Urias (0-1) allowed five runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out three in five innings to take the loss against Atlanta in Game 4 of the NLCS on Wednesday. Urias had pitched the eighth inning in Game 2 of the NLCS on Sunday, which prompted some speculation that he could be pushed back to start Game 5. However, he didn't appear to have any limitations in Wednesday's matchup while throwing 92 pitches across five innings. The southpaw has now allowed at least one run in each of his four postseason appearances this year and has posted a 5.40 ERA and 1.33 WHIP in 15 innings during that time.
Urias remains the expected starter for Game 4 of the NLCS against Atlanta on Wednesday after previously looking like he could get pushed back to Game 5, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports. Urias was expected to start Game 4 before the series began, but there was some doubt whether or not he'd be available after he was called upon to pitch the eighth inning in Game 2 on what would have been his bullpen day Sunday. Rather than pushing him back to Game 5 and going with a bullpen day for Game 4, however, the Dodgers will keep Urias on his previous schedule. It's possible he won't be able to pitch as deep as he otherwise would have given his relief appearance just three days prior.
Urias will start Game 4 of the NLCS against Atlanta on Wednesday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports. Urias tossed four innings while working as the primary pitcher in Game 5 of the NLDS on Thursday, and he'll be fully rested for his start at Dodger Stadium during the NLCS. The southpaw has recorded a 2.00 ERA and 0.78 WHIP in nine innings across two appearances (one start) during the postseason.
Urias allowed one earned run on three hits and no walks while striking out five across four innings Thursday in Game 5 of the NLDS. Urias entered the game in the third inning and matched Logan Webb's masterful performance. The lone earned run against Urias came on a solo home run by Darin Ruf in the sixth inning, though he didn't allow any additional extra-base hits. Urias played a large role in the Dodgers' advancement through the NLDS, throwing a total of nine innings across two appearances while allowing just two earned runs and racking up 10 strikeouts compared to one walk.
Urias is available to pitch behind opener Corey Knebel in Game 5 of the NLDS against the Giants on Thursday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. The 25-year-old lined up to start Thursday's game on normal rest, but the Dodgers will choose to begin the game with a right-hander on the mound. Urias earned the win in Game 2 of the NLDS on Saturday and allowed one run on three hits and a walk while striking out five in five innings.