After being struck in the head by a line drive yesterday, Dodgers’ pitcher Dustin May was able to avoid a serious injury.
According to Manager Dave Roberts, May is experiencing some neck soreness but he feels fine overall.
I think [the neck soreness] is more of a byproduct of hitting the ground and kind of being in a mini car accident, but as far as the ball off the glove and off the head, there’s a little bit of residual soreness.
May also passed a concussion test after the game but he will undergo further testing, according to Alanna Rizzo.
Dustin May will undergo further concussion testing but is doing well, according to Roberts.
— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) September 2, 2019
It’s one of the best case scenarios for what was a scary moment in the game.
When speaking to the media about it, May said the ball hit his glove before hitting his head, so that helped protect him.
”I’m really kind of upset that I didn’t catch it,” May said. “We’ve just got to look at the positives, that I’m OK.”
Roberts added that the right-hander feels fine — and even played catch on Monday — and the team is looking to get him back out in a game as soon as possible.
The season stat line for Code Red now sits at 1-3 with a 5.11 ERA in 6 games (4 starts). As a starter, however, that ERA drops to 2.82 in 22.1 innings. The next outing for May is expected to be in a relief role again, where he has allowed 7 earned runs in 2.1 IP.