The Dominican pitcher joined a select group headed by Cooperstown Hall of Famers Pedro Martínez and Juan Marichal, as well as the all-time Latin American leader in wins, Bartolo Colón.
Johnny Cueto continues to accumulate achievements in what has been a fruitful Major League career, after he joined the select group of Dominican pitchers who have reached two thousand innings worked on Sunday. With Cueto’s inclusion, the group increases to seven members, with the two most important names on the list being Pedro Martinez and Juan Marichal.
Marichal is the Dominican pitcher with the most innings worked in Major League history, with 3,507, followed by Bartolo Colón with 3,461.2, Pedro Martínez (2,827.1), Ervin Santana (2,461), Pedro Astacio (2,196.2), Joaquín Andújar (2,153) and now Cueto joins the group, after his start on Sunday against the St. Louis Cardinals with 2,002.2 innings of work.
or the 35-year-old native of San Pedro de Macorís, who could be in his last year with the San Francisco Giants, given the results he has sustained with the team, the feat is a positive point in a season of ups and downs with the team, where he has an ERA of 4.01, 70 strikeouts, 16 walks and a WHIP of 1.289.
Among currently active Dominican starters, Cueto is second in wins with 134 (behind only Ervin Santana, who accumulates 149 and, of course, occupies the same position in terms of innings pitched).
In his career, Johnny Cueto has a 3.44 ERA in 323 games. He has 1682 strikeouts against 571 transfers, while his WHIP stands at 1.202. He has a World Series ring (Kansas City Royals 2015), has been invited to two All-Star Games (the last in 2016 as a member of the Giants) and has three top-10 finishes in National League Cy Young Award voting.