The Chicago White Sox‘s 1-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Friday night came with a little bit of a twist. Former Giants and current White Sox pitcher Johnny Cueto was welcomed back to his former team with a shot of himself on the video board.
Cueto wasn’t the starting pitcher for the game but he was put front and center for the Giants for a brief moment. It was apparent that the Giants and their fans loved and still love Cueto.
He played for the Giants from 2016 to 2021 before coming to the White Sox out of necessity due to a lack of starting pitching talent. Cueto has been very valuable to the White Sox since his arrival and has performed exceptionally well.
When Cueto noticed that he was making an appearance on the video board at Oracle Park, he came out of the dugout, smiled really big, and tipped his White Sox cap to the crowd. It was a special moment for those fans and for their former starting pitcher.
San Francisco Giants fans loved seeing Johnny Cueto back on their field.
Cueto has been playing some good baseball for Chicago. Currently, he has a record of two wins and four losses. His losses can be attributed to the lack of offense that seems to happen when he takes the mound.
His ERA is 3.33 and he has started eight games but has played in nine. He volunteered to come into a game when Michael Kopech went down with an injury and proved his desire to help the team win.
You cannot say enough good things about Cueto and what he has done for the White Sox since he has been with them. Apparently, the Giants really liked him too judging by the gesture on Friday night.
Cueto will continue being a big part of the White Sox rotation for the remainder of the year if he stays healthy which hasn’t been an issue.
He will continue partnering with guys like Lance Lynn, Dylan Cease, Lucas Giolito, and Michael Kopech to help make the White Sox pitching staff one of the best in the league. White Sox fans should know what they have in Cueto. Giants fans sure did.