Urena (hand) isn't expected to miss any time after exiting Sunday's game against the Phillies with a right hand cramp, Wells Dusenbury of the Sun-Sentinel reports. Urena is slated to start Saturday, and his hand is fine following Sunday's outing. He'll face a favorable Cincinnati lineup in his 29th appearance of the 2018 campaign.
Urena exited Sunday's game against the Phillies for precautionary reasons due to a right hand cramp, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. Urena allowed one run on three hits and a walk across five innings prior to his removal. He struck out four and exited in line to earn the win. It doesn't seem like the injury will force the right-hander to miss a start, a home start against the Reds is next on the docket, though the Marlins will likely wait and see how Urena feels in the coming days before clearing him.
Urena (6-12) tossed six innings of one-run ball Tuesday to earn the win against the Mets, allowing four hits and three walks with five strikeouts. Urena scattered baserunners throughout the evening and was only scored upon via a solo home run from Michael Conforto in the sixth inning. He induced 12 swinging strikes and got ahead against 17 of 26 batters while inviting weak contact as he recorded 10 flyouts. Urena was coming off a stellar outing versus the Phillies and now has a 12:3 K:BB in 13.1 innings over two consecutive quality starts. He'll take a diminishing 4.29 ERA into his next scheduled start this weekend.
Urena (5-12) picked up the win Monday against the Phillies, allowing one run on four hits while striking out seven across seven innings. Urena was dialed in Monday. He made just one mistake, which resulted in an Asdrubal Cabrera solo homer in the second inning. The right-hander has now alternated good and bad outings over his last four starts (excluding his one-pitch outing against the Braves on Aug. 15), making him hard to trust in fantasy at the moment. He'll carry a 4.41 ERA into his next start, which will come on the road against the Mets.
Urena gave up four runs on six hits and three walks while striking out two in six innings Tuesday in Boston. He did not factor in the decision. This was his first start since Aug. 19, as he opted to serve his six-game suspension this past week. It has been a tumultuous month for Urena -- primarily of his own doing -- as he had a brilliant start in Washington on Aug. 19, along with three lackluster outings and the infamous start on Aug. 15 when he was tossed without recording an out after throwing at the leadoff hitter, Ronald Acuna, in the first inning. He lines up for a two-start week next week, with a home start against the Phillies and a turn on the road in Pittsburgh.