Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Kuo Loses 5th on the Season....
Hong-Chih Kuo, despite taking the loss, had a solid showing tonight against the Pirates. Kuo lasted 5.1 innings, and left the game down 2-1 with the bases loaded. Kuo's reliever then allowed a grand slam HR to Jose Bautista, sandwiched around 2 K's. Kuo was charged with 3 earned runs on the HR. Bottom line: Kuo allowed 5 earned run on 6 hits (one was a solo HR to Xavier Nady). He also K'd 8 hitters, while walking 2 (one was intentional). The Dodgers lost 10-6.
With his performance tonight, Kuo deserves another start in the pitching rotation.