Kuo pitched in relief in last night's series finale against the Pirates. Kuo entered the game in the 7th inning, relieving Steve Schmoll, with the Dodgers hanging onto a 4-3 lead. Inheriting a situation with 1 out in the inning and runners on 1st and 2nd base, Kuo calmly K'd Rob Mackowiak and got the next batter, Ryan Doumitt to ground out to second.
Kuo displayed a good fastball, clocked around 94 mph, and more importantly demonstrated better command of his pitches, throwing 5 out of 6 pitches for strikes. Kuo also dropped his ERA down to 6.75