outs in the ninth inning of a scoreless game, Hunter Pence dragged his achy hamstring to home plate, hit a high fly to right and jogged to first as everyone inside the yard starting thinking "10th inning." Johnny Cueto pitched his second consecutive complete game, both against the Padres, and his third against San Diego overall. The Giants improved to 7-0 against the Padres this season and won for the 11th time in 12 games, their only loss against reigning Cy Young winner...

Giants beat Padres, complete longest road sweep since 1913

Madison Bumgarner and Johnny Cueto threw complete games in the first two days of the series at Petco Park, but Samardzija was denied a chance to follow suit as Bochy gave others a chance to play. Casilla surrendered a leadoff single to Jon Jay but struck out Melvin Upton Jr. and Matt Kemp (in an eight-pitch at-bat) and retired Brett Wallace on a sharp liner to second. Samardzija struck out eight, issued no walks and gave up three hits, including Alexi Amarista’s two-out double in the second inning that scored Christian Bethancourt. On the trip, the rotation’s ERA was 1.33 - eight...

Johnny Cueto leads Giants to 7th straight win

The Giants won their seventh straight game Wednesday night by beating the Padres 2-1, and Johnny Cueto followed Madison Bumgarner’s complete game Tuesday with one of his own. “I’m happy to do the same thing,” said Cueto, who spun a four-hitter and received all the support he needed from Hunter Pence’s two-run homer. Six of the consecutive wins have come on their two-city trip, and if they beat the Padres in Thursday’s capper, they’d complete a seven-game road sweep. Cueto’s lone blemish came in the second inning on Alexei Ramirez’s two-out single that scored Brett...
McCovey Chronicles May 19, 2016

Johnny Cueto goes the distance, Giants win seventh straight

Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer, and that's all the Giants needed. One of my favorite pastimes is making fun of Giants/Padres games for being my least favorite pastimes. It's complicated. But there's a spectrum of baseball enjoyment, with one end being complete nonsense and the other end being complete drudgery. It's the Coors-Petco spectrum, and in the middle is enjoyable baseball. The ends of the spectrum can be frustrating. And yet I had an epiphany on Wednesday night. I could watch Johnny Cueto pitch against the Padres in Petco Park for 162 games every year. That's not to say that the...
Gaslamp Ball May 19, 2016

Giants 2, Padres 1: Friars let another starter go the distance

Bats, bats, where are the bats?! Ugh. While the Padres avoided a shutout tonight, this was the second night in a row that a Giants pitcher tossed a complete game. Drew Pomeranz turned in a solid effort, allowing just two runs in six innings. And it was all because of one bad pitch that Hunter Pence took deep. The Padres scored one run off Johnny Cueto in the second with a couple smaller hits. Brett Wallace led off the inning with his sixth double of the season. The next two Friars couldn't advance him, but Alexei Ramirez came through in the clutch with a single up the middle to bring him...

Johnny Cueto goes the distance, Giants set up chance for a perfect road trip

SAN DIEGO – The Giants came to the Gaslamp Quarter here knowing they would enjoy a free Monday in one of America’s finest cities. Turns out their bullpen got Tuesday and Wednesday off, too.   Just as Madison Bumgarner did… Continue Reading → The post Johnny Cueto goes the distance, Giants set up chance for a perfect road trip appeared first on Giants Extra.
San Jose Mercury News May 19, 2016

Cueto leads Giants past Padres

San Francisco right-hander pitches complete game in 2-1 win at San Diego

Giants lineup: Johnny Cueto has some ocean in his motion

SAN DIEGO – Go a couple weeks without checking Johnny Cueto’s Instagram account and you’re bound to miss something.   Looks like he spent his time off Monday in San Diego at Sea World. Maybe he’s always had a secret… Continue Reading → The post Giants lineup: Johnny Cueto has some ocean in his motion appeared first on Giants Extra.
Redlegs Review May 17, 2016

Lean Times on the Horizon for Reds

by: Jack WardStaff WriterWith the loss to Cleveland on Monday night, the Reds stand at 15-23 and a paltry 3-13 on the road. The Reds bullpen woes continue and the starters, aside from Dan Straily, continue to be inconsistent. Besides Straily, reliever Blake Wood and the injured Rasiel Iglesias, the Reds have had no consistency at all in their pitching staff. It has been abysmal and there is no end in sight. Even if Homer Bailey came back today, what can we realistically expect him to do? We all know that Homer is no Johnny Cueto, so how much help is coming actually? Not enough to change...

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