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Aug 5, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto (47) reacts in the ninth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Johnny Cueto gives Cincinnati Reds teammate groin smack after win (GIF)

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto isn’t only talented, he’s a little unique.

The ace put his personality on display Sunday after a tough victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Owner of a 2.26 ERA, the Cy Young candidate dismantled his NL Central rival yet again and prepared to give congratulations to those seeking it after the game came to a conclusion.

Lining up in the middle of the infield where players often exchange high fives, Cueto decided to change things up. His decision was pretty hilarious except for the man directly involved, Cincinnati Reds teammate and fellow starting pitcher Mike Leake.

As Leake made his way out of the dugout, he approached Johnny Cueto from behind and looked ready to give him congratulations on the victory. Clearly aware that Leake was approaching him, Cueto decided to give a ‘turkey tap’ right into the groin of Leake who was clearly not expecting such.


I’m not sure what was more humorous here. The fact that Cueto decided to give him a tap in the nuts or the fact that Johnny seemingly decided such was a bad idea after he made the move. I mean seriously, how quickly does he yank his hand back?

Thankfully it appeared as if Mike Leake wasn’t too flustered from the flick (assumption is that his cup caught most of the impact) though the initial flinch suggests it woke him up.

Pretty sure Johnny Cueto might want to watch his back in the next few days. You don’t get away from a turkey tap without some type of revenge coming your way.


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