CINCINNATI The Johnny Cueto Angst is over or at least it should be.
For a period of time when Cueto was in the throes of a three-game losing streak, bogged down on 17 victories, the concern of Cincinnati Reds fans was palpable.
He's fatigued. He's pitching too many innings. He needs to trim his dreadlocks. He should abandon that Luis Tiant back-to-the-hitter twist in his delivery.
And some extreme fatalists suggested that maybe he should be moved back in the rotation, to No. 3 or No. 4 in the postseason rotation, instead of No. 1.
Oh, what are the Reds doing to do in the postseason when their best pitcher is now imitating a batting practice machine at slow speed?
Well, as Reds star second baseman Brandon Phillips likes to say, "It's all good."
Cueto has won his last two starts, including a seven-inning, two-run, five-hit performance in his last start against the Milwaukee Brewers, alleviating most fears the Cueto was burned toast.
But even his last start, as good as he was ...