What Julio Urías is doing for the Dodgers right now is highly undervalued. The southpaw hurler is stringing together one heck of a month of July, and overall is having an incredible season. Most important, it’s happening when the team needs it the most.
The Dodgers are down a couple of starters and in great need of an innings eater in the rotation. Julio has been able to be that guy all year long. He’s already thrown 119 innings and is on pace to throw well beyond 200 innings at this point. Given his injury history, it’s likely the club would like to keep that from happening.
And even though the Dodgers lost on Wednesday thanks to Kenley Jansen giving up the lead, Julio’s efforts should not be ignored. Urías held the Giants offense to just 1 run across 7 innings of work. He also punched out 5 batters and issued a walk in the outing.
Julio was well on the way to his 13th win of the year before Jansen gave up the go-ahead homerun in the 9th inning to Wilmer Flores. Regardless, he was lights out and held the Giants to just 3 hits. He owns a 2.45 ERA across 4 starts in July and is having one of the better seasons of his career.
The timing could not be better.