Inside the matchups, Cueto versus Cubs, Liriano versus Red Sox

Updated: April 21, 2009, 4:05 PM ET
By Tom Haberstroh | Special to ESPN Insider

Don't get cute with Cueto

Reds starter Johnny Cueto faces one of the National League's best lineups in the Cubs on Wednesday night after two lukewarm performances against the league's worst lineups (Astros and Pirates). His outing against the Pirates (6 innings, 8 hits, 4 earned runs, 1 walk, 9 strikeouts) was nothing like his first start against the Astros (4 2/3 innings, 2 hits, 1 earned run, 6 walks, 2 strikeouts) so what can we expect in Chicago? The Cubs are a much more disciplined ...

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