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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.
Dustin May took a no-decision on Friday when he allowed two runs, one earned, on three hits with three strikeouts and two walks in the Dodgers 7-3 win over the Braves in Game 5 of the NLCS.
May was making his second start of the postseason and was a bit shaky as he allowed five runners to reach in his two innings. Freddie Freeman doubled, advanced to third on a passed ball, and scored off of a Travis d'Arnaud sac fly in the first inning. Cristian Pache knocked an RBI single in the second to score Dansby Swanson as well. May left after the second inning with the Dodgers facing a 2-0 deficit but they would battle back and retake the lead to force a Game 6 on Saturday. The 23-year old hurler now owns a 1.35 ERA and 1.20 WHIP over 6 2/3 innings this postseason.
Dustin May will start Game 5 of the NLCS for the Dodgers on Friday, according to manager Dave Roberts.
May will make his second start of the postseason. His first came in the Divisional Round against San Diego when he only threw one inning against the Padres. He's pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings with a 0.64 WHIP over three appearances overall. The Dodgers need the young right-hander to step up as their bullpen has struggled mightily in the series and they face elimination, down 3-1.
Dustin May is starting NLDS Game 3 for the Dodgers on Thursday.
May spun two scoreless innings out fo the bullpen in Game 1, so this will likely be an abbreviated outing for the hard-throwing rookie. Los Angeles can advance to the NLCS with a win tonight.