May In Pain After Second Inning Pitch
Dustin May made one appearance this week against the Milwaukee Brewers. Unfortunately for May and the Dodgers, it did not go well. May appeared to be in pain after a pitch in the second inning to Billy McKinney. The young starter will get an MRI on Monday in Chicago when the Dodgers visit the Cubs. Fans feared May would need Tommy John surgery. Here’s to hoping for the best.
May vs. the Brewers- May 1st
Dustin May had an easy first inning against the Brewers, striking out the first two batters he faced. He got Kolten Wong on a painted 99 MPH fastball, then got Vogelbach on a curveball. Garcia grounded out to Turner to end the inning. May started the second by getting Shaw to strike out on a curveball. Jackie Bradley Jr. flew out to left field, and then Luis Urias blasted a home run to left field. May’s injury came in the next at-bat pitching to Billy McKinney. May showed clear signs of pain and quickly signaled to the coaching staff. Garrett Cleavinger entered the game with a full count and walked McKenney but shut down the inning before he could score.
May’s stat line was 1 2/3 innings pitched, 3 strikeouts, 1 walk, 1 run.
Despite the home run, May continued to show his strikeout prowess. It looked like he was on his way to another very solid outing. This is a big blow to the Dodgers rotation and a big blow for Dustin May, who was coming into his own. Before the season started, both fans and experts alike were excited about May. He has all the potential and was still putting up pretty good numbers despite some command issues and not striking out as many people as he should. This year, those questions were being put to rest. He used his four-seam fastball up in the zone, his curveball with a nasty break for swings and misses, and the cutter into lefties.
Unfortunately on Monday afternoon, the Dodgers announced Dustin May was scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery on May 11th. I hope May has a good recovery. He’s going to be sorely missed in the rotation.
IP: 1.2 (23)
Strikeouts: 3 (35)
BB: 1 (6)
HBP: 0 (1)
Hits: 1 (16)
Earned Runs: 1 (7)
Runs: 1 (8)
HR: 1 (4)
For last week’s recap, click here.
For the latest Dustin May’s stats, click here.
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