Johnny Cueto and the Reds faced Travis Buck and the Astros at Great American Ballpark yesterday, and as you might expect from where you’re reading it, Buck got hit by a pitch. That was Cueto’s 5th plunk this year to lead the league. Nobody has hit 5 batters in April since 2010, and no pitcher for the Reds has hit 5 in April in the last 40 years. The Reds franchise record for hit batters in a season is 23 Jake Weimer in 1907. The Astros have only hit 3 batters this year, but Cueto has hit 5.
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