Urena (2-6) picked up the win Wednesday, giving up three runs (two earned) on seven hits and two walks over six innings while striking out five as the Marlins downed the Tigers 6-3. The right-hander delivered his third straight quality start and sixth of the season in 10 trips to the mound, but Urena seemed headed for another loss before the Marlins' bats got going in the sixth inning. He'll carry a 4.30 ERA and 39:18 K:BB through 58.2 innings into his next outing Monday, on the road against the Nats.
Urena (1-6) took the loss Wednesday as the Marlins dropped a 1-0 decision to the Rays, giving up one run on six hits and a walk over six innings while striking out two. The right-hander has now delivered five quality starts in his last six outings, posting a 2.77 ERA and 24:11 K:BB through 39 innings over that stretch, but he has only one win to show for it thanks to Miami's pop-gun offense. Urena will hope for more run support in his next outing Wednesday in Detroit.
Urena gave up two runs (one earned) on five hits and three walks while striking out three through seven innings in a no-decision against the Cubs on Wednesday. Urena allowed eight baserunners but was able to escape trouble most of the night, allowing only one earned run in seven innings. After allowing four combined home runs in his last two starts, he kept the ball in the yard and generated 75 percent groundballs. The 27-year-old has a 1-5 record with a 4.82 ERA and 6.2 K/9 through eight starts this season. Urena will make his next start Tuesday against the Rays.
Urena (1-5) took the loss Friday against the Braves, allowing five runs on six hits and three walks across six innings. He struck out four. Urena fell behind early Friday, allowing a solo homer to Freddie Freeman in the first inning. The Marlins tied the game up at 1-1 in the second inning, but the Braves proceeded to score four runs off Urena over the next four innings -- one run in the third and fourth innings and a two-run homer in the sixth -- to hand the right-hander his fifth loss of the season. The 27-year-old Urena, who had registered three straight quality starts before Friday's outing, will look to get back on track in his next outing, which will come on the road against the Cubs.
Urena (1-4) allowed two runs on four hits with four strikeouts and three walks across seven innings in a loss to the Phillies on Friday. Despite three walks, this was another strong outing for Urena. Unfortunately, it didn't result in a win, as Jared Eickhoff shut down the Marlins hitters in seven scoreless. But Urena does own a 2.25 ERA in his last three outings -- an obvious improvement from his 9.28 ERA in his first three starts. He still has more work to do, though, as he has a 1-4 record with a 5.08 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 25 strikeouts in 33.2 innings this season. Urena's next outing will be Friday at home against the Braves.