The Los Angeles Dodgers fell to the San Francisco Giants on Sunday losing the series 2-1. The Dodgers now find themselves five games back from first place in the NL West.
Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias received the start on Sunday going against Giants pitcher Jake Peavy.
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Julio Urías (@Dodgers ): 5 IP, 0 R, 6 K. This is already tied for his longest outing in his young career
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It was Urias 3rd road start in his young MLB career and manager Dave Roberts says there is a reason Urias has been thrown into high pressure situations.
“I just think we just trust Julio,” Roberts said during an in-game interview with ESPN. “There’s really no soft landing in the big leagues.”
“I just think the game is starting to slow down … I think he’s getting more and more comfortable.”
Urias had his own take on the experience.
Julio Urias on facing the Mets, Cubs and Giants in three of his first four starts: "Life isn't easy." Word.
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Prior to Sunday’s game Urias talked about finally being part of the Dodgers-Giants historic rivalry.
“I had seen it on the television and the internet before, but the truth is that it feels great being inside the stadium. It is different, and you can feel the rivalry,” Urias said during an interview with ESPN.
The Dodgers will begin a 3-game series vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday. Roberts also said Urias is slated to get another start in five days, which would be at Dodger Stadium vs. the Milwaukee Brewers.
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