It was a rough night for the Dodgers on Thursday night in Arlington. Just one day after their offense put up 11 runs in the 1st inning, fans were hopeful that Los Angels could tie up the series. Instead, the bats went quiet and Atlanta came out swinging.
The Dodgers dropped Game 4 in what turned out to be a bit of a blowout. The Braves put up 10 runs and Los Angeles was only able to scratch across 2 in an embarrassing loss. Now LA will need to win 3 straight games in order to keep their World Series hopes alive. All of that starts with Dustin May on the mound for them on Friday night.
Dave Roberts said Dustin May starts Game 5.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) October 16, 2020
Dave Roberts made it official after the game and announced that May would get the start. It makes sense, given that he’s the only Dodgers starter that could pitch off of reasonable rest. He pitched 1.2 innings on Monday, giving up just 1 hit and allowing 1 walk. May struck out 2 Braves hitters to add to his already impressive postseason run.
Through the 2020 playoffs, May has arguably been one of the biggest comments of the Dodgers pitching staff. He has compiled 4.2 innings of work and has yet to be charged with a run. Funny enough, Los Angeles has been prepping him for starts that they just never got to. May was supposed to make a start in the NLDS before they swept San Diego in 2 games.
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