Dodgers News: Julio Urías update, Aaron Boone praises Bobby Miller, '55 champion dies

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The Los Angeles Dodgers dropped a three-game series to the New York Yankees over the weekend at Chavez Ravine, but in the Sunday night finale, rookie hurler Bobby Miller was as good as advertised (and then some).

With a Dodgers rotation desperate for an infusion of high-level talent, and a 2023 trade deadline that seems unlikely to deliver clear upgrades, Miller should probably stick around a while and remain in the mix moving forward.

Before Sunday's game, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts expected to see Miller raise his game after staring in at Giancarlo Stanton in the box rather than grow timid, and his expectations were vindicated. The flamethrower shrugged off a few first-inning walks, ultimately allowing a single hit and whiffing seven in six shutout innings.

Consider Aaron Boone a fan, too, after the game wrapped:

"Wow. Yeah, he was firing today. He was obviously tough on us.

That’s a big-time arm. I’ve heard about him now for a little while, and that arm came as advertised."

Aaron Boone on Bobby Miller

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Roger Craig, the winner of the final game in Brooklyn Dodgers history, passed away over the weekend at the age of 93; his passing was announced during the Sunday Night Baseball broadcast.

Though Craig is widely known as a Giants manager (his passing was also announced by the team), he spent seven years with the Dodgers, and possessed a 1955 championship ring.

Tragically, Sandy Koufax and Carl Erskine are the only two remaining living members of that title-winning team.

In better news, Julio Urías is on the mend, and he'll be back this weekend!

MLB News

*Miami Marlins second baseman Luis Arraez is threatening to hit .400, and the baseball world is beginning to notice. Huge blow to his Savant page.

*The Reds have promoted phenom third baseman Elly De La Cruz to show the baseball world that he might be Oneil Cruz 2.0. Expect Cincinnati to begin to transition into a contention window around the kids rather than sell them off, but players like Nick Senzel and Jake Fraley (and, uh, Jonathan India?) might be available.

*Jacob deGrom will be transferred to the 60-Day IL for the Texas Rangers. Don't think that'll slow down the offense much, though.

*Aaron Judge will miss time with a toe injury suffered crashing into the right-field concrete at Dodger Stadium. The concrete, somehow, has broken ribs.

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