Trevor May, the Longview, Washington native was playing in front of friends and family last Saturday at Safeco Field. He was looking good early before taking a liner off his right elbow. May was forced to exit in the fourth inning. Through 3.1 innings May had recorded five strikeouts and appeared primed to set a new career-high for strikeouts in a game (10).
The good news for May is he didn’t miss any time. He’ll make his fourth start of the season tonight at Target Field against the Chicago White Sox and Chris Sale.
May has made two career starts against the White Sox and owns a 2-0 record. His best start last year came against the White Sox. He pitched six innings, giving up three runs on five hits and recorded ten strikeouts.
In May’s previous start before his injury, he pitched his best game at the big league level. May pitched six strong innings against the Cleveland Indians, giving up one run on four hits.
Ricky Nolasco is getting closer to returning. If May pitches well tonight the Twins will face a difficult decision on what to do with the rotation. Will they leave May in the rotation? Or will they move him to the bullpen? It’s very possible that they have Nolasco come out of the pen when he returns from his injury. Having options is never a bad thing. May will look to make it a hard decision tonight when he takes the mound at Target Field.
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