One inning. One measly spring inning, at that.
Still, it had the feeling of a coming-out party, of an early unveiling of something special, or something that soon will be. Possibly very soon.
Julio Urias, all 17 years of him, made his first appearance in an exhibition game Saturday and looked an awful lot like the player dubbed the Dodgers’ best pitching prospect.
Urias looked poised and calm before an approximate crowd of 13,000 at Camelback Ranch in Phoenix, retiring the Padres in order in the Dodgers’ 5-4 victory in the first game of a day-and-night doubleheader.
He needed only 14 pitches (nine strikes), all of which were around the plate. He...