With Clayton Kershaw still on the injured list, Dave Roberts confirmed to reporters on Saturday morning that Dustin May will make his second start of the season next Wednesday on the road in Houston.
Before the injury to Kershaw, it was expected that we could see May ‘piggyback’ Walker Buehler on Tuesday, as Walker Buehler is still trying to build up his arm for the season. Instead, May will get the go the following day.
May was originally supposed to begin the season at the alternate training site, but Kershaw being placed on the IL saw May getting the Opening Day start. He threw 4 1⁄3 innings, allowing only one run while striking out four.
Roberts said he hasn’t decided on a plan for who is going to follow Buehler, but added that having Monday off gives them an advantage to use essentially whoever they’d like.
“Coming off an off-day, we’ll throw a bunch of different guys at them,” Roberts said. “We should be fine.”
Other news and notes
- After a brutal collision with Pablo Sandoval at first base last night, Chris Taylor is in the lineup in the DH hole
- Max Muncy is hitting leadoff again
- “I think it’s a little bit of gamesmanship, we’ll call it. To each their own.” — Roberts’ response when asked about the Giants releasing their starting pitcher hours before the game.