The Dodgers will not know until October whether the experiment to limit the innings of Mexican Julio Cesar Urias really worked. But for now, everything is going well.
In his debut this season, which was intentionally delayed by the Dodgers, the 20-year-old pitcher pitched 5.2 innings and allowed a run during the game, which Los Angeles beat the Giants 5-1 in 10 innings To divide a series of four games.
“It was good to have him back and see him compete,” said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. “I saw the efficiency well, the change was good, the straight and the breaker pitching were good as well.” He did very well on the mound and it was good to see him again – and that will give us that quality opening.
The Giants beat four singles to Uriah. The latter was given by rookie Christian Arroyo in the sixth inning, a shot through the middle of the field that deflected in his glove and ended in the center field to propel Brandon Belt and tie the slate.
“I felt good, thank God. It came out better than anticipated,” he said about his presentation Uriah, who made 90 pitches and came to the rotation to stay. “I feel that what I did last year helped me to have more confidence.”
Belt was grounded after receiving four bad balls followed by Uriah, who worked it carefully. It was one of four passports he gave (one intentional). Including three starts in Triple-A Oklahoma City, Uriah has hit 13 innings in 19.2 innings. Before Arroyo’s hit, Belt had moved to third after Uriah’s shot diverted trying to surprise him. Uriah said the error “was all my responsibility, and cost me a career.”
“I think it’s Julio himself,” said Austin Barnes, who hosted Uriah on Thursday and worked with him several times last year in Oklahoma City. “I prepared them first with the straight and they were sticking smooth to the change, besides, it worked well in both sides of the home”.