May struck out one while recording the final two outs of the 11th inning in Monday's 15-11 win over the Reds, picking up his third save of the season. Edwin Diaz blew the save in the ninth and has failed to convert his last three chances, and that's opened the door for May to notch saves in his last two appearances. The former Twin has only been scored upon once in his last 14 games, posting a 1.32 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 19:6 K:BB in 13.2 innings over that stretch. While Seth Lugo could also factor into the late-inning mix if the Mets make a change at closer, May figures to get the first shot at replacing Diaz.
May allowed a walk and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save in Sunday's 7-6 win over Pittsburgh. Edwin Diaz yielded a walkoff grand slam in Saturday's contest, and May got the nod for a save chance Sunday. May did well to lock down his second save this season, and he's posted a 3.38 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 46:12 K:BB through 34.2 innings. He's also collected seven holds and two blown saves in 37 appearances. With Diaz shaky around the All-Star break, there may be chances for the likes of May or Seth Lugo to receive more ninth-inning duties from manager Luis Rojas going forward.
May struck out one in a perfect seventh inning Tuesday to record his sixth hold of the season in a win over Atlanta. The return of Seth Lugo, who worked the eighth inning in front of closer Edwin Diaz, has pushed May down a spot in the Mets' bullpen pecking order, but the right-hander remains part of the high-leverage crew. On the season, the former Twin has a 3.45 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 38:7 K:BB through 28.2 innings with two wins and a save in addition to his holds.
May (2-2) blew an extra-inning save and was tagged with the loss Tuesday against Arizona after giving up two runs (one earned) on one hit and one walk in one-third of an inning. May entered the game in the bottom of the 10th inning with a one-run lead, but he was woeful on the mound and ultimately let the game slip away when Josh Reddick connected on a walkoff two-run double. May might not have too many high-leverage opportunities going forward based on his performances, as he's gone 1-for-3 in save chances so far.
May pitched a scoreless ninth inning, allowing just one hit to secure the save in Mets' win over the Diamondbacks on Saturday. May picked up his first save of the 2021 campaign in his first opportunity with Edwin Diaz unavailable. May hasn't allowed any runs since his first appearance this season. Diaz is the normal closer, but May has been more consistent with a 1.46 ERA and 0.97 WHIP in 12.1 innings. He serves as the setup man, but May could be in line for more saves down the road.
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