Re: Reds vs. Brewers Wednesday 5/9
Originally Posted by PumpFak3First
Can a reliever win a CY Young? Seriously Chapman has been that good this year, but damn so has Cueto. He reminds me a lot of Maddux. On some days he won't blow you away but his stuff moves, and he places it well. He's turned into an actual pitcher.
Exactly. When Cueto was coming up through the minors, even when he made his major league debut, he was a thrower. Now he's a pitcher. I think I heard on the post-game show today that Cueto has a 2.00 ERA since the start of the 2011 season. That's bigtime, and of course right now he has an ERA of 1.10 for the 2012 season. He's a horse too. With some starters, you're thinking about pitch count from the first inning on. With Cueto, it's an afterthought. When he gets in the 85-95 range, he's just getting in rhythm.
"I talked to an advance scout that told me if Joey Votto and Albert Pujols were on the same team he'd advise his team to do the unthinkable...pitch around Votto to get to Pujols." - Buster Olney, ESPN