The “Blue Blooded Ace” seemed to be well on his way to becoming Clayton Kershaw’s heir apparent, but his performance this year has been disappointing. Julio Urias has once again pitched poorly, and his ERA has ballooned to 5.02.
The Dodgers dropped a 5-8 decision to the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland, USA on April 20. The Dodgers had their two-game winning streak snapped and fell to 55-40 on the season.
A disappointing performance from starter Urias led to the loss. Urias gave up eight runs on eight hits (one home run) in five innings with two walks and two strikeouts. The runs were all earned.
The Dodgers offense seemed to take some of the pressure off Urias in the first inning, scoring two runs. With two outs in the first, Will Smith doubled and David Peralta singled to give the Dodgers a 2-0 lead.
But in the bottom of the first, Urias gave up four runs. After a walk to Anthony Santander and a single to Ryan Mountcastle to put runners on first and second, Aaron Hicks singled up the middle. Jordan Westberg followed with a single to right. The game was tied at 2-2. With runners on first and third, he gave up a two-run double to Ramon Urias. It was a 2-4 deficit.
In the bottom of the third inning, he gave up a double to Jordan Westberg and a walk to Gunnar Henderson to put runners on second and third with no outs, then gave up a double to Ramon Urias and a wild pitch to score two more runs. The deficit grew to 6-2.
메이저사이트 The Dodgers got one run back in the top of the fourth on a James Outman solo shot to left-center field. But in the bottom of the fourth, Jorge Mateo doubled, stole third and gave up a sacrifice fly to Austin Hays.
In the top of the fifth, Max Muncy hit a two-run homer to cut the lead to 5-7, but two batters later, Gunnar Henderson gave up a solo shot. The Urias lead grew to eight runs. The Dodgers could not get any closer.
In 2021, he went 20-3 with a 2.96 ERA, and in 2022, he went 17-7 with a 2.16 ERA and finished third in the National League Cy Young Award voting. He was well on his way to becoming Kershaw’s heir apparent. This year, however, he has struggled with a hamstring injury and has been far from consistent. Urias suffered his sixth loss of the season, and his season ERA ballooned to 5.02.