The Atlanta Braves had Julio Urias’ number early on in Game 4 of the NLCS, blasting three home runs off the Dodgers pitcher.
Julio Urias picked a tough time to show some serious vulnerability to power.
Urias gave up three home runs, including back-to-back shots in the second inning, to cede control to the visitors. He hasn’t done that in a long time.
This is only the second time in his career Urias allowed three home runs. That first time in 2016 was his second ever start in the majors.
Braves highlights: ATL had a home run derby at Julio Urias’ expense
Eddie Rosario got the party started for Atlanta.
Adam Duvall gave Urias deja vu as the next batter went yard in almost the same spot.
Freddie Freeman added to the home run tally in the third inning by sending one into the right field bleachers.
They added a fourth run after Rosario hit a triple and Joc Pederson dinked one into center field to send him home.
Urias won 20 games in the regular season and has pitched well in the postseason so far. However, he wasn’t exactly fresh going into Game 4. Manager Dave Roberts ran him out for an inning of work in Game 2. He blew the save as the Dodgers fell behind 2-0 in the series. Los Angeles may be seeing the lingering effects of that appearance on Wednesday night with their starter looking worse for wear.