When it rains, it pours. That’s what seems to be happening to the Dodgers with their starting rotation right now. Dustin May was forced to exit the game on Thursday after taking a line drive off of his foot.
The timing is really unfortunate, given that the Dodgers just placed Walker Buehler on the Injured List right before the game started. Dustin May took a line drive off of his foot on the second pitch of the game to start things off. He stayed in for a scoreless inning but was removed prior to the start of the home half of the 2nd inning.
After being hit in the foot in the first inning on a come backer, Dustin May has been removed from the game without throwing a pitch in the second inning.
— AlaNNa Rizzo (@alannarizzo) September 11, 2020
Dodgers training staff and Dave Roberts came out to the mound during May’s warmup pitches in the 2nd inning. Obviously, they did not like what they saw an ultimately chose to remove him from the game. Los Angeles went to the rookie Victor Gonzalez in hopes of him eating up more innings.
The Dodgers’ bullpen has been pretty heavily taxed over these few games in Arizona. In fact, they have used relievers in at least 3 innings for the last 10 games of their season. They’ve also used 5 or more guys out of the bullpen every game since Friday. Updates still coming on Dustin May, stay tuned.