Monday, June 23, 2014

Video: Johnny Cueto fans eight en route to defeating Blue Jays

Johnny Cueto's bid to become the starting pitcher for the National League in the All-Star Game looks even better after Sunday's performance against the Blue Jays.

The right-hander limited Toronto to just one earn run on seven hits while striking out eight batters through eight innings of work. The 28-year-old improved his overall record to 7-5 while lowering his MLB-leading earned run average to a tidy 1.86.

Cueto also now leads the league in innings pitched (116), ERA+ (198), WHIP (0.845), H/9 (5.5) and hairstyle. Barring injury, he will likely have three more starts before the All-Star Break to prove his case to start the Midsummer Classic for the Senior Circuit. If for some reason Cueto doesn't earn the nod, it's a foregone conclusion that he will at least make his first trip to the coveted game.

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