Saturday, May 28, 2016

Baseball Card of the Day... Julio Urias

Julio Urias of the Los Angeles Dodgers made his big league debut last night vs. the New York Mets at Citi Field in New York.

Urias's 2014 Bowman Prospects #BP6 is today's Baseball Card of the Day.

The young pitcher has been tough to beat in the minor leagues, and because of an injury to the pitcher Alex Wood, Urias was caled up to the big league to help the starting rotation.

At Oklahoma City of the Pacific Coast League Urias was 4-1, with an era of 1.10.

Friday night didn't go as well, as the 19 year old pitcher from Mexico ended his debut allowing 3 runs, 5 hits, and walking 4 batters in just 2 2/3 innings pitched.

As usual, I didn't even know I had the young man's rookie card.

I found it going through a box of cards looking for today's selection.

I don't get to buy many cards, and if I do, it's the Walmart cards...the Retail version w/o any autographed cards or memorabilia cards.

None the less, finding this rookie pitchers card was kinda cool, like when, as a kid, I'd open up packs of Topps cards looking for Bill Freehan cards and cards to build a complete am set of Tigers cards.

Urias, the first teeanger in 11 years to start a big league game, was optioned back to the Oklahoma City Dodgers today.

I'm sure we'll see the young pitcher again, continuing rotation injuries to the Dodgers staff, or maybe in the September call-ups.

Good Luck to Julio Urias, and congratulations on making it to big league baseball. 

Play Ball! 

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