Thursday, June 07, 2007
ND for Kuo...
Facing the NL leader in K's and ERA in Jake Peavy, the Dodgers needed a standout performance from HC Kuo tonight in order to avoid being swept by their divisional rival. Kuo, in another polarizing performance, kept the Dodgers in the game, allowing 1 run on 3 hits in 6 innings. However despite K'ing 8 in the game, Kuo had difficulty finding the strike zone for most of the game(allowing 4 walks), often falling behind in the count - of the 103 pitches he threw, 46 were called balls/43 were called strikes. Kuo was consistently around 91-93 mph, topping out at 95 mph. His night done with the game deadlocked at 1-1 after 6 innings, Kuo would earn some run support from his team in the 7th as the Dodgers would score 3 runs off Peavy to give the Dodgers a 4-1 lead. A furious rally by the Padres in the bottom of the 9th would deny Kuo and the Dodgers a win. Final score: Padres 6 - Dodgers 5. Kuo's ERA is now at a respectable 4.85. Box
AA - Hu was 1-4 as his team fell 7-2. Box
A - Greenville lost 6-5. Chiang was 0-2 with 2 walks and committed his 3rd error of the season. Box