*The Dodgers sent Kuo back to AAA yesterday for more seasoning. After being initially called up from Las Vegas in June, Kuo seemingly had worked out all of the control issues he had earlier in the season. However, in his last 7 appearances, Kuo had given up 9 earned runs on 15 hits, with 9 walks in 9.2 innings. Despite his struggles of late, Kuo's claim to fame is still his fastball - he's K'd 29 in 27.1 innings this year with the Dodgers. Manager Grady Little still has faith in Kuo, but stated that Kuo needs to work on cutting down the walks and start to challenge hitters with his 95 mph heater. "He doesn't get beat by people hitting him. He beats himself." - Manager Grady Little on Kuo
*Colorado Rockies News:
Chin-Hui Tsao underwent an MRI on his shoulder. The surgically repaired labrum appeared fine, but some wear was discovered in the biceps tendon.
Ching-Lung Lo was named California League Pitcher of the Week for his outstanding performance on July 2nd.
*Wang will try and bounce back for the Yankees on Saturday when he pitches against Scott Kazmir of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
*More on Chinese Taipei's exhibition game from Monday.
*Over in Alaska on Monday, Po-Yu Lin won his 3rd game of the season for the Bucs. Lin pitched a complete game shutout, allowing only 5 hits, with 8 K's. Box/PlaybyPlay
Hu was 2-4, hitting out of the leadoff spot. Box
Chen was 0-3. Box
Lo and Wu DNP for Everett.
Chiang and Huang were both 1-5 at the plate today. Box
*The Futures Game, featuring the dynamic duo will be broadcast on ESPN2 this Sunday at 1:00 pm Pacific.