Copyrighted by Sarah Morris, 2021
Today with a rainout in Chicago, the Los Angeles Dodgers received the worst possible news about their young phenom Dustin May. On May 11th, May will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery. May and the Dodgers hope he can return for the stretch run during the 2022 season.
For the time being, the Dodgers will go with a four-man starting rotation. They have three upcoming off days so that they can wait to have a fifth starter until either Tony Gonsolin or David Price can heal from their respective injuries and build sufficient arm strength to go for 75 pitches and five innings.
Losing a pitcher caliber of May has been during the 2021 season is quite a blow for any baseball team. Hopefully, May will not be scared of throwing a curveball when he returns. May has a significant tear in a collateral ligament. In the past, many pitchers did not return from Tommy John surgeries, but with modern advances in medicine and his Texan-sized determination, May will return to the mound at Dodger Stadium sometime in 2022.