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Freddie Freeman Talks About What Makes Dodgers’ Dustin May ‘So Good’

The Los Angeles Dodgers are off to a shakey start to the season sitting at 5-5 and in third place in the NL West. Through those 10 games, there have been some Dodgers who have not played so well to start the season; however, there have been Dodgers who look like they could win some major awards this season. One of those players off to a hot start is starting RHP Dustin May.

May has looked fantastic through two starts, and first baseman Freddie Freeman told OC Register’s Bill Plunkett what he’s been seeing from the redhead flame thrower.

“Electric stuff. I faced him pre-Tommy John. It’s not fun. You’ve got 100-mph sinkers and 95-mph cutters and when he can throw strikes like he is right now, that’s huge. The extension, it feels like he’s throwing the ball right in front of you. That makes the 100 play up even more. You’ve got to gear it up. Then he can throw the curveball off it and the cutter on lefties. It’s hard to get inside 96 when it’s boring in on you. He’s just got so many weapons for lefties and righties. That’s what makes him so good.”

OC Register, Bill Plunkett

Just like our very own Doug McKain says, May’s stuff moves more than a military family. The 25-year-old is finally healthy, and that could be the worse news for opposing ball clubs. Thus far, the right-handed pitcher is 1-0 with an astonishing 0.69 ERA, 9 strikeouts, and a 0.62 WHIP through 13 innings.

May is here to stay, and Dodger fans have been waiting for his arrival for some time now. He’s appeared to arrive, and if he can continue his fantastic play, he could earn some All-Star and Cy-Young votes and establish himself as the number 2 in the LA rotation.

I love what we’re seeing from May, and I’m confident he’ll keep it up. Do you think he could establish himself as LA’s number one or two in the rotation, Dodger fans?

Ricardo Sandoval

Born and Raised in the East side of Los Angeles. Ricardo is a staff writer at Dodgers Nation and on the LA Sports Report network of sites. He's also a lifelong Dodgers and Lakers fan. Ricardo is an alumnus of CSUN (Go Matadors).

One Comment

  1. Urias is still the number 1 starter as he has earned the position. May can be 1B lol. It will be interesting if Urias signs with the Dodgers next year as you know Boras will be attempting to get an insane deal. Will Urias give the Dodgers a Home Town discount?
    May has amazing stuff. Hopefully, he can stay healthy. If Grove continues to have issues I wonder if they bring up Stone?
    Gonsolin back in May?

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