Cubs @ Dodgers August 27, 2016: Julio Urías looks to tame Cubs

The Dodgers will have to stop Kris Bryant from destroying them in order to stave off the series loss to the Cubs on Saturday afternoon in L.A. Chicago was able to get to the Dodgers’ bullpen in the 10-inning 6-4 loss while they worked with a new catcher in Carlos Ruiz. After the series opener defeat, the Dodgers find themselves a game ahead of the Giants who easily rolled over the bottom-dweller Braves in the opening act of their series.

Julio Urias (4-2, 3.95 ERA, 3.32 FIP) makes his 12th start for the Dodgers, and the twenty-year old will take on the Cubs for the second time this year. He took on the best team in baseball back on June 2 in his second Major League start at Wrigley Field, and allowed six runs on eight hits in five innings. More recently, the talented left-hander has pitched well, and has a three-game winning streak going. The phenom hasn’t allowed a run in his last 8 2/3 innings pitched which included a relief appearance.

Cubs
Dodgers
1:05 p.m. PT
Los Angeles
CF
Fowler
2B
Utley
3B
Bryant
SS
Seager
1B
Rizzo
3B
Turner
RF
Zobrist
1B
Gonzalez
SS
Russell
C
Grandal
LF
Soler
RF
Reddick
C
Contreras
CF
Pederson
2B
Baez
LF
Toles
P
Hammel
P
Urias

The Cubs send Jason Hammel (13-6, 3.07 ERA, 4.27 FIP), the big right-hander, to the mound. Overall he is 2-6 with a 4.80 ERA against the Dodgers in 17 career games. Before a bad start against the Rockies last time out when he allowed 10 runs on 10 hits in 3 1/3 innings, Hammel won six straight games. Colorado snapped his 22 scoreless inning streak. Howie Kendrick and Chase Utley have found success against Hammel, hitting .438 and .500 against him.

Scott Van Slyke is out for the year.

Trayce Thompson literally broke his back, but maybe?

Kershaw soon.

So you’re saying there’s still a chance?

Julio, please.

ThrowsRelieverSat 10/15Sun 10/16Mon 10/17Tue 10/18Wed 10/19Thur 10/20Fri 10/21
LAvilan--OFF-2421OFF
RBaez34-OFF-2727OFF
RBlanton28-OFF13-19OFF
LDayton3-OFF16-12OFF
RFields--OFF-910OFF
RJansen-18OFF21--OFF
RStripling10-OFF-2018OFF
LWood--OFF-32-OFF

About Stacie Wheeler

Stacie Wheeler
Stacie Wheeler, born and raised in So Cal, has been writing about the Dodgers since 2010. She wrote daily as the co-editor of Lasorda's Lair for five long years, and she has also written for Dodgers Nation, Dodger Blue 1958 and The Hardball Times. She currently contributes to True Blue LA. Stacie graduated from the University Of Southern California with a bachelor's degree in Cinema-Television. You can also watch her videos on her YouTube channel, DishingUpTheDodgers.