The Los Angeles Dodgers, who lead the National League West Division of the Major League Baseball (MLB), met bad news with injuries.
Dodgers right-handed fastball pitcher Dustin May started in the 2023 MLB home game against the Minnesota Twins at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, USA on the 18th (Korean time), but was replaced after the first inning.
May, who struck out Joey Gallo on a swing in the top of the first inning, got a heavy hit from Alex Kirilov. After striking out Carlos Correa, he defeated Byron Buxton with a fly ball to left field.
May, who threw 16 balls in one inning, failed to get on the mound in the top of the second inning. It was because he complained of pain in his right elbow.
After the game, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said, “May’s magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan at the hospital revealed a sprained right pronation muscle.” .
MLB.com reported that May’s velocity in the first inning was lower than usual. In particular, his sinker average speed was 94.7 miles per hour (about 152.4 km), which was about 3 km per hour slower than usual.
May, who throws a fastball, underwent right elbow ligament surgery (Tommy John surgery) in May 2021, and returned only in August of last year after rehabilitation.
May, who started six games last year, started the season normally. Until this day, he was performing well with 4 wins and 1 loss with an ERA of 2.63 in 9 games.메이저사이트
In particular, May showed off dominating batters with 5.4 hits and 0.2 home runs per 9 innings.
However, as he felt pain in his arm, he could not guarantee that he would be able to continue his career.
The Dodgers defeated Minnesota 7-3 despite May’s early toughness. They were trailing 2-3, but in the bottom of the 7th inning, James Ottman’s slam home run scored a massive 5 runs and won the game by a come-from-behind victory.