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Dodgers News: Predicted NL Cy Young Candidate Shines In the Month of August

Julio Urias is having one hell of a 2022 season.

He just completed his 25th start of the season in which he threw a gem. The 26-year-old went a full 6 innings, threw for 7 K’s, 4 BB’s, with 1 hit and 1 ER. Rounding out a total of 101 pitches, he collected his 14th win of the season.

The dude is just special. If you think that stat line is impressive, this is something he’s been doing all season long.

Especially in the month of August, Julio in August (LOL for the Hispanic readers) has been juggernaut and virtually unstoppable.

That’s just been the kind of year for the Mexican lefty. Urias currently holds a 2.32 ERA, 137 K’s, 0.95 WHIP, and has pitched in a total of 139.2 innings. El Culichi has had it all season long and will look to continue his success in the postseason.

As we know, Urias is the one who closed out the 2020 World Series that helped us capture our first title in 32 years and our 7th in franchise history.

The Mexican native has been through a lot of highs and lows throughout his career.

Earlier in his career he missed major time due to a left anterior capsule repair that caused him to miss much of 2017 and all of 2018. Since returning from the injury, Julio has been the most consistent pitcher on the Dodgers rotation and has solidified himself as the ace for the 2022 season.

He has been one of the longest tenured Dodgers and at such a young age as well. The lefty isn’t shy to show emotion on the mound and has been a part of big moments as a Dodger in his young life. There is no doubt that Urias will make a case to be the ace for years to come in LA. 

And yet throughout all this dominance and perseverance, he hasn’t made one all-star team. Underrated and underappreciated. Keep doing you, Julio.

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Ricardo Sandoval

Born and Raised in the East side of Los Angeles. Ricardo is a staff writer at Dodgers Nation and on the LA Sports Report network of sites. He's also a lifelong Dodgers and Lakers fan. Ricardo is an alumnus of CSUN (Go Matadors).


  1. Who would have thought, prior to this season, that the Dodgers would be just fine without Kershaw and Buehler? Urias, Gonsolin, and Anderson have been steady performers. Gonsolin had a slight dip around the all star break, but is back to form. And May looks great in his return from TJ surgery. No disrespect to Kershaw, but you just don’t know if he’ll be healthy anymore. The Dodgers have many options going into the postseason. Including Heaney. This is a well balanced rotation, even without Buehler or Kershaw. But I agree that Urias isn’t getting the respect he deserves. I guess he’ll just have to lead the way to a 2022 world championship.

  2. To think that so many scouts passed on him because of his left eye. Mike Brito, bless his soul, knew what he was doing. Julio should have won the Cy Young last year when he was the first 20 game winner in years. Definitely not enough respect GO JULIO.

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