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Twins prospect Trevor May’s major league debut didn’t go so well

Aug 9, 2014, 11:18 PM EDT

Trevor May AP

Twins pitching prospect Trevor May was called up and made his major league debut tonight against the Athletics, but it didn’t go nearly as well as they hoped. The right-hander, acquired along with Vance Worley in December 2012 in the trade that sent Ben Revere to the Phillies, was pitching well at Triple-A Rochester, prompting the promotion.

May, however, lasted only two innings. Only 28 of the 63 pitches he threw were strikes, as he finished the night with seven walks while allowing three hits and failing to record a strikeout, surrendering four runs in total. He walked two in the first inning, including a bases-loaded walk to Derek Norris to force in a run. In the second, he walked five — including three consecutively after quickly getting the first two outs of the inning.

May, 24, missed some time between June 22 and July 13 with a strained right calf, but posted a 2.41 ERA over four starts after coming off of the disabled list. Overall, in 17 starts with Rochester, May posted a 2.93 ERA with a 91/37 K/BB ratio in 95 1/3 innings.

  1. markjames23 - Aug 10, 2014 at 2:01 AM

    Reminds me of Trevor Bauer’s first start with the Indians!

  2. mplsjoe - Aug 10, 2014 at 7:55 AM

    The Twins will probably bash him to the press and then cut him this off-season.

  3. pwshrugged - Aug 10, 2014 at 12:42 PM

    Seems like he’ll fit right in with the other Twins pitchers.

    • jwbiii - Aug 10, 2014 at 4:29 PM

      Nah, they’re a control and pitch to contact staff. They’ve allowed the fewest walks in the AL. May was only a pitch to contact guy if the line up was composed of Vlad Guerreros and Shawon Dunstons.

  4. caseyjones241 - Aug 11, 2014 at 12:53 AM

    What a shock. The Twins call up another pitcher who is doing very well in Rochester before he has even a season of AAA under his belt and he isn’t ready. Try leaving the top prospects in AAA for a season to gel and mature and give them an invite to spring training rather than ruining them and disrupting team chemistry! A deep playoff run will provide an entire team full of players with playoff/pressure experience. Winning breeds winning.

  5. 27xwschamps - Aug 11, 2014 at 2:11 AM

    Back to AAA son… Professional MLB hitters here….

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