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The LA Dodgers are sending Nineteen-Year-old Julio Urias to the Hill Tonight at Citi Field

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The Los Angeles Dodgers are in New York City this weekend and are starting their three-game series against the New York Mets with 19-year-old, left-hander Julio Urias. The exciting debut has sold out tickets to tonight’s game in Queens, and it’s for a good reason.

Urias has dominated at Triple-A Oklahoma City and has been working his way through the Dodgers minor league system since he was 16-years-old. Dodgers scouted Urias in Mexico, when he was only 15-years-old.The Dodgers signed him for $450,000 and have been cautious in bringing him along through the minor leagues. With a fastball regularly reaching into the upper 90s, some believed he should have been pitching in the majors at 17-years-old.   The last major league debut from a teenager was Felix Hernandez, which sets a great tone as to what we can expect from the teen. Julio will be one of four teenagers that have made their Major League debut in the last 25-years.

The first pitch in tonight’s game will be thrown at 7:10pm EST. Tickets are currently starting at only $14 with hotel rates near Citi Field for fans out of the area starting at just $35.

The New York Mets are sending Jacob deGrom (3-1, 3.07ERA) to start the series and the Los Angeles Dodgers will premiere their prospect Julio Urias.

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