Unexpected lack of control: Julio Urías put the Dodgers in serious trouble

Urías was on a mission to guard the Dodgers’ lead in the eighth inning.

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Los Angeles Dodgers lost 5-4 Game 2 of the National League Championship Series. Atlanta Braves rallied from a two-run deficit near the end of the game and was responsible for Julio Urías, leading MLB regular season winner.

The Mexican entered as a reliever for the bottom of the eighth inning. The Angelenos beat the locals 2-4, and were just six outs away from tying the series.

However, the inning started badly for Urías, who received a hit from Eddie Rosario. He later retired Freddie Freeman with a fly to left field. And then the damage came.

An Ozzie Albies hit boosted Rosario and made the game 3-4. “El Culichi” was visited at the mound for the turn that would ultimately be defining.

Austin Riley, on the first pitch, hit a long double that Albies took advantage of to score the tying run thanks to an excellent base run. New game in the eighth inning.

Julio Urías he struck out Joc Pederson and Ehire Adrianza to end the inning. But the damage was done. A “blown save” was awarded to the Mexican for having lost the advantage in save innings.

An inning later, the Braves dropped the Dodgers. Los Angeles sees their title defense in jeopardy by being two games down. The margin of error is practically non-existent. At Dodger Stadium they must win yes or yes.