Julio Urías continues its role as a key player in Los Angeles Dodgers, because from his hand they achieved the victory number 100 of the season and ignited the dispute for a ticket to the playoffs against the San Francisco Giants, who lead them by two wins six games from the end of the claendario.
After beating the Arizona Diamondbacks, the outstanding note of the day was given the Culichi, who has established himself at the top of the pitchers with the most victories so far this season, which is just a few days from the end, so he is about to be crowned the pitcher with the most conquests in 2021.
After pitching five innings, striking out three and directing the shutout of the Dodgers, Uriah got his victory number 19, making him the leader in this department with three wins ahead of his following pursuers, Gerrit cole and Adam wainwright, of the Yankees from New York and Cardinals of San Luis, respectively.
After reaching this impressive figure, the Sinaloan pitcher is virtually recognized as the pitcher with the most victories of the season and, barring one surprise, he will become the first Mexican to achieve this distinction.
In 1986, Fernando Valenzuela was the last Aztec serpentine player who came closest to achieving it, when he obtained a record of 21 victories and 11 defeats, also with the Dodgers. In that campaign, Roger clemens, of the Boston Red Sox, he won the game with a mark of 24 wins and just 4 falls.
The 19 victories of Uriah, in addition to making him the holder of the title of won in the MLB 2021, equaled four other Mexican players who reached this figure within the Big leagues. Fernando Valenzuela He did it in 1982 and 1986; Teodoro Higuera in 1986 and 1987, and finally Esteban Loaiza in 2003.
The Culichi He has only lost three games so far this season, making him one of the pitchers with the best percentage of effectiveness in the Big leagues and also one of the few that best connects with the bat in his hands.
In fact, in the same commitment to the Diamondbacks, July He connected one of the seven hits made by the Angelina squad, something that amazed the spectators of the Chase field in Arizona.
And if that was not enough, Dave Roberts, the manager of the Dodgers, confirmed that the Sinaloan will have one more chance to reach 20 victories of the season. The engagement could be against the Milwaukee Brewers the following weekend, in the final series of games of the regular season.
Should he continue his winning streak against Milwaukee and add the twentieth triumph of the campaign, Urías could not reach the 21 triumphs of Valenzuela in 1986 with the Dodgers, nor the 21 of Loaiza in 2003 with White socks, the best records that a Mexican has in the Big leagues.
Despite this, in his hands is the title as the most victorious pitcher of the regular season, a distinction that no other compatriot has obtained in the entire history of the league. Big tent, so in addition to defending his crown, he would enter the history books of the Mexican fanatic.