Thursday’s recreation in St. Louis was unhealthy. It was a nasty look throughout for a depleted group that’s in dire want of a time without work. The Dodgers began their most grueling stretch of the season with an embarrassing 16-8 loss. Whereas there was an honest comeback try with a Max Muncy house run getting issues as shut at 8-9 late within the recreation, the bullpen blew up, persevering with a theme began by the starter, Julio Urias.
LA truly obtained out to a 2-0 lead within the first inning and held that into the third when Urias completely fell aside. He allowed 6 runs within the third inning, together with 4 house runs. Cardinals hitters teed off on the left-hander, a lot so it raised the query, was he tipping his pitches? Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts wasn’t prepared to substantiate or deny the thought.
“I hate to low cost what they did. It simply appeared like they have been on all the pieces. Clearly, I do know that hitting man over there (former LA hitting coach Turner Ward). It’s one thing he prides himself on. (Julio) didn’t make good pitches. They have been on all the pieces. However I feel we’ve obtained to scrub our kitchen … as effectively and look into that. However I don’t know definitively.”
It’s not the primary time the group has anxious a couple of pitcher doubtlessly tipping pitches this season, with reliever Andre Jackson truly discovered tipping final month in Chicago. However in Thursday’s case, it regarded like extra of a case of Julio simply not having it.
For Urias, the beginning continues a development of random blowups. And a sample of serving up house runs. He’s allowed 14 to date this season, most in MLB, and he’s posting an uncharacteristically excessive 4.39 ERA via 10 begins.
“It’s clearly worrisome,” Urías mentioned via a translator. “It’s a kind of issues the place, I’m not hiding from it, however I obtained to do a greater job.”
The Dodgers can in poor health afford continued struggles for somebody like Julio Urias, however it’s magnified when contemplating the robust stretch the group is on schedule sensible. The membership has three extra in opposition to a heating up St. Louis group earlier than heading to Atlanta to face the NL East main Braves. After that, they make a cease in Tampa Bay for 3 in opposition to the MLB-best Rays earlier than coming house to welcome the Nationals in LA.
Urias would face the Braves subsequent.