It’s almost impossible to pinpoint a bright spot on this Dodgers team during their 2020 World Series run. There are so many guys performing at the top of their game or breaking out in big ways, it really is encouraging to see.
But the emergence of Julio Urías during this playoff run is certainly worth discussing. Julio has appeared in 4 different playoff games and pitched a total of 16 innings. Most of those innings have come as a bulk man out of the bullpen following an opener for the Dodgers. In those 16 innings, he has allowed just 1 run and struck out 16 compared to 3 walks.
I’ve always known the potential Julio has. The demeanor he has and the temperament, I thought he’s kind of made for this kind of baseball. He’s not scared out there that’s for sure. We love when Julio’s out there, he’s making big pitches for us, throwing some big innings and I think he’s going to continue to do that for us.
For Julio, this has sort of been his biggest moment in a Dodgers uniform. The team has always had high hopes for him, but his utilization was always questionable at best. After spending the regular-season in the starting staff, Julio has found comfort in being used in whatever role the team needs him in.
Game 4 tonight could be the biggest start of his career thus far. Julio has the opportunity to get the Dodgers ahead 3 games to 1, or the Rays could tie up the series. No matter what way you look at it, this is a huge swing game.
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