Dodgers starter Dustin May left Wednesday’s game against the Twins after the first inning with a sore right elbow, the team announced. Here’s what you need to know:
May’s velocity dipped in the first inning, hitting 95.8 mph. He was replaced on the mound by Dylan Covey.
Between innings, May met with Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts and pitching coach Mark Pryor. Then he came down from the cave.
This is the same elbow that May had Tommy John surgery on in May 2021.
May is 4-1 this season with a 2.68 ERA and 32 strikeouts.
A quick analysis of the athletics:
How much damage does this have on the Dodgers rotation?
If May misses any significant time, this is a big one. The right-hander has come into his own this spring, using his first regular season season in years to look like a good front-of-the-rotation starter. He tweaked his arsenal, changing the shape of some of his breaking pitches and changing his use of pitch, with impressive results. It looked like the promised arm as it roared out like a ball of fire.
But now Returning from Tommy John surgery in 2021, the 15-year-old hit just 95.8 mph and left the start early with a sore right elbow before exiting the dugout after the first inning after a brief conversation with Roberts and Pryor.
The Dodgers rotation needs him.