The LA Dodgers starters, outside of Clayton Kershaw, have struggled this postseason. In 2 starts each, Kenta Maeda has an ERA of 9.00 and Rich Hill has an ERA of 6.43. Now we will see what the rookie, Julio Urias, can do when given a start!
In latest Dodgers News: on Monday, Dave Roberts announced that Julio Urias will be starting game 4 of the NLCS.
Julio Urias will start Game 4.
— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) October 17, 2016
Urias pitched 2 innings against the Nationals on Thursday and looked phenomenal! He gave up no runs while holding the Nationals to only 1 hit.
Oh yeah, he also fooled everybody in the stadium with this move:
Urias also faced the Cubs twice during the regular season, accumulating a 4.91 ERA and striking out 12.
He has the experience against the Cubs and his numbers show that he only got better as the months progressed. He ended the season with a record of 5-2 and a 3.39 ERA.
If Urias just does what he did all season long, he will pitch well in game 4. His pitch count limit is unknown, though it can’t be too high based off of what we saw during the season. Thus, he will have to work efficiently, just like Kershaw did in game 2.