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Dodgers NLDS: Julio Urias NOT Available Tonight in Game 4

Don’t expect to see Julio coming on in relief tonight.



The Dodgers will be looking to stay alive in Game 4 of the National League Division Series tonight. Down 2 games to 1, Dave Roberts will turn to Walker Buehler on just 3 days of rest to keep them in it. All options are on the table for Doc and his team. 

But there is 1 exception. The Dodgers obviously won’t go to Max Scherzer 1 day after he started a gem for Los Angeles on Monday. But Julio Urias will also not be available for them out of the bullpen behind Buehler. 

Roberts said in his pregame press conference on Tuesday that Julio is the guy to start in Game 5 if it gets there. That would be regular rest for Urias after he pitched his own gem on Saturday in San Francisco. Urias spun 5 innings and allowed just 1 earned run with a low pitch count. 

If the Dodgers can force a Game 5, that could give them a huge advantage. Julio has pitched like a playoff legend over the last 2 seasons, and having him to finish out the series could prove to be the difference-maker. However, it once again comes back to the offense. 

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The Giants would presumably counter with Logan Webb, a guy that absolutely shut them down in Game 1 of the series. If that’s the case, it could be one of the most epic Game 5’s in the history of baseball the way these guys are throwing. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. It got there. To game 5 I mean. And we have a fully rested, 20 game winning, pressure performing, Cy Young candidate on the mound. We’ll see if the Webb spell continues. But I’ll bet on the guy who consistently answers the bell, Urias. The only problem is that he won’t be able to come in to releive himself if things get really tight. Hopefully the Dodger bats will prevent that. And the bullpen has looked every bit as impressive as starters, including Jansen. Go Dodgers.

    • 106W, I mentioned this on another story. Don’t be surprised to see an appearance from Mad Max out of the pen. It would be his scheduled side session. That ought to be enough to send shivers down the spine of Kapler and the Giants. Just sayin.

    • 106, I agree and don’t forget urias is a better hitter than the Dodgers bench, so Webb has to pitch to the #8 hitter as well. I’m liking the Dodgers chances, and especially liking that the Braves instead of the Brewers await.

      • Kirk, good point. But “Babe” Urias better not get complacent with Webb either. Kid went deep the last game of the season vs the pathetic Padres. Webb embarrassed the defending champs in game 1, would be surprised with a repeat performance. Dodgers won’t chase again IMHO. Should be a hum-dinger of a game.

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