“He was strong on the mound”… Tatis also praised the Dodgers’ 6 scoreless innings
“He was powerful on the mound.”
Dustin May (LA Dodgers) started on the 7th (Korean time) in the 2023 major league match against the San Diego Padres held at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA, and pitched 3 hits, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts without conceding in 6 innings, and the team’s led to a 2-1 victory. May recorded 4 wins (1 loss) in the season.
May never put a runner in scoring position. He treated the bottom of the first inning as a three-way offense. In the second inning, he was hit by leadoff hitter Zander Bogatz, but induced Matt Carpenter to ground a ball in front of first baseman. Runner on first base, Bogatz, was caught on second base. But it didn’t lead to a double play. He then turned Jake Cronenworth into a floating ball and struck out Kim Ha-seong.
In the bottom of the third inning, May struck out Trent Grisham and handled Brett Sullivan’s fly ball to right field, then got a hit by Fernando Tatis Jr., but Manny Machado threw a ground ball to second baseman. In the 4th inning, they again made a tripartite inning.
In the bottom of the 5th inning, May walked leadoff hitter Cronenworth, but after dealing with Kim Ha-seong and Grisham as fly balls, he struck out Sullivan. In the sixth inning, after being hit by Tatis, he also struck out Macha. Following this, he induced a shortstop grounder to Juan Soto to put Tatis out at second base. Even Bogatz was treated as a shortstop grounder. He came off the mound after throwing a total of 99 pitches.
The Dodgers, who started the bullpen, put토토사이트 Caleb Ferguson (1 inning), Bruce Graterol (1 inning, 1 run), and Evan Phillips (1 inning) on the mound to keep the lead. He avenged his defeat the day before.
May has appeared in 7 games this season and is recording 4 wins, 1 loss, 12 runs (12 earned) in 40⅓ innings, an average ERA of 2.68 and a 0.94 WHIP (goes on base per inning).
Although it is the opposing team, Tatis also praised May, who is performing well. “May was strong on the mound today. There’s not much you can do against him. If he misses something, then you have to take advantage of it. But he pitched well from the beginning of the game,” he said.
“I didn’t go out and run for my teammates. It was incredible to have the bullpen shut up after leading,” May said. “(The fielders) played really good defense. They scored when they needed it. It was a really good game.”