Julio Urías stands firm on the mound at Dodger Stadium as the Dodgers defeated the Padres 5-3 in Game 1 of the National League Division Series.

Dave Roberts, manager of Los Angeles, did not hesitate to choose the Mexican at the start of the series against San Diego.

A total of 22 postseason games throughout his career support the Aztec pitcher, but could he bear the responsibility of starting a Playoff game for the first time?

The handler’s reasoning and bet were correct. The ninth Californian prevailed and the culichi added his first victory in the 2022 postseason.

There was no room for error in the strategy, because in the regular season the left-hander dominated the Friars with a 3-0 record and 1.5 ERA in 4 starts, however, there was a slight hesitation in the fifth inning that almost ruined his night. to the locals.

Will Myers was in charge of putting the tricolor pitcher in trouble by hitting a home run to left field that gave life to San Diego when the California ninth already had a 5-0 lead.

Trent Grisham grounded out to first base, so Jake Cronenworth came to the register to put in one more. The third fell from the spikes of Ha-Seong Kim, and it was just the right moment for Roberts to move his chips on the mound. During the 5 innings worked, Urías only allowed those 3 runs, 4 hits, prescribed 6 strikeouts and did not grant any walks.

“I think being on the roster shows that they have a lot of confidence in you. That’s what they’ve done over the years. Just making the roster means a lot. So you’re just putting your piece in the puzzle.” 26 years.

In that gear of one of the best teams in the Major Leagues, the hitters complied.

The Dodgers took the lead on Trea Turner’s home run and Max Muncy’s RBI single in the first inning. Will Smith and Gavin Lux towed in a couple more streaks to the cause.

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