Cueto ready to go for Opening Day

Cueto ready to go for Opening Day

Cueto ready to go for Opening Day
GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Reds Opening Day starter Johnny Cueto got his final Cactus League tuneup on Friday against the Indians. Cueto threw six innings and gave up two runs and four hits with one walk and three strikeouts. He gave up two solo home runs -- to Carlos Santana in the second inning and Asdrubal Cabrera in the fourth.

"Cueto threw the ball pretty good," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "He threw 98 pitches after he had 89 last time. He just got a couple of balls up to guys that can hit the ball out of the ballpark."

Cueto feels like he's set to face the Marlins, whom he will pitch against on April 5.

"I felt good. I am ready for Opening Day," said Cueto, who finished camp with a 4.95 ERA in five games. He finished with three walks and nine strikeouts this spring.