Dodgers fans holding their breath waiting to hear on the status of Dustin May will have to wait a little longer. After being struck on the foot by a line drive on Thursday night, May was removed by the medical team one inning later. May immediately went for testing on the foot that he was struck on.
In the middle of the Dodgers loss, Dave Roberts was able to provide a small update. The update wasn’t good though, as May’s x-rays came back as inconclusive. He will need to undergo more testing tomorrow when the team is back in Los Angeles.
Dustin May exits the game after one inning of work. pic.twitter.com/ZeKVECyLKW
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If the Dodgers have to lose Dustin May for an extended period of time, the timing will be really bad. The regular season ends in less than three weeks. and that would put two of their playoff starters on the shelf. While the team does expect Walker Buehler back soon from his blister issue, there is no guarantee.
Even if Buehler is able to come back as soon as his 10-day IL trip is up, that only leaves one start for him to ramp up to October. Depending on how the results come back, it could be a worse scenario for Dustin May. The Dodgers had David Price opt-out and traded Ross Stripling to Toronto. The good news is that they still have Alex Wood if they need to go that route.
Less than two weeks ago, the conversation was about how the Dodgers absolutely did not need a starting pitcher at the trade deadline. Funny how things can change in an instant in this sport.