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Dustin May will not start until early next week, as manager Dave Roberts has decided to bump his next appearance until after the weekend.
Roberts is playing it safe with May, and will give him extra days off in between starts. With an off-day on Monday, May most likely lines up to pitch Tuesday against the Rockies. May was excellent in his first start of the season, throwing six scoreless innings while striking out eight.
Dustin May picked up the win on Monday vs. the A's when he fired off six scoreless innings in the Dodgers 10-3 win. He allowed just two hits while striking out eight and walking two.
Not too shabby for the Dodgers' "fifth" starter. May kept the Oakland bats quiet all night, needing 85 pitches to get through his six frames. This was an encouraging start as May has struggled to miss bats early in his career; he put up a 19.6% strikeout rate in 2020. The 23-year-old hurler will look to build on this in his next turn against the Nationals at home.
Dustin May has been named the Dodgers' fifth starter to open the season.
It's a pretty big surprise given the presence of David Price and Tony Gonsolin, but May will get the nod in the rotation, at least to begin the year. He threw just 56 innings last season, so expecting him to top 150 innings this year would not be prudent, especially with the Dodgers' depth in the rotation and history of managing their pitchers' innings. Still, May should be a serviceable contributor as a back-end-of-the-rotation starter, particularly if he can show more of the strikeout upside that he showed in the minors.
Dustin May got the start as the opener and allowed one run on one hit with two walks and one strikeout in the Dodgers 4-3 win over the Braves in Game 7 of the NLCS on Sunday.
May got off to a rough start in this one as he walked the first two batters of the ball game on eight straight pitches. He ended up giving up a run but things could have been worse under the circumstances; he was pitching on short rest and had a short leash. In the end, the rest of the Dodgers bullpen did enough to hold down Atlanta and secure LA's third trip to the World Series in the last four years.
Dustin May will start Game 7 of the NLCS on Sunday for the Dodgers. He started in Game 5, throwing two innings while allowing two runs (one earned).
May is making his second start of the championship series on one day's rest so he will likely only go an inning or two in this one. The Dodgers can roll out a number of arms, including Julio Urias and Tony Gonsolin, to replace him once his day is done. The only LA starter that won't be available is Walker Buehler, who threw six innings on Saturday in Game 6.