Kuo struggled tonight, and earned his first professional loss. One night after a good performance against the D-Backs, Kuo had his problems in the 6th inning against the same team. Kuo came into the game in the 6th inning in relief work. He inherited a runner at 1st base with one out. However, Kuo balked the runner at first over to second. Kuo then gave up a double to Gonzo, which scored the runner at 2nd. After giving up another single to Chad Tracy, Kuo was pulled. Kuo ultimately was charged with the loss and 1 run. His ERA now stands at 7.20
Tracy is trying to get a read on how effective Kuo pitches in back to back games. So far the results haven't been very positive. But, Kuo is the type of kid who will use this game tonight as fuel for the next time out.