Urias Looked Good in a Dodger Victory

Sunday, April 17, 2022
Copyrighted by Sarah Morris, 2022

On a beautiful Saturday night at Dodger Stadium, the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-to-2.

After a disastrous start in Colorado where his velocity was down, causing concern, Julio Urías rebounded and pitched five scoreless innings. His velocity was much better than it was in Colorado, and his breaking balls had a sharp break. He used all his pitches effectively. Although the Reds are a weak-hitting team, Urías, if he pitches as he did on Saturday, will fare well against the rest of the league.

So far this season, Evan Phillips has performed outstandingly. He pitched a perfect sixth inning and was credited with the win. David Price has been excellent this season and hurled a great seventh. After pitching well in the eighth, Mitch White ran into trouble in the ninth when he allowed two runs and caused the Dodgers to use Daniel Hudson for the last two outs of the game, earning his first save as a Dodger.

The Dodgers struggled against the flamethrowing right-handed Los Angeles native, Hunter Greene until the sixth. In the sixth, after Austin Barnes singled, Trea Turner homered. Freddie Freeman reached on a passed ball, Edwin Ríos singled, and they scored on Chris Taylor’s single. In the seventh, after Gavin Lux tripled, Freeman collected his first RBI as a Dodger with a sacrifice fly.

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