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Dodgers News: Dustin May Will Start Against the Padres

Dustin May will get the start on Monday in San Diego.



The Dodgers announced that Dustin May will start against the San Diego Padres on Monday. This comes after short layoff following a rough relief outing in Atlanta last weekend, which may have caused Los Angeles to alter its plan a bit.

In 4 appearances this season, May holds a 4.26 ERA across 19 innings of work. In each outing as a starter, the remarkably consistent May has pitched exactly 5.2 innings while recording a 2.65 ERA. However, in his lone relief appearance, he served up a grand slam in Atlanta.

While May could end up a relief option for the playoffs, he will be given another opportunity as a starter on Monday night in San Diego before moving back to the bullpen, according to Dave Roberts.

With Dustin [May], he is going to have a little bit of a layoff. He’s going to make a start here…we have him penciled in. He’s going to make another bullpen here in a couple days. It’s more for him to see hitters, be a little more aggressive against a right-handed hitter, and use his mix.

Code Red is now sitting at 125.2 innings pitched between LA and the minor leagues in 2019, so the bullpen also acts as a good opportunity to keep innings down for the 21 year-old.

May made his MLB debut against the Padres at Dodger Stadium earlier this month where he gave up 9 hits and 3 earned runs in a loss. He will look to bounce back from his most recent outing as a reliever, and balance his win/loss record at 2 apiece.

Written by Levon Satamian

My name is Levon Satamian. I am currently attending Cal State Northridge, and majoring in Broadcast Journalism.

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  1. Levon, thanks for the update. May needs to stay sharp, and starting Monday’s game will afford him the opportunity to do so. Go Blue!!!

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