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Diagnosis: Johnny Cueto

The Dodgers lead the Giants by six games in the loss column. That’s a pretty secure lead, with a month left to go. The Mets lead the Nationals by six games in the loss column. Same thing. The Royals lead the Twins by 12 games in the loss column. It’s also the same thing, except twice the amount, so if ever a team could afford to coast, it’s Kansas City. They’re more or less...
Via Fangraphs
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Cueto Bested – Royals Lose 6-5

  Tuesday was one of the most eventful days for the Royals in recent memory. Alex Gordon returns. September call ups. Franchise Four. Jonny Gomes is acquired. And, craziest of all, news broke mid-afternoon that Alex Rios and Kelvin Herrera had the chicken pox. Amid all of this, there was a baseball game and the Royals seemed to forget that for a while. The game had all the makings...
Via Royals Blue
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cueto's struggles continue in Royals' 6-5 loss to Tigers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Justin Verlander threw his fifth consecutive quality start, and Ian Kinsler homered and drove in three runs as the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 6-5 Tuesday night. The Tigers, who had lost nine of 10 to drop into last place in the AL Central, snapped a four-game losing streak. Verlander (3-6) limited the Royals to seven hits and four runs, two unearned...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Cueto Worries Royals Fans

  When the Kansas City Royals traded well known prospects Brandon Finnegan and John Lamb to the Cincinnati Reds for Johnny Cueto, it was expected that Cueto would immediately fall into place and dominate. He had posted a 2.62 ERA this season in 19 games with the Reds after posting sub 3.00 ERA’s every year since 2010. He was the ace the Royals were looking for after Yordano Ventura...
Via Royals Blue
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Make It Four In A Row, Beat Cueto And Royals, 7-2

(Exclusive FenwayNation Photo)If Johnny Cueto was using this start as an audition for the 2016 Red Sox rotation, he blew it. Boston jumped on the Dominican righty—shelling him for six earned runs and thirteen hits in six innings in a 7-2 win. The Red Sox offense was broad and deep—Blake Swihart was 4-4 with two RBIs, Rusney Castillo was 2-4 with two runs scored, Mookie Betts...
Via FenwayNation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cueto open to signing with Red Sox in free agency

This embed is invalid   " /> When Hanley Ramirez and Johnny Cueto were spotted chatting before Thursday’s game at Fenway Park, it was reasonable to wonder whether they discussed uniting for the Boston Red Sox in 2016. The Red Sox need a front-line starter and Cueto is one of the best pitchers in Major League Baseball. He also happens to be a free agent this offseason...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Rotation Still Lacking Depth Behind Cueto

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Johnny Cueto, left, is congratulated by catcher Salvador Perez, right, following a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Monday, Aug. 10, 2015. The Royals defeated the Tigers 4-0. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) That the Kansas City Royals will win the American League Central seems all but certain. With the...
Via The Sports Journal
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Ausmus thinks Johnny Cueto's windup is illegal

    Kansas City Royals righty Johnny Cueto dazzled in a complete-game shutout of the Tigers on Monday night, and Detroit manager Brad Ausmus proceeded to react with Kikkoman-levels of saltiness. Speaking with reporters after his team’s 4-0 defeat at the hands of Cueto, Ausmus openly questioned the legality of the Dominican’s delivery to the plate. “Really, the way the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Adorable baby Royals fan does best Johnny Cueto impression (photo)

To say that Kansas City Royals fans were awaiting Johnny Cueto’s first start at Kauffman Stadium on Monday night with eager anticipation would be a drastic understatement. Cueto didn’t disappoint, either, dazzling the hometown crowd with a four-hit, eight-strikeout, complete-game shutout to lead the Royals to a 4-0 win over the Detroit Tigers. But even before he toed the rubber...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Wastes Cueto’s 2nd Start, Lose 2-1

Kansas City is now 0-2 when Johnny Cueto pitches for them, and have wasted two quality starts from him. Cueto was nails in the second start for his new team, but the bats just couldn’t get it done for him tonight.   It’s not like either teams were “on fire” at the plate, but the Tigers were able to muster up two runs off of Johnny Cueto. Cueto’s night ended after...
Via Royals Blue
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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