Mexican pitcher Julio Urías closed the regular season of the Major League Baseball regular campaign with 20 wins. The Dodgers pitcher got his last win before the playoffs this weekend with an 8-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.
The 25-year-old player, with 51 days, became the youngest Mexican to reach that number of victories and the only one in the MLB to reach 20 game wins. In this way, Urías surpassed the record of his compatriot, Fernando Valenzuela. "El Toro" reached 20 wins at the age of 25 years and 326 days.
The Dodgers pitcher closed the 2021 regular campaign with 20 wins and only three losses. In his last appearance before the playoffs, he pitched six innings and one-third, where he allowed one hit and one clean run, along with two walks and struck out seven opponents.
Julio Urías is the first pitcher of the team to reach this number in the last seven years after Klayton Kershaw had 21 wins in 2014. The last time a Mexican reached 20 wins was in 2003 when Esteban Loaiza closed the season with 21 wins for the White Sox.
Víctor González, also with the Dodgers, has had great afternoons with the Californian ninth as a relief pitcher. He has three wins and one loss, with 26 strikeouts included in his statistics. Another Mexican pitcher with a winning record in the 2021 season is Giovanny Gallegos, who has participated in seven games, of which he has been successful in five. The Obregonense has thrown 53 chocolates with an ERA of 2.78.
Luis Cessa, from Veracruz, of the Yankees, also manages positive dividends in the season, because although he has only participated in three occasions in the campaign, in two of them he triumphed, in these encounters he registered a total of 30 strikeouts. With the Oakland Athletics, Sergio Romo has participated as a reliever in 36 games, where he has given away 32 strikeouts for a 4.22 ERA.
However, not everyone has had the good fortune of his other countrymen, since also on the mound, the experienced Joakim Soria has experienced bitter moments with the Arizona DBacks. The Mexican has taken the mound on four occasions, leaving with a loss on his shoulders on three of them. Meanwhile, Óliver Pérez has only taken the field once and unfortunately failed in his attempt, as he lost to Cincinnati.
On the other hand, the Urías brothers, Ramón and Luis, have had good numbers with the bat, the former has hit 28 times, towing 14 runs, while the latter has 67 hits and 42 runs batted in. The good pace of the Boston Red Sox is also reflected in the excellent numbers of Alex Verdugo, who has hit 88 times to drive in 35 runs. In addition, the Tucson native, who holds a Mexican passport, has nine hits.