The Los Angeles Dodgers changed their decision at the last minute about the starting pitcher of the fifth and final game against the San Francisco Giants, and instead of the Mexican Julio Urías will go to the mound Corey Knebel, as confirmed by the club on its social networks.
Knebel he has served as a reliever most of the season, throwing in 27 games, of which he started only four. In the postseason, he has shot in two games, where he has not received a run for one and a third innings.
After the victory in game 4, it was announced that for the decisive match it would be the opportunity for the left-handed pitcher, who already won in San Francisco Game 2 of the Series. In that duel, the Mexican was decisive not only from the mound, but also in offense at bat.
The decision could come as a strategy to change the order at bat from the Giants, and use the Mexican from the second or third inning, something that the manager has already done in other moments of his stay in front of the Dodgers.
A) Yes, Uriah, who won 20 regular season games, could throw up to six innings coming from the bullpen, since he has not been reported to suffer an injury and would have the advantage of facing a line up with left-handed hitters, something that would not have happened if he opened the match. In view of GiantsJulio had five appearances of which he won two, lost one and averaged 3.38 earned runs.
For their part, Dodgers It seems that they will not make changes regarding the players who started the fourth game of the series, since they face the right pitcher Logan webb, winner of the first game of the series and who has not lost in his stadium this season.