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Dodgers: Julio Urias and His Electric 2020 Postseason Highlights



Julio Urias is well known to any fan of the Dodgers over the past few years. His debut at age 19 had everyone excited for his future and couldn’t wait to see him pitch. But, after needing surgery on his shoulder, many worried about what that would mean for the kid. Well, we got to finally see what the young left-hander could do in a healthy season that didn’t have him “limited”. This year, Julio’s versatility was on full display and when it came time for the postseason he did not disappoint.

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He not only started a couple of games but also came in as a “bulk inning” reliever and unofficial closer. In game seven of the NLCS, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts depended on Julio’s abilities to advance to the next round and when the Dodgers needed Urias to once again perform in the World Series, you could say he stepped up to the plate.

I don’t think I could even begin to express the feeling of relief when this not-so-secret weapon was called upon in the seventh inning of game 6 to, as we now know, finish the job. Julio stepped up, stepped in and helped propel his team to their first World Series title in 32 years. Muchas Gracias Julio. Muchas Gracias.

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Written by Selena Marquez

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  1. With our current mix, we could look at Julio as a closer if we put both May and Gonsolin in the rotation. We have solid, solid options with what we already have. And Gray is knocking on the door. A reliever or 2 from the market and resign Justin.

    • While Urias can fill multiple roles, I think he deserves the 3 spot in the rotation. He can certainly close games, but I think Graterol should be groomed to be the full time closer. If he can perfect a single offspeed pitch to go with his heat, he will be lights out. Urias has been shuttling between the rotation and the bullpen for years. It’s time to hand him the ball on a regular basis. His regular season ERA of 3.30 was good, but not great. He struggled repeatedly to get out of the first inning unscathed, and then settled down. But his postseason performance was lights out. Give him the 3 spot on a regular basis.

  2. Yep a rotation spot would be good, too; but he kept getting yanked due to the “third time through” theory when he started last year. Roberts would let him get to 4 2\3 and bring i 90 n a reliever. I understand the analytics. But pitchers like to have a W in their stat line. Unless a starter is looking shaky; or the next batter owns him in a 3-2 game with a runner on; let him pitch. He was only allowed 90 pitches twice in 10 starts. 5 starts he gave up 1 run. 3 he gave up 2. Not sure where his psyche would be if that trend would continue. 8 quality starts even if they were short. If he starts, give him one more inning.

  3. It is time to go 175+ innings a season. He’s earned that right since he’s healthy and proven. We pair him up with Beuhler to be our young aces for the next 5+ years aka Koufax and Drysdale. You only need 1 elite pitch to be considered a great closer. Urias has more then that. It’s easier to find an elite closer then an elite starter.

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