Dodgers: Three things to watch for in the Dodgers-Marlins series
Dustin May looks to continue his postseason push
With Rich Hill unlikely to return as a starting pitcher this season, the Dodgers’ fourth rotation spot for the postseason is up for grabs. The current favorite is top pitching prospect Dustin May who has a 3.18 ERA and 2.86 FIP through two big-league starts. This will be the first road start of May’s career and it won’t be a bad spot to make it as the Marlins Park is usually pretty empty but the weather is usually perfect.
May has that high octane power sinker that he pounds the strike zone with, but his best pitch so far has been his cutter. May’s cutter has a wOBA of .175 and he can use it against left-handed and right-handed batters. It will be interesting to see if May starts mixing in his curve and changeup more as both pitches have not been thrown much in his first two starts.
May has a chance to cement himself as the clear favorite for the fourth playoff starter role if he delivers another strong outing against the Marlins.