May Pitched Brilliantly in Dodger Loss

Monday, August 10, 2020
Copyrighted by Sarah Morris, 2020

Monday, at Dodger Stadium, the San Diego Padres’ pitching staff dominated the Los Angeles Dodgers in their 2-to-1 victory.

The rookie right-hander Dustin May should have had a victory or a no-decision, but he had poor offensive support. His two-seam fastball and cutter baffled the hot-hitting Padres. Coming to this start, May had 15 strikeouts and three walks, but two walks during the sixth inning led to his downfall.

As usual in 2020, the Dodger bullpen – Caleb Ferguson and Blake Treinen – was flawless.

Although the Dodgers came into Monday night’s game with the highest runs scored in baseball, their offense has not been productive. Unless they hit a home run, they usually do not score. Max Muncy, playing with a broken ring finger, has a batting average of .182, and Cody Bellinger has not found his stroke yet with his .176 batting average. Corey Seager, who played catch Monday, has not played since Friday. AJ Pollock, the Dodgers’ best hitter, was rested.

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