12up Logo12up Logo

AJ Hinch Reveals Jose Urquidy Will Start Game 4 in Astros' Bullpen Game

HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 19:  Jose Urquidy #65 of the Houston Astros reacts after being taken out of the game against the New York Yankees during the sixth inning in game six of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 19, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Elsa/Getty Images

The Houston Astros are trailing 2-1 in the World Series, and rather than turn the ball to a starter in Game 4, AJ Hinch plans to roll with the bullpen.

And who better to kick things off than Jose Urquidy, a reliever who has started games in the past for the Astros and has been outstanding in the postseason.

Urquidy has featured in two games during the 2019 postseason, striking out eight batters during the ALDS across 4.1 innings of work. He surrendered one run and six hits while walking two.

The 24-year-old started seven games for Houston in the regular season, logging a 3.95 ERA, 2-1 record and posting 40 strikeouts in 41 innings.

He'll look to utilize his nasty changeup--which gave Yankee batters fits during the ALDS-- in order to neutralize the Nationals lineup before turning the ball over to another one of the relief arms in the bullpen.

The Astros have successfully forced a Game 5, which will still be Nationals Park, but fortunately they will have one of their big guns on the mound in Gerrit Cole.