In his second return from an injury this season, Johnny Cueto went six strong innings giving up five hits and a single earned run while striking out three in todays 5-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.
"He was excellent," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "We took him about as far as we could take him. It was a good game. We were scratching for runs, but we scratched out as many as we could."
"I'm confident with Johnny on almost anything," Baker said.
"What a job by Simon," Baker said. "We all thought the days of the three-inning saves were dead, but he saved my bullpen today. He did a great job without a whole lot of pitches."
The St. Louis Cardinals fell to the Miami Marlins this afternoon, putting the Reds two and a half games back of first place. Cincinnati will start a four game series with Pittsburgh tomorrow.