Dodgers’ Urias, back from injury, goes ‘warts and all’…gives up 5 runs in 3 innings

Los Angeles Dodgers ace Julio Urias’ return to the majors after 43 days on the disabled list was a disappointment.

Urias was removed after giving up five runs on six hits and three walks over three innings in an interleague game against the Kansas City Royals today at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

He threw 66 pitches and struck out just two.

It was Urias’ first start since May 19 against the St. Louis Cardinals.

On that occasion, Urias was pulled after giving up six runs on six hits, including four home runs in the first inning.

Two days later, Urias was sent down to the minors for a lengthy rehab assignment to deal with a thigh injury.

In his final rehab start at Triple-A on March 26, he pitched four innings, striking out eight and allowing one run on two hits.

However, in his big league return today, his pitching again fell short of expectations.

Urias gave up five runs on four hits and two wild pitches in the first inning against Kansas City, which is in last place in the American League Central.바카라사이트

In the bottom of the second, when the Dodgers cut the lead to 5-3, he was hit by two singles and put runners on first and second with no outs, but got a respite when catcher Will Smith threw out a runner trying to steal third.

In the third, he gave up a walk and a hit batter before retiring the side in order.

The Dodgers ended up losing 6-4.

Urias, who made his debut in 2016 when he was just 19 years old, is a prospect the Dodgers have worked hard to develop.

He led the National League in wins in 2021 with a 20-3 record and a 2.96 ERA, and established himself as the Dodgers’ ace in 2022 with a 17-3 record and a 2.16 ERA.

He was eligible for free agency after this season, and a big contract was expected.

However, Urias went just 5-5 on the season and his ERA ballooned to 4.94, the worst stretch of his career.

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