Kuo unconcerned with strike issues

Updated: April 6, 2011, 10:35 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

DENVER -- Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Hong-Chih Kuo said on Monday he is unconcerned about the fact he struggled to throw strikes in each of his first two appearances this season, on Thursday and Sunday against the San Francisco Giants.

Kuo threw a total of 44 pitches in those games, missing the strike zone with 18 of them (41 percent). He also walked the first batter he faced this season, Giants pinch hitter Mark DeRosa, on four pitches and repeatedly fell behind in counts.

"I'm ...

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