Dustin May proved on Tuesday that he is as ready for a Major League rotation as he can be. Now all he has to do is make sure that there is room in the Dodgers rotation for him.
May tossed six innings and gave up just two runs to the Padres on Tuesday. He had San Diego hitters looking foolish all night, striking out a career-high eight and walking just one. May gave up just three hits in the outing as the Dodgers walked away with a 5-2 win.
With how good that May has been over the last few weeks, you have to wonder how long it will last. Alex Wood will eventually return from the injured list, and there won’t be room for someone in the rotation. The Dodgers have five really solid guys as it stands for the moment.
"He was really good." Dave Roberts said he liked seeing Dustin May changing eye levels on batters more tonight.
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Roberts expanded on his rookie right-hander’s future in the rotation.
He’s making a case right now. We always talk about the depth of the starting staff — unfortunately, Woody went down, he’ll be back — Dustin is making his claim, and that’s a good thing. He’s stepping up when given the opportunity. … but we have a long way to go, we’ll see what happens.
Wood struggled in his season debut, but that was also attributed to some arm fatigue. If he is able to come back full strength, Dave Roberts has a few tough decisions to make. But Dustin May is a guy that should absolutely not be taken out of the Dodgers’ rotation.
May is now 1-0 on the year in his 3 starts. He has tossed a combined 13.2 innings and struck out 15 en route to a 2.63 earned run average.