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    Trevor May

    I don't think I'm the only one who has waited for May to be called up. I didn't watch his start against the A's or his relief appearance but I'll be tuning in tonight. It looks like a lack of control was the issue for his first two appearances.

    This is a big start tonight for the kid. If he wants to pitch in the majors for the rest of the year he'll have to show some control tonight.

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    He has a tendency to try to "overthrow" at times. He needs to relax and let his stuff do what it can do. Easier said than done, though.

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    he'll have an even tougher test tonight.......depending on which Verlander is on the mound...and how p'd the Tigers are after last night
    gotta love 'referential' treatment

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    He didn't look really bad today, He didn't walk anyone and that has been a stumbling point for him thusfar in his career.

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    The more I see this kid pitch, the more I think he's going to be a "power-arm" out of the bullpen. He can blow people away for about 40 pitches and then he loses something.

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    His main issue after looking at his splits is pitching with runners on base. Bases empty in 2014 (mostly minor leagues) .206/.266/.294 (.560 OPS). With runners on - .297/.409/.443 (.852 OPS)

    Maybe it's how he pitches from the stretch? With a pitcher who walks tons of batters he had better figure out how to throw more strikes, pitch better from the stretch, or both.

    His home/away splits are almost as drastic has his bases empty vs runners on splits... FYI.

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    Trevor pitched a lot better tonight and picked up his 1st major league win.

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    Yesterday's performance was a bit more encouraging. 3 runs on 5 hits and 10 Ks in 6 innings, but best of all was no walks. Hopefully, he can build on this performance and continue improving.

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    Saw the box score and almost **** myself. Twins pitchers don't get 10K's in a game... Of course Hughes had his career high just a few nights earlier.

    As much as the stats would indicate a lack of control from May - I think he's trying to make the perfect pitch. He needs to not be afraid to give up a hit from time to time. Instead of trying to throw the corners every pitch, know when the situation calls for throwing a strike. Don't lay it belt high dead center, of course, but realize a walks is almost as bad as giving up a hit.

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