Wednesday, September 28, 2005

9/28/05 Kuo update

Kuo entered in the 6th inning with the Dodgers holding a 3-2 lead over the D-backs. This is the 3rd time that Kuo has faced this lineup. Kuo gave up a leadoff double to Gonzo, that probably should have been a single. However, RF Jose Cruz misplayed the fly by diving for the ball when he had no real shot at catching it. Kuo then K'd Chad Tracy on a 91 mph heater and Tony Clark on a 90 mph fastball. Kuo ended the inning without any harm by getting Troy Glaus to fly out to right field. Kuo's velocity was clocked around 89 to 91 mph. I'm not too sure how accurate those numbers are, as Kuo looked overpowering against Tracy and Clark. Dodgers long-time announcer Vin Scully was again impressed by Kuo's outing, stating that Kuo is a name to remember for next year.

Kuo's ERA is now down to a respectable 5.40 with 9 K's in 5 IP.

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