Minnesota Twins starting pitcher, Trevor May continues to impress. Last night the Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 2-0, behind May’s gem.
May pitched his first scoreless start of his young career. May worked seven scoreless innings, giving up two hits and tied a season-high with nine strikeouts. The nine strikeouts against the Red Sox is impressive. As a team, the Red Sox have the second fewest strikeouts in the American League. The nine strikeouts are also one off a career-high for May. May finished the game retiring the last 13 batters he faced.
May’s biggest struggle early this season was effeciency. He appears to have put those problems behind him. Last night he got ahead in the count and had command of his pitches.
May has now pitched six or more innings in four straight starts. That’s something May had only done three times in his first 16 starts.
May is now 4-3 with a 4.35 earned run average on the season. He’s only issued one walk in his last four starts. In two of his last three starts, May has had identical lines, tossing seven innings and recording nine strikeouts.
May’s growth and progression as a pitcher has been fun to watch. After struggling early in the month of May, he has responded with four excellent starts. It’s gotten to the point where Twins fans should be excited when it’s May Day (The day May is scheduled to start).
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