Mexican pitcher Julio Urias was sent Sunday back to the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Triple A branch in Oklahoma City after being squeezed out in his most recent Major League game.
Urias (0-2) posted his shortest start as a Major League opener on Saturday, allowing seven runs, six clean, on seven hits and giving three walks without a punch in two innings and a third in the duel that Dodgers lost 10-6 to the Miami Marlins.
The Sinaloan pitcher’s effectiveness shot up to 5.47 after the Miami duel, which followed another poor start in which he worked four innings and allowed six runs to Colorado.
“The inconsistency to locate their pitches has been, unfortunately, consistent,” Dave Roberts, Dodgers manager, told the official website of the major leagues. “You have to learn to locate the strike zone in Major Leagues, but also to send the ball to the catcher’s glove.”
Right-hander Josh Ravin was called in to take over Uriah’s spot, although his stay could be short, as Roberts confirmed that outfielder Logan Forsythe will be activated on Tuesday.