Dodgers eliminate Julio Urias as NLDS Game 5 starter
Posted On October 14, 2021
SAN FRANCISCO – The Los Angeles Dodgers knocked out 20-game winner Julio Urias on his start Thursday night against the San Francisco Giants in Game 5 of the NLDS and will start reliever Corey Knebel instead.
The Dodgers have not revealed whether Urias is injured, ill or will simply bring him into the game after Knebel. The southpaw, however, remains on the Dodgers playoff list. Urias has been brilliant in his last seven playoff starts, generating a 1.29 ERA.
He was scheduled to face Giants right-hander Logan Webb in the winner’s game, pitting two teams that have each won 109 games this season, including the playoffs.
Meanwhile, Houston Astros ace Lance McCullers, who won two games in the AL Division Series against the Chicago White Sox, is likely out for the ALCS, and possibly the rest of the season. season, according to someone with direct knowledge of McCullers’ injury.
McCuller left his last start with an outstretched forearm, and his forearm is now severely swollen, the person said, leaving right-hander status in doubt for the remainder of the playoffs.
The Astros have yet to confirm McCullers will be retained in the ALCS roster against the Boston Red Sox.