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Dodgers News: Julio Urias Feels He’s Getting Back on Track After Season Long Struggles

It has been a troubling season for Dodgers starter Julio Urias. He has been uncharacteristically poor at times, and to make matters worse, it’s a contract year for him.

Urias has struggled to find any sort of consistency this season, but after another good start on Sunday, he finally feels as if things are back on track.



Urias went seven innings against the Colorado Rockies, allowing three runs while striking out 12 batters. It was his fourth straight start where he allowed three runs or less. He spoke after the win on Sunday.

“This game has a lot of highs and lows,” Urías said in Spanish. “The last two seasons I’ve been able to be really consistent, but this year we’ve had to battle through some things that have made me a little inconsistent. But now I feel good physically and mentally, and I think we’re getting back on track.”

Per MLB.com

If the Dodgers are going to reach their ultimate goal of winning another World Series, they are going to need this version of Urias. He is a key component of their team, and he seems to be hitting his stride at the right time.

On the season, Urias holds an ERA of 4.35 with a WHIP of 1.12. It hasn’t been a great season by any means, but this surge is definitely better late than never for the Dodgers.

His manager Dave Roberts gave his thoughts on the pitcher after the game as well.

“I thought he was focused all day,” Roberts said. “The stuff was really sharp. You could just see he was determined. He was going to go at least six innings today. We got up to the seventh, could have went eight, and he was efficient and on the attack. We needed that one today.” 

Per MLB.com

His seven innings against the Rockies was the longest outing for the left-hander since May. It was also the most strikeouts for him in a game this season, and tied his career-high. He has worked hard to get back on track, and things finally are looking up for him.

“I think that he understands that, up to this point, it hasn’t been the year that he had hoped for,” Roberts said. “But you can really finish strong and make it a great year. There’s still plenty of baseball left.”

Per MLB.com

If Urias can continue this pace, the Dodgers will be in good shape. It will likely also help him come contract negotiation time this winter.

His next start is scheduled for Saturday against the Miami Marlins.

Photo Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

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Matt Levine

Matt earned a Master of Science degree in Sport Management from Louisiana State University in 2021. He was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, growing up a huge fan of the Dodgers and Lakers. Matt Kemp was his favorite Dodgers player growing up.

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