May ends his 2014 season 7.88 ERA and a 1.77 WHIP over 45 2/3 innings of work.
May allowed seven runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings. He struck out three and walked two during the outing. May opened the game with a scoreless inning, but quickly got himself in trouble in the second. With two outs, and two men on base, May gave up a two-run triple against Mike Aviles. Michael Bourn would plate Aviles on a single. May would give up another run in the third on another run-scoring single. The fifth proved to be problematic as well. With two outs, and two men on base, May gave up a three-run shot to Yan Gomes. He was pulled from the game at that point.
With the loss, May dropped to 3-5. He’ll take on the Tigers in his next start.
The first quality start of a rocky rookie season for
May allowed three runs on five hits in six innings in raising his record to 3-4. His troubles began in the fourth, when he yielded RBI singles to Jose Abreu and Conor Gillaspie. He gave up a solo home run to Adrian Nieto in the fifth, but was able to maintain the lead.
His next start is slated for next weekend against Cleveland.
Monumental struggles out of the stretch has prevented
May has allowed 41 hits in 29 2/3 innings with 19 walks and 24 strikeouts and owns a terrible 8.38 ERA. Opposing hitters are batting .269 against him with the bases empty, but a ridiculous .479 with runners on base. He has just seven strikeouts in those situations.
An American League scout told the Star Tribune that May's "got the ammo. He needs to locate it. And his fastball is pretty flat." May has struggled to locate his fastball well enough to make his other pitches work.
While plenty of runners reached base, May (2-4) was able to limit the damage to a pair of runs in the second inning that came on two outs, one a groundout and the other a sacrifice fly. While he's pitched better in his last two starts, the return to wildness isn't a good sign after he walked just two batters in his last three starts combined.
May owns a 8.38 ERA and 24:19 K:BB ratio in 29 innings. He's scheduled to face the White Sox Sunday.
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