|4:08 p.m.||Los Angeles|
|P||Musgrove (R)||P||May (R)|
May has been quite good for LA this season. His strikeouts are up, his ground balls are slightly up from last season and, well, those are the two main ways he records outs these days.
Miss bats and keep the ball on the ground and you’re gonna have success. There’s a really good article on FanGraphs about May discovering his strikeouts, which has been one of the most pleasant surprises early in the 2021 season.
Chris Taylor returns to the starting lineup after a few days (he appeared in last night’s game). He’s starting at second base with Gavin Lux and Zach McKinstry on the mend. Austin Barnes gets the call behind the dish, giving Will Smith the night off. For the Padres, Wil Myers is getting a breather after stealing three bases last night.
Would be nice if May can pitch somewhat deep into the game, especially if Scott Alexander and Kenley Jansen are truly unavailable. Would also expect Garrett Cleavinger to make his Dodgers debut sometime tonight.
Ugh, can we please not?