The Los Angeles Dodgers right now have two and a half starting pitchers. The news of the exit to the disabled list of culichi Julio Urías fell on the blue team like a bucket of cold water.
The Mexican pitcher has been leading the majors in wins (13) for some time, although now he has yielded the spot to Kyle Hendricks solo with 14 hits.
Effective is the word that best defines its development. Without a predominance of great performances with close control of the rival (3.29 ERA and 1.07 of Whip) he has managed to get the necessary outs, walk the games and score the victories against the rivals.
That’s why the pitch received at the height of the fourth inning when he consumed his second at-bat of the first game against the Mets left a bad feeling. Julio was pulled just one inning later, without a decision and immediately placed on the 10-day disabled list.
The good news came today from the voice of Dave Roberts. Julio was pitching a simulated game in the afternoon and apparently it was doing excellently.
The road to comeback seems marked and the culichi is missed for his position in the starting rotation. (Fielding)
Julio Urías throwing a sim game today as he works his way back from a calf contusion. Clayton Kershaw also played catch again today. pic.twitter.com/ZyI2wzC7oF
– Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) August 18, 2021