Dodgers need more from Julio Urias to spare tired bullpen

LOS ANGELES — The Braves’ missed alternative on Tuesday is just exacerbated by the pitching edge the Dodgers could have for Game 4 of the NLCS at Dodger Stadium.

Left-hander Juilo Urias will get the ball for the Dodgers, whereas Braves supervisor Brian Snitker is planning for a bullpen sport. Urias went 20-3 with a 2.96 ERA in 32 begins in the course of the common season. He pitched an inning in aid in Game 2 in Atlanta on Sunday — and surrendered two earned runs — however can probably give the Dodgers the size they may need after utilizing eight relievers in Tuesday’s 6-5 victory in Game 3.

Manager Dave Roberts famous that Blake Trienen and Brusdar Graterol weren’t wanted and may very well be utilized in high-leverage spots if wanted in Game 4.

“The relievers came in and won us that ballgame,” Roberts mentioned. “They not only won today’s game, but they helped us win the next game, too.”

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Roberts has indicated the Dodgers will in all probability go together with a bullpen begin for Game 5 on Thursday. If the sequence returns to Atlanta this weekend, Max Scherzer can be in position to begin on further relaxation in Game 6.

Freddie Freeman went 3-for-4, reaching base 4 instances, after going hitless in his first eight at-bats of the sequence (with seven strikeouts).

“He had a rough couple days, and I said I think everybody forgot that three games ago he’s the reason we are here right now,” Snitker mentioned, referring to Freeman’s homer that beat Milwaukee in Game 4 of the NLDS. “Guys go through that. It’s just magnified this time of year, or this time of year and beginning of the year it gets magnified also.”

Justin Turner returned at third base after lacking the Game 2 begin with neck soreness.

Turner went hitless in three at-bats with a stroll. He is 3-for-31 (.097) total within the postseason.

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