It’s an incredibly tough time to be a Dodgers fan at the moment. And while we all know that these rough times will pass, right now it really sucks. Injuries have certainly been a part of that struggle, and Los Angeles got hit with a huge one on Saturday.
Dustin May was forced to exit his start in the second inning with 2 outs. May threw a heater for a ball outside and immediately grimaced in pain. He called for the Dodgers medical staff and they pulled him from the game.
It didn’t look good on camera, and the way Dave Roberts described it leaves us with a lot of uncertainty. The Dodgers manager described the pain that May felt when he came off of the mound and that the plan is moving forward.
He just felt kind of a shooting sensation kind of, I don’t know some kind of shooting sensation through his arm on a curveball. As far as updates, we’re going to get an MRI when we get to Chicago. So, remain hopeful but won’t know more until we get that MRI.
The Dodgers play an early game in Milwaukee before heading out to Chicago for a series against the Cubs. The team will wait until they get out there to get Dustin an MRI. While we certainly don’t want to get too far ahead, it’s rare that good news comes out of an elbow MRI.
Losing May for any extended amount of time could prove to be a huge blow to the Dodgers. Roberts already said that there would be a roster move made ahead of Sunday afternoon’s game in Milwaukee to help with bullpen depth.