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Dodgers: Max Muncy has a Bold Comparison for Julio Urias’ Postseason Performance



World Series Champion Max Muncy recently joined David Vassegh of AM570 to talk about the 2020 postseason. Among the topics they discuss is the performance of star utility pitcher Julio Urias.

The young left-hander showed up and dominated every outing he was called upon. Whether it was starting, eating up bulk innings, or closing down games, the kid did not disappoint. Julio was so impressive, in fact, Muncy referenced an old friend when drawing comparisons to the electric postseason put together by Urias in 2020.

That’s the kind of stuff you are talking about when Madison Bumgarner won in 2014. That’s the performance he went out there and did. It’s very similar to what Julio was doing… He did whatever they asked him to do and he shined in every single moment.

Max continued his praise:

That’s who he is as a pitcher. He’s dominate, he’s got the stuff, he’s electric, he’s got the command and on top of that he’s got the mental toughness to go out there and do it and he’s gonna be a really good Dodger for a very long time.

Urias closed out the final two series for Los Angeles in the postseason, including the unforgettable final out of the game 6 clincher in the World Series. What’s more, he slammed the door with authority in each game.

While the future of the young pitcher isn’t set in stone, many fans (and teammates) who have watched the early part of his budding career feel as though Urias will play a big part in the success of the Dodgers for years to come.

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  1. Urias has earned the 3 spot in the rotation behind Kershaw and Buehler. He’ll have to continue to perform at a high level to keep it. He definitely has some Buehler cockiness, and enjoys pressure situations. Like Buehler he thrives in the postseason when the pressure is at it’s highest.

  2. If the Dodgers decision-makers utilize Urias as a starter, one can imagine teaming Urias w/Buehler as a modern-day Koufax & Drysdale. If they use Urias as a reliever, do the Dodgers have their future closer? Perhaps ask Urias what he wants to be?

    • Comparing Urias to Koufax is so far over the top there isn’t enough oxygen to sustain life.

      • Forget number 3 spot he dominated better than anybody and like Koufax he came back with 2 days rest to close out the Ray’s since Buhler is not EFFECTIVE WITH 3 DAYS REST MUCH WORSE WITH ONLY 2.BUT JULIO HAS A STRONGER MENTALITY AND PROVED IT.HE EARNED NUMBER 2 SPOT BEHIND KERSHAW.JUST LET BARNES BE HIS CATCHER NOT JUST BUHLER AND KERSHAW.FUTURE IS VERY BRIGHT FOR NEXT DECADE FOUR ACES CLAYTON,JULIO,WALKER,AND DUSTIN.NOBODY WILL COME CLOSE TO MATCHING DODGERS PITCHING ROTATION.

      • Jeez, let the guy dream. What Buehler and Urias did in the postseason certainly warrants enthusiasm. Both guys are fully capable of being in the top 20 pitchers next season. Walker is already considered one of the best pitchers in the game, but Julio has the tools and the killer attitude to be great. All he lacks is the experience of sustained success over a full 162 game season. If he can get a season of 25+ starts, he could easily enter that top 20 pitcher conversation.

        Nobody is going to match up to Koufax, the most dominant lefty ever and Drysdale, easily the most fearless pitcher ever. But if Buehler and Urias can be as good as the 1985 version of Orel and Fernando, I’ll take it.

    • Next year Kershaw and Julio will be battling for the CT YOUNG AWARD CAUSE BUHLER TAKES 2 MONTHS TO WARM UP OTHERWISE HE TOO COULD ALSO BE BATTLING FOR THE CY YOUNG.AND THE IDIOT WHO SAYS IT’S ONLY 60 GAMES HE’S HURTING REAL BAD.

  3. I expect Urias to do waaaay better next season! But come on, THEY ONLY PLAYED 60 games! Talk to me after he has survived a full 162-game season! Then, make it to the playoffs with rubber arms and an off and on hitting SLUMP which the Dodgers are notorious for having! This season should be summed up with an asterisk at the bottom of any article! Don’t cuss me out! ALL of you know I’m right, I just have the ballz to say it! If we have a full, regular season next year and still win it all, then it’s legit!

    • None of the other NL teams had the roster depth of the Dodgers, so a longer season would have meant even greater separation from the next best. The extra round of playoffs presented a greater challenge than other winners had to overcome. So no asterisk. (That is reserved for the Astros.)

    • There should be an asterisk next to the Dodgers 2020 championship that says “toughest season in the history of baseball due to coronavirus uncertainties and restrictions as well as the most incompetent commissioner in the history of baseball.”

    • You’re entitled to your opinion but short on logic and facts:
      First, everyone only played 60 games so the Dodgers didn’t gain any pitching advantage over anyone. In fact the Dodgers have one of the deepest rotations so it could be said their pitching is generally fresher than other teams late. That wasn’t true in 2020.
      Second, the Dodgers have had the best record over 162 games for several seasons now so it’s safe to say 60 or 162 made no difference in the playoff seeding.
      Third, to suggest that, because they didn’t hit well in previous playoffs, they never would is statistically unfounded. As we saw this past playoff.
      And lastly, the Dodgers run to the title – 13 wins without the benefit of any home field advantage – was the most difficult in MLB history. The only asterisk associated with it should be to note that fact.
      What you posted wasn’t ballsy – it was uninformed and wrong.

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