One of the 700 WLW sports guys was doing his 700 WLW Reds update this morning and referred to Johnny Cueto as the tough-luck loser last night.
Cueto did look good for five or six innings, but you’re not a tough-luck loser when you give up five runs (four earned) on eight hits in 6 2/3 innings. That’s not even a quality start. A tough-luck loser loses a game 1-0 or 2-1. I think of a tough-luck loser or hard-luck loser as someone who pitched so well it’s a shame they lost. I can’t see how you could classify Cueto’s effort last night that way.