GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Reds ace Johnny Cueto got one final tuneup before he pitches on Opening Day and he was pleased how he felt overall. In a 3-0 loss to the D-backs on Wednesday, Cueto gave up three earned runs and three hits over five innings with two walks, seven strikeouts and a wild pitch.
"I felt really well. I felt really loose. I feel ready," Cueto said via translator Tomas Vera. "Actually, I feel like I'm throwing harder. I surprised myself by how hard I threw because I feel more loose. I feel really ready."