Cinalone Julio Urias 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 magical image of 20 wins – only one of this year’s majors – 51 days at the age of 25, when Fernando “El Toro” did it 39 days ago to snatch the Mexican score from Valencula. 26 years in 1986 – 25 years 326 days.
Urias (20-3) conceded 6 1/3 in the 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.
Esteban Loisa is the first Mexican Urias to win 20 in a season since 2003, finishing with 21 runs with the Chicago White Sox.
The other Mexican with 20 wins in a season is Theo Higuera of Zionalova, 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 with a Sea Young Award nominee of 2.96 ERA, 185.2 in the innings, 195 out of a strike and 1.02 WHIP 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.
Valenzuela, from Sonora, became the first Mexican to achieve 20 wins in a single season when he defeated the Houston Astros 9-2 on September 22, 1986. After an 8-3 defeat to San Francisco on September 27, “El Toro” beat the Giants 2-1 in a 21-game victory over Mexico on October 4.
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 September 2003, four days later they beat Valencula 5-1 against 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 and 207, 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 their 20th win early in their 198th career, while at 235 Loisa needed more games.