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.
TORONTO — No real news on the bullpen front this morning, at least not since yesterday. Casey Fien, claimed off waivers from the Twins, is coming but won’t be available until Monday in Los Angeles. Julio Urias is still under discussion as a possible relief to the relief corps, but he is staying in Oklahoma City for now.
Dave Roberts said it’s still too soon to say what changes Monday when Fien arrives. The Dodgers will have to make a change to their 25-man roster, and it sounds like you can rule out the possibility of an eight-man bullpen (currently there are seven relievers in the ‘pen):
TORONTO — A three-run third inning, highlighted by an overturned call at home plate, was all the support Clayton Kershaw needed in the Dodgers’ 6-2 bounceback victory over the Blue Jays. The story is here. The box score is here.
The Dodgers have bullpen questions, sure. Are Julio Urias and Casey Fien the answers?
Julio Urias, the Dodgers’ top pitching prospect, took a perfect game into the fifth inning and completed six innings without allowing a hit in the Oklahoma City Dodgers’ 5-0 win over the New Orleans Zephyrs on Wednesday.
Urias, 19, was making his fourth start and his fifth appearance overall for the Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate. He struck out six batters and walked none. The only baserunner he allowed reached on a fielding error.
The Dodgers have Urias on an innings limit this season, which is why he pitched three innings of relief in his previous appearance and was not allowed to exceed six innings today. Urias logged 80 ⅓ innings across four levels last season.