Julio Urías will not begin in any case for the Dodgers within the deciding Game 5 of their NL Division Series on Thursday evening towards the Giants, giving Los Angeles a left-hander out of the bullpen who has been powerful on lefty hitters.

Right-hander Corey Knebel as an alternative will open the sport for the defending World Series champions towards the NL West-winning Giants, who edged Los Angeles on the final day of the common season with a franchise-best 107 victories to the Dodgers’ 106.

Tommy La Stella was being thought-about to begin at second base towards Knebel as an alternative of Donovan Solano relying on how La Stella’s pregame exercise goes to check a decent left Achilles tendon.

“It doesn’t matter at this point. We’ve seen every pitcher that they have,” Giants third baseman Evan Longoria mentioned. “I’m sure that tactically speaking there was probably some thought and changes that went into it from Kap’s side, the managerial side of it.”