“It’s going to be a great environment, a great atmosphere and we expect he rises to the occasion.”The Dodgers were off Thursday and are giving the rest of their rotation — including fellow left-handers Clayton Kershaw and Scott Kazmir who will start the first two games in San Francisco — extra rest before their starts. Urias threw 86 pitches over four innings Tuesday and will pitch on regular rest Sunday. Right-hander Mike Bolsinger will move back another day to Monday in Arizona.“We like that matchup,” Roberts said of starting Urias against the Giants.“They’re heavy left(-handed). That’s a pretty easy one to see. … I think it goes to us feeling confident in that matchup for our club.”The Giants have actually been more productive against left-handed pitchers with a slash line of .274/.338/.413 and an OPS of .751 and .244/.324/.385 with a .708 OPS against right-handed pitching. That, however, included right-handed hitting Hunter Pence who is now out of their lineup with a hamstring injury. The Dodgers are certainly not making it easy for Julio Urias to break into the major leagues.They asked the 19-year-old prospect to make his major-league debut in New York against the Mets then follow that up with a start against the best team in baseball, the Chicago Cubs, at Wrigley Field.Now after one start at Dodger Stadium, the Dodgers will shuffle their rotation in order to start Urias in San Francisco on Sunday night against the NL West-leading Giants — oh, and the game will be on national television as the featured game on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball.“Obviously, those opponents are tough,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “They’re some of the best teams in baseball. I know we believe if he (Urias) does what he can do and executes — which he’s been doing better every start — he can get anybody out. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
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