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Dodgers: Dustin May Exits the Game Early With An Injury

One inning after being struck by a line drive, Dustin May exits.



When it rains, it pours. That’s what seems to be happening to the Dodgers with their starting rotation right now. Dustin May was forced to exit the game on Thursday after taking a line drive off of his foot. 

The timing is really unfortunate, given that the Dodgers just placed Walker Buehler on the Injured List right before the game started. Dustin May took a line drive off of his foot on the second pitch of the game to start things off. He stayed in for a scoreless inning but was removed prior to the start of the home half of the 2nd inning.

Dodgers training staff and Dave Roberts came out to the mound during May’s warmup pitches in the 2nd inning. Obviously, they did not like what they saw an ultimately chose to remove him from the game. Los Angeles went to the rookie Victor Gonzalez in hopes of him eating up more innings.

The Dodgers’ bullpen has been pretty heavily taxed over these few games in Arizona. In fact, they have used relievers in at least 3 innings for the last 10 games of their season. They’ve also used 5 or more guys out of the bullpen every game since Friday. Updates still coming on Dustin May, stay tuned. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. Wow, this is sure self inflicted. Is there anyone they can bring up from USC? Not the training site. The college team? Even before the potential problems with May and Buehler it looked like they were possibly one year too early with most of the rotation. And here come the Padres.

  2. Hate to be critical here because I have always been an advocate for getting our young starters into the rotation, which is exactly what the Dodgers did this year, but it was obvious that the corps were running precariously thin at the deadline. While the Pads added Clevinger, we did nothing because we thought we were too good??? Sorry, but that is arrogance and it may cost us again this year. Only silver lining is that Robert’s goes when we lose in the first round again. As it sits, looks like we play the Giants first and they have played us just about as good as anyone and they have nothing to lose.

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