Today the Dodgers announced that Dustin May would be getting the ball for NLDS game 3 against the Padres. May appeared in the series on Tuesday in relief of Walker Buehler and threw 27 pitches.
Dustin May starts for Dodgers tonight.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) October 8, 2020
The 22-year-old faces off against a San Diego lineup he’s excelled against in 2020. Aside from his 2 shutout innings with 3 Ks on Tuesday, he allowed only 5 earned runs while striking out 16 over 17.1 innings in the regular season. That’s a 2.60 ERA.
Chances are high that May will be used in an opener fashion with Julio Urias or Tony Gonsolin taking on the bulk role for the game.
For San Diego, they turn to rookie left-hander Adrian Morejón to keep their playoff hopes alive. The 21-year-old has allowed 3 earned runs in 4 innings against the Dodgers in career.
Setting the Stage
A pair of rookies get handed the ball in game 3 with the series coming off a wild game 2 in Arlington. Tempers flared in the 7th inning of last night’s ballgame after shows of passion in key momentum-shifting moments. With their backs against the walls, the Padres mounted a rally in the 9th against struggling closer Kenley Jansen — one that might cost him his job — but fell just short.
First pitch is set for 6:08 PM PT on MLB Network.