From John Fay:

Reds ace Johnny Cueto wanted to resume throwing.

“I feel better,” he said. “I talked to doctor. I want to throw, but he said no.”

He is dealing with a strained lat muscle. He’s six innings short of qualifying for the ERA title and .01 behind Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers. But he took Dr. Tim Kremchek’s advice in the stride.

What a year for Johnny Cueto!

2.31 ERA and has lowered his ERA every year he’s been in the big leagues. In addition, how’s that for responding to signing a big contract last off season?

In a season full of low-lights for this franchise, Cueto’s been one of the few positives. Thanks for the highlights, Johnny.