Julio Urias extends scoreless-innings streak to 27 at Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Julio Urias

Dodgers pitching prospect Julio Urias, center, hasn’t allowed a run in his last 27 innings (Getty Images)

Julio Urias threw five more scoreless innings today for Triple-A Oklahoma City, bringing his streak of consecutive scoreless innings to 27. Here’s the box score from his win over the Salt Lake Bees.

Urias’ streak began April 22. Since then he’s allowed 13 hits, walked six batters and struck out 25 in 27 innings over parts of six games. The 19-year-old has a 1.10 earned-run average this season, which leads the Pacific Coast League. Through his first 41 innings this season, Urias has struck out 44 batters against only eight walks.

All of those numbers beg the question of when Urias will arrive in a Dodgers uniform.

The organization views Urias, its top pitching prospect, as a starter in the long term. But he’s on an innings limit this season, believed to be in the neighborhood of 100, and has been discussed as a candidate to join the bullpen.

The PCL record for consecutive scoreless innings is 44, set in 1905 by Bill Tozer of the Los Angeles Angels. There’s a good chance Urias won’t have the chance to break it.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.