Cinalone Julio Urias He became the youngest Mexican pitcher to reach 20 wins in a major league season, and for the fourth time, the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Milwaukee 8-3 on Saturday night. Brewers.
Culiacán Southpaw reached the magic image of 20 wins – the only one of this year’s majors – 51 days at the age of 25, to snatch the Mexican score from Fernando “El Toro” Valencula, 39 days before turning it around. 26 years in 1986 – 25 years 326 days.
Urias (20-3) conceded 6 1/3 in the first innings and scored in the first inning, with a pair and seven strikeouts in his 32nd start on the final day of the regular season.
Since 2003, Stephen Loisa has become the first Mexican Urias to win 20 in a season, when he scored 21 with the Chicago White Sox.
The other Mexican to have 20 wins in a season was Theo Higuain of Sinaloa, who did it in 1986 – three days after Valencula did it – with the Brewers in the American League.
Left-hander Urias is the first Dodgers pitcher to reach 20 wins in the last seven years Clayton Kershaw 2014 will end with 21.
Urias finished the season as a Sea Young Award nominee with an ERA of 2.96, 185.2 in the innings, 195 strikeouts and 1.02 WHIP, compiling his best stats in a season.
With the win, the Dodgers dropped one game more than the San Francisco Giants, the leaders of the National League West, with only one game left on Sunday.
Sonoran Valencula was the first Mexican to achieve 20 wins in a season, and the Dodgers beat the Houston Astros 9-2 on September 22, 1986. After losing to San Francisco 8-3 on 27 September, “El Toro” defeated the Giants 2-1 on 21 October to record a 21-win victory over Mexico.
The second Mexican, Sinaloa Higuera, with 20 wins, defeated Brewers Baltimore Oriole 9-3 on September 25, 1986. Higuera toured further that season and lost 2-1 to the Detroit Tigers on October 1.
Higuain did it 45 days before he turned 29 years old.
Tijuana’s Loisa scored their third of 20 wins in Mexico, while the White Sox defeated the New York Yankees 9-4 on 9 September 2003, four days later to equalize Valencula’s record with a 5-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals. 21 wins for Mexico.
Loisa is 31 years, 267 days old.
Urias is only one of four Mexican players to have not reached 200 strikeouts in one of his 20 wins.
Valenzuela (21-11 in 34 series) finished with 20 games and hit 242 opponents, while Higuain (20-11 in 34) finished with 157, while Loisa (21-9 in 34) finished with one game and was eliminated. 207.
Urias and Loisa are the only ones without a shutout since Higuain got four and Valencula three.
In the last 103 days, after the last defeat on June 21, Urias has no idea what a big league loss is. He has since gone 11-0 in the 17 games he started, scoring six home runs after allowing 11 of his first 15 games.
Urias is the second Mexican to need the fewest games of his career to win 20 games in a campaign because he did it in his early 70s since starting his first game in 2016, and in the early 63rd, after Higuera. His second year in the Majors.
Valencula had 20 hits at the start of her 198th career, while Loisa needed more starts when she did so at 235.