Re: 9/15/12 - Reds @ Marlins (More of Valdez and Stubbs)
If you think about it, that first inning wasn't even that rough. Cueto got a ground ball, then a dink over Valdez, then a guy who's going to hit mistakes hard hit a mistake hard. After that he got a fly ball and an easy out to end the inning.
I'm with Kelch though, in wondering why Cueto is gassing it up there in the first few innings. Something is playing on his mind.
Sabermetrics can be boiled down to this simple truism: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.