Dodgers' Urias whiffs career-high 10 for Tulsa
L.A.'s No. 2 prospect allows one hit in six shutout innings for Double-A Drillers
Dodgers top pitching prospect Julio Urias bounced back from a rough start in a big way for the Double-A Tulsa Drillers on Monday night.
L.A.'s No. 2 prospect (No. 8 overall) gave up just one hit and struck out 10 batters in six shutout innings against the Arkansas Travelers, as the Drillers fell, 1-0, in 12 innings. Urias atoned for an April 21 start in which he gave up five earned runs in just four innings.
Monday's outing matched Urias' longest professional appearance, and it was the second time this season the 18-year-old has reached double-digit strikeouts. The contest was also his third of the season in which he allowed no runs, with last week's five-spot remaining the only time he's let runners cross the plate this year. He threw 70 pitches, all but 18 of them for strikes.
The youngest player in the Texas League by over a year, Urias now has a 2.18 ERA and 26 strikeouts vs. just three walks in 20 2/3 innings for Tulsa. He's holding opponents to a .167 average, and his WHIP is a stingy 0.73.