Urías, 1st Mexican pitcher to produce with a hit in the postseason

Julio Urías became the first Mexican pitcher to drive in a career with a hit in a major league postseason in all time, and the fourth to do so in any situation, in the game that started by the Los Angeles Dodgers against the San Francisco Giants in the Game. 2 of the National League Division Series on Saturday night.

Urías stood at the plate in the second inning with a pair of outs and hit a single to right field that sent home from middle to Chris taylor for the first Dodgers race.

The Sinaloan entered the game without hitting in two legal at-bats in four previous postseason and went 2-1 with a strikeout in his second inning, en route to pitching five innings of three hits, one walk, five strikeouts and one. race to take the 9-2 victory.

The southpaw had only legal at-bats in 18 games in two playoffs, one in the 2016 National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs – raised to center in Game 4 – and another against the Washington Nationals in the NL Division Series. Nacional in 2019 – Punch in Game 3.

In the regular season, Urías drove in nine runs, after hitting just four in the previous five years.

Fernando “El Toro” Valenzuela was the first Mexican pitcher to drive in a postseason career, doing it as a rookie on October 19, 1981, also with the Dodgers. “El Toro” produced a run with a middle ground in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series against the Montreal Expos, a team he defeated 2-1.

Sonoran Valenzuela went 1-for-20 in four postseason games and had his only hit in 1985 in the SCLN against the St. Louis Cardinals.

The next two did so in the same series, the National League championship series, as rivals and two days apart, involving the Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers.

Yovani Gallardo started for the Brewers and lost 4-3 to the Cardinals on October 12, 2011, but drove in with a sacrifice fly to right field at J3. In his career in three postseason runs, Gallardo from Michoacán went 7-0 at bat.

On October 14, Jaime Garcia went up the hill for the Cardinals and left without a decision, but produced a run when he grounded the short stops that scored David Freese. In four postseason games, the Tamaulipas went 9-0 in the batter’s box.