In Johnny Cueto's last start at AT&T Park in San Francisco, which happened to be the 2012 National League Division Series, he lasted just eight pitches. Last night he put that start behind him and continued his 2014 dominance with a eight and a third inning outing allowing just two runs on three hits in the Cincinnati Reds' 6-2 win over the Giants.
The two runs did raise his ERA to 1.88, but that still leads the majors.
"It's getting boring, man," right fielder Jay Bruce said jokingly."He's done a great job, he really has. He's really, really grown as a pitcher. He's out there controlling the game. It's something I love to see, and I think everyone else on the team loves to see it, too."
"When I get up in big situations, I want to come through for the team," Cozart said. "We knew in that inning if we could just put up a couple, Cueto was on top of his game. It was a big inning for us, and Cueto took care of the rest."
"When you get five runs ahead, you think, 'Now I've got to go forward. I have to be aggressive,'" Cueto said. "I have to be on top. That's easy."