The Dodgers really have something going. The starting rotation is dominating their opponents and the offense is providing run support.
Thursday was no different.
This time, Julio Urías stole the show with his incredible pitching performance. He did not allow a hit through 4 2⁄3 innings before Orlando Arcia broke up the no-hit bid in the 5th. Urías wouldn’t spare the Brewers another hit for the remainder of his six inning outing. The 22-year-old also notched a career-high nine strikeouts.
A career high 9 Ks? @theteenager7 was lights out. pic.twitter.com/AxnWDWtKCV— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 19, 2019
He becomes the youngest Dodger to strike out nine while allowing one hit or less since Clayton Kershaw did so in 2009.
Cody Bellinger went 2-for-4 on Thursday. And, yes, he hit another home run. His solo shot to right field marks his 10th homer through 21 games this season, becoming the first National League player to reach double-digits in the stat.
A.J. Pollock followed Bellinger’s bomb with a base hit and Max Muncy stepped up to the plate to finish the job. He hit a two-run dinger to make the score 3-0.
Before finding success in the sixth inning against right-handed pitcher Matt Albers, the Dodgers bats were quiet against Brewers starter Zach Davies. Davies allowed six Dodgers to reach base, but did not let anyone score in his five inning outing.
The Brewers were held scoreless until the ninth inning. They were able to get on the board before the game ended, thanks to their home run hitter, Christian Yelich. Yelich became the second NL player to reach double-digit home runs, just three innings after Bellinger made the breakthrough.
Their threat was short-lived, with Kenley Jansen allowing just one base runner after Yelich’s trip around the bases.
The win on Thursday marks the Dodgers’ fifth in a row, gladly leaving their six-game losing streak in the past.
WP: Julio Urias (1-1) 6 IP, 9 K, 2 BB, 0 ER
LP: Matt Albers (1-1) 1 IP, 1 K, 0 BB, 3 ER
SV: Kenley Jansen (6) 1 IP, 1 K, 0 BB, 1 ER
Home Runs: Bellinger (10), Muncy (5), Yelich (10)
The Dodgers look to continue their win streak, sending Ross Stripling to the mound to face the Brewers and . First pitch is scheduled for 5:10 pm PDT.