Dodgers will use opener, not Julio Urías vs. Giants

SAN FRANCISCO – In perhaps the biggest game in the 131-year history of the Los Angeles Dodgers-San Francisco Giants rivalry, the Dodgers have decided to rely on analysis rather than tradition, by not starting the 20 game winner in favor of a reliever as an opener.


The Dodgers start veteran reliever Corey Knebel Thursday night in their Game 5 winner of the National League Division series instead of Julio Urias, creating a heard stir in the baseball world.

“I wouldn’t say it’s riskier,” said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, “I think what it does is it paves the way for criticism. But I think it doesn’t. can’t do a job for fear of failure or potential criticism.I think you have to do your job given that what you think is the best way to win the game.

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