The Los Angeles Dodgers cruised to a 4-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night at American Family Field.
After learning of some tough news about their ace Walker Buehler, who will be out for the rest of the season after undergoing elbow surgery next week, the Dodgers regrouped and took it straight to a struggling Brewers ballclub.
Julio Urias led the way for the Dodgers, tossing five shutout innings and earning his 13th win of the season, while lowering his ERA to 2.40.
In fact, Urias made some history with his dominant outing last night, lowering his career second-half ERA to 1.87, which is the lowest in baseball history for a starter with at least 180 innings pitched after the All-Star break.
With 5.0 scoreless innings, #Dodgers Julio Urias lowered his second half career ERA to 1.87. It is the lowest ERA in MLB history for pitchers with at least 180+ innings post all-star break.
— Kirsten Watson (@kirsten_watson) August 16, 2022
Urias Sets A Mark
Without Buehler, the Dodgers are going to need to rely heavily on Urias.
Urias certainly gave them a good reason to trust him going forward.
It’s not every day that you see some history made by a pitcher, but Urias set a historic mark for starting pitchers in the second half of the season.
Urias may not have been terribly efficient, throwing 94 pitches in five innings, but he did what the Dodgers needed him to do, earning a win and shutting down the Brewers.
All and all, it led to the Dodgers picking up their MLB-best 80th win of the year.
Urias may not be a household name, but he’s emerged as a durable starter for the Dodgers and even closed out both the NLCS and World Series in 2020.
He’s quietly turning himself into one of the better pitchers in all of baseball.
The Dodgers are going to need him down the stretch with Buehler and Clayton Kershaw both down.