World Series Champion Max Muncy recently joined David Vassegh of AM570 to talk about the 2020 postseason. Among the topics they discuss is the performance of star utility pitcher Julio Urias.
The young left-hander showed up and dominated every outing he was called upon. Whether it was starting, eating up bulk innings, or closing down games, the kid did not disappoint. Julio was so impressive, in fact, Muncy referenced an old friend when drawing comparisons to the electric postseason put together by Urias in 2020.
That’s the kind of stuff you are talking about when Madison Bumgarner won in 2014. That’s the performance he went out there and did. It’s very similar to what Julio was doing… He did whatever they asked him to do and he shined in every single moment.
Max continued his praise:
That’s who he is as a pitcher. He’s dominate, he’s got the stuff, he’s electric, he’s got the command and on top of that he’s got the mental toughness to go out there and do it and he’s gonna be a really good Dodger for a very long time.
Urias closed out the final two series for Los Angeles in the postseason, including the unforgettable final out of the game 6 clincher in the World Series. What’s more, he slammed the door with authority in each game.
While the future of the young pitcher isn’t set in stone, many fans (and teammates) who have watched the early part of his budding career feel as though Urias will play a big part in the success of the Dodgers for years to come.