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.
May pitched a perfect eighth inning while striking out two to secure a hold in Thursday's win over the Cardinals.
May has been stellar so far this season, as he owns a 1.59 ERA in 11.1 innings and the only earned runs against him came in his first appearance. Edwin Diaz has been inconsistent and banged up at times, which could lead to May receiving some save opportunities in the future. The 31-year-old has certainly been the most consistent pitcher in the Mets' bullpen in 2021.
May (2-1) gave up a hit in a scoreless eighth inning Saturday to get credit for the win in a 5-4 victory over the Phillies.
The right-hander kicked off his namesake month in style, as he needed only 12 pitches (eight strikes) to retire the heart of the Philly order. May was rewarded with the win when Michael Conforto launched a game-winning solo shot in the top of the ninth. May has been as advertised after signing a two-year deal in the offseason to help solidify the Mets' bullpen, and he sports a 2.16 ERA and 13:2 K:BB through his first 8.1 innings with the club.
May struck out two in a perfect eighth inning during Tuesday's loss to the Red Sox.
Entering the game with New York down 2-1, May fanned Bobby Dalbec and Franchy Cordero to prevent Boston from extending its lead. The right-hander took the loss in a shaky season debut but hasn't given up an earned run since, posting a 9:1 K:BB over his last six innings to lower his ERA to 2.84. Should anything happen to Edwin Diaz, May is the most likely candidate to step into the closer role for the Mets.
May (0-1) was saddled with the loss Monday as the Mets fell 5-3 to the Phillies, giving up three runs (two earned) on two hits and a walk over only one-third of an inning. He struck out one.
Entrusted with a 2-0 lead in the eighth inning in his first appearance for the Mets, May fanned Adam Haseley to begin the frame before loading the bases on two singles and a walk. The right-hander then gave way to Aaron Loup, who plunked Bryce Harper to bring home Philly's first run and get things rolling on yet another bullpen collapse that cost Jacob deGrom a win. May was expected to solidify the Mets' setup crew after posting a 3.19 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 12.2 K/9 over the prior three seasons for the Twins, but his tenure with his new club is off to an inauspicious start.
May has posted a 3.60 ERA and 5:1 K:BB through five Grapefruit League innings so far this spring.
The right-hander has looked good in the exhibition schedule to begin his tenure with the Mets. Dellin Betances and Jeurys Familia have both struggled through the early part of March, and with Seth Lugo (elbow) expected to begin the season on the IL, May figures to be the team's primary setup man in front of closer Edwin Diaz.
May agreed to a two-year, $15 million contract with the Mets on Tuesday, Andy Martino of SNY.tv reports.
Among pitchers who threw at least 10 innings last season, May ranked 11th in K-BB% (32.3) while also logging a 3.86 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in his final year with the Twins. He has a 3.19 ERA since returning from Tommy John surgery in 2018. May joins a Mets bullpen that already features righties Edwin Diaz, Dellin Betances, Jeurys Familia, Miguel Castro and sometimes Seth Lugo, so it's not clear if he will be the go-to setup man for Diaz to start the season. He is good enough from a skills standpoint that he should get plenty of high-leverage chances.
May (back) pitched a perfect ninth inning with three strikeouts in a non-save situation in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the White Sox.
May exited Sunday's game versus Cleveland with mild cramps in his back, but he was fine in his return Wednesday. He threw 10 of his 17 pitches for strikes to finish off 5.1 perfect innings by Minnesota relievers in the contest. In 19 innings this season, May has a 4.74 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 31 strikeouts, and he's added two saves and six holds in 19 appearances.
May was removed from Sunday's win against Cleveland as a precautionary measure due to mild cramps in his back, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
May threw 17 pitches Sunday, but he was removed in the top of the sixth inning due to his injury. However, it's unlikely that he'll miss significant time as his removal was labeled as precautionary. The right-hander carries a 5.00 ERA and 28:4 K:BB over 18 innings this season.
May struck out the side to earn the save in the second game of Friday's doubleheader against the Tigers.
Sergio Romo pitched a scoreless seventh inning to keep the game tied, and after the Twins grabbed the lead on a Marwin Gonzalez single in the eighth, May shut the door for his second save of the season. May is throwing harder this year and ranks among the top 15 qualified relievers in strikeout percentage, but he's still clearly behind Romo and lefty Taylor Rogers in the pecking order for saves.
May recorded the save Tuesday against the Pirates by retiring the only two batters he faced. He did not have a strikeout.
The right-hander entered with one out, runners on first and second and the Twins winning 7-3, but he needed only five pitches to record the final two outs of the game. Closer Taylor Rogers has been lights out to begin the season, so May was likely called upon due to the unconventional save situation. The right-hander is off to a strong start in 2020 with one run given up through 4.2 innings and has a 8:2 K:BB, two holds and 1-0 record.
May threw a scoreless inning with a strikeout and a walk in Friday's season-opening win over the White Sox.
May showed improved velocity in the spring -- he hit a personal-high 99.8 mph on his fastball -- and looked sharp in his regular-season debut four months later. He's set for a high-leverage role in the bullpen despite being used in the fifth inning in Friday's win. Jose Berrios left after the fourth inning after a high pitch count, which got key relievers involved earlier than usual.
May set a new personal high by hitting 99.8 mph with his fastball during Grapefruit League play, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
While that was on just one pitch, Park notes that May's average fastball velocity was also up over the 96 mph he averaged in 2019. Seemingly all the Twins relievers were throwing harder this spring. Taylor Rogers will be the closer, but May is also capable of getting high-leverage outs.
May agreed to a one-year contract with Minnesota on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
May set a career high in appearances a season ago with the Twins, posting a 2.94 ERA and 1.07 WHIP with 79 strikeouts over 64.1 frames (65 games). He also registered 17 holds. May will be in line for high-leverage innings during the 2020 campaign.
May tossed a perfect ninth inning Friday, striking out all three batters he faced to earn his second save of the year in a 4-3 win over the Royals.
Both Taylor Rogers and Sergio Romo had made four appearances in the last week, so May was called on for this save. He did not disappoint, whiffing Ryan O'Hearn, Whit Merrifield and Adalberto Mondesi in order. May has allowed three runs over 9.2 innings in September, right in line with his season ERA of 3.08. He's recorded a 76:25 K:BB and 15 holds in 61.1 innings this year.
May has struck out 11 batters and has given up one run on three hits and three walks across 10.1 innings in his nine appearances this month.
The 29-year-old strong work in relief lately has seemingly allowed him to ascend in the Twins' bullpen pecking order, as he's captured holds in two of his last five outings. Touted by many observers in the spring as a prime candidate to claim the Twins' wide-open closer role, May never ultimately seized the gig, but he's at least beginning to showcase the skills that made him a sought-after commodity in fantasy drafts.
May (3-1) allowed one run on a solo home run over one inning but earned the win Wednesday against the Rays.
May was actually responsible for blowing the lead in the seventh inning after giving up a solo homer to Willy Adames. He also managed to hit back-to-back batters before escaping further damage. Luckily, Nelson Cruz smacked a two-run double to deep center field in the bottom of the frame to reclaim Minnesota's lead for good. Through 33 appearances, the 29-year-old owns a 3.62 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 26:16 K:BB.
May gave up two hits and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday to record his first save of the season in a 6-5 win over the Mariners.
Considered the favorite for Minnesota's closing role at times during draft season, it took the 29-year-old over two months to finally nab his first save. Given Blake Parker's recent struggles, it's possible May could bump him aside as the primary right-hander in manager Rocco Baldelli's committee, but don't overreact to one ninth-inning assignment.
May entered Friday's win over Baltimore in the eighth inning with the bases loaded and retired the only batter he faced to lower his ERA to 3.72. He's stranded all five runners he has inherited this year.
May entered spring training as the apparent favorite to close games for the Twins, but he's been utilized in a high-leverage fireman-type role. Blake Parker has the most saves, but May could still figure into the mix at some point this season.
May (1-0) recorded the win in Wednesday's 7-6 victory over the Royals, allowing one hit in 1.2 innings of relief.
Entering the game to begin the eighth inning and the score tied 6-6, the right-hander pitched effectively but gave way to Blake Parker for a one-out save after the Twins took the lead in the top of the ninth. May seems to be manager Rocco Baldelli's top choice for a multi-inning high-leverage role, which could limit his save chances while getting him a few more wins over the course of the season.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/14||@ TB||L 2-3||0.2||1||0||0||1|
|05/11||vs BAL||W 3-2||1.0||2||1||0||2|
|05/08||vs ARI||W 4-2||1||1.0||1||0||0||0|
|05/06||@ STL||W 4-1||1.0||0||0||0||2|
|05/05||@ STL||W 7-2||1.0||1||0||0||0|
|05/02||@ PHI||W 8-7||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|05/01||@ PHI||W 5-4||1||1.0||1||0||0||0|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2013||AA-New Britain Rock Cat||151.2||27||27||2||9||9||0||159||67||149||4.52||1.429|
|2014||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||98.1||18||18||1||8||6||0||94||39||75||2.84||1.162|
|2016||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||3.2||4||0||0||0||1||1||6||1||1||2.81||0.625|
|2018||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||3.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||5||3||1||0.00||1.333|
|2018||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||27.0||13||4||0||0||4||2||25||16||24||4.00||1.482|