The MLB Wins leader showed everyone why he has been so successful this season. Although it wasn’t his deepest or most dominant start, he was able to limit Major League Baseball’s best offense to only 1 run on 3 hits while striking out 5. He was also able to knock in the team’s first run this series with a 2-out single in the second.
Not only did his contribution on the mound help the Dodgers tie up the series with the Giants, it also helped Julio Urías tie a rival who was once a Giant himself. Urías tallied his 7th postseason win which so happens to tie Madison Bumgarner for the most wins by a pitcher age 25 or younger in the postseason.
Julio Urías picked up his 7th postseason win, tying Madison Bumgarner for the most by a pitcher age 25 or younger in postseason history. pic.twitter.com/AORJsDnGCI
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 10, 2021
Julio has been in the league for quite a while now that it’s hard to believe he’s still so young. Many also forget just how talented he really is. Injuries and innings limits have prevented him from achieving his full potential, but this year has been a different story. Urías has been healthy all year and has shown just how great he can be. It can be argued that he’s one of the most underrated pitchers around. He’s barely entering his prime and he’s already his good; just imagine what he’ll accomplish in a couple seasons.
Urías has a chance to accomplish something great in the near future as well as he could surpass Bumgarner and hold the most postseason wins by a pitcher age 25 or younger. He could certainly get a chance to do so if the team advances to the NLCS and further. There’s also the possibility he could so if the series goes to a game 5 which would create another all hands on deck scenario, possibly thrusting Urías into the game with a chance to acquire win number 8.
Hopefully, he’ll have more than enough chances to make postseason history.