ATLANTA -- Every part of Johnny Cueto's rehab from Tommy John surgery went according to plan. The first surprise came Saturday.
Cueto walked five Braves in an 8-1 loss. For just the second time in his career, he walked at least five and failed to throw more than four innings.
"I was a little surprised, to be honest," manager Bruce Bochy said. "He's been so good to this point."
Cueto also used the word "surprised" in discussing the loss.
"I felt frustrated," he said through interpreter Erwin Higueros. "I felt really good and felt strong, but on occasion I felt frustrated because every time I would throw the ball it tailed toward first base.