Thursday, June 07, 2007

ND for Kuo...

AP Photo

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


Taiwanese Knight said...

Broxton is a joke. Tsao should be the closer.

tsong001 said...

"Broxton is a joke. Tsao should be the closer."

that's not fair. Tsao has also given up 5 runs in less than 1 inning of work back in 5/6 against the Braves, so what does that make him? Kuo has also given up 3 runs in less than 1 inning of relieve back in 5/15 against the Cards, but I doubt you will call Kuo a joke because of that.

Rough outing happens to any MLB pitcher and we should just leave it at that. You never put the blame on just 1 guy in a loss for any team sport.

I'm proud of our boyz regardless of what the outcome of the game is. I thought Kuo pitched well considering the struggles he had to overcome. Hopefully he will continue to improve from there and keep building up his confidence. I'm also happy the Tsao is doing well when he's pitching. Keep up the good work!

2.5 said...

Kuo pitched a great game. BBs and Ks are part of being a power pitcher. Most batters don't put his balls into play.

2.5 said...

Oh yeah, and you can say he outdueled Peavy