Dustin May takes the mound, looking for better command in continued Tommy John surgery comeback
SAN FRANCISCO — Dustin May’s first four starts after Tommy John surgery haven’t been bad. But the right-hander with the triple-digit fastball doesn’t always look sharp either, sometimes struggling with his command while boasting a 4.29 ERA.
Manager Dave Roberts said the Dodgers will look to improve starting in May tonight as he takes to the mound to open the team’s three-game series against the San Francisco Giants.
“We’re just looking for more command,” Roberts said. “A guy coming out of Tommy John, the last thing to come is the feel, the command.”
At home plate, the Dodgers will face Giants right-hander Logan Webb (13-8, 2.88 ERA). While Webb was great against the Dodgers in last year’s NLDS, he’s had three starts against them this season, allowing nine earned runs in 17 innings.
The Dodgers remain without second baseman Gavin Lux, who hasn’t played since Sept. 1 with a neck injury, but Roberts said Lux will be back in the lineup on Saturday after staying in Arizona. Thursday to take a full game. batting at Camelback Ranch.
Here’s the full Dodger lineup: