Trevor May: Former Mets Relief Pitcher (2021 - 2022)

Trevor Joseph May
was born September 23rd 1989, in Longview Washington. 

The six foot five, right hander graduated from Washington State & was the valedictorian. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the fourth round of the 2008 MLB draft,

In 2012 he was ranked as the Phils top prospect, they used that to trade him to the Minnesota Twins for Ben Revere. He spent six years with the Twins, debuting in 2014, where he posted a 7.88 ERA going 3-6.

In 2015 he lowered his ERA to 4.00 and improved to an 8-9 record in 48 appearances. In 2016 his
season was cut short with a stress fracture in his back. The news got worse when he had to undergo Tommy John surgery in March of 2017, missing the entire season.

He returned to the Twins staff by July 31st, 2018. After recording three holds, he earned a win against the Detroit Tigers on August 16th. That month he earned victories against the White Sox & Rangers, to get to 3-0 with a 1.88 by September 1st. 

He closed out the year, earning three saves, finishing u at 4-1 with three saves & a 3.20 ERA in 24 appearances. He struck out 36 batters in 25.1 innings pitched.

In 2019 he struck out a career high 79 batters, while pitching in 64.1 innings. He earned his first win on April 3rd, in a one run game against the Kansas City Royals. He collected nine holds until June 22nd, when he earned another win, over the Royals. That same week he earned a victory over the Tampa Rays. 

After a shaky July where he blew a save & took two losses, he gained back-to-back wins in outings on August 2nd & the 5th. The rest of the way he collected seven more holds to get to 17 on the season. He ended the year at -3 with a pair of saves & a 2.94 ERA. 

After the Covid 19 shortened season, he signed as a free agent for the Mets bullpen.

Mets Career: Trevor May debuted with the Mets on Opening Day, but he allowed three runs on two hits in a terrible 8th inning as the Mets lost 5-3 at Philadelphia. 

On April 13th, he earned the win in the first game of a double header, as Pete Alonso & Jonathan Villar both collected 8th inning RBI base hit. On May 1st, May collected his second Mets win when Michael Conforto broke a 4-4 tie with a top of the 9th HR in Philadelphia.

On May 8th, he collected a save pitching a scoreless 9th in a win over the D-backs at Citi Field. In May he added three more holds totaled getting him to five. 

On June 1st, in Arizona, Josh Reddick's 10th inning controversial walk off double off May was ruled a fair ball, giving Trevor his second Mets loss. 

From June 16th to July 10th, he threw ten scoreless innings over ten games. From July 17th through September 7th, May would go 5-0 with three saves while striking out 29 batters in 22.2 innings in 24 appearances. On the season May would go 7-3 with three saves & 16 holds posting a 3.59 ERA. He struck out 83 batters & walked 24 in 62.2 innings of work. 

The Mets had been in first place until mid-August then fell off finishing the season 17-28 to fall to third place with an overall 77-85 record.

2022 Mets Wild Card Season: With a busy off season, the Mets new additions had big expectations for the new season. Although May collected a win & a save through May 2nd, he gave up eight earned runs 8.1 innings in eight appearances. 

On May 15th, everything went wrong for May as he went down with a stress reaction injury sidelining him for almost three months. He returned with the Mets still in first place with high expectations for the post season. 

On August 21st, May gave up a run in Philadelphia on Jean Segura's HR, but 9th inning HRs to Mark Canha & Brandon Nimmo won the game for the Mets giving May a victory. 

In September, May appeared in nine games, he gave up two runs, both coming in a 10-4 loss at Oakland. In the month his 2.16 ERA lowered his season total to 5.04. On the season he was 2-0 with 30 K's & 9 walks in 25 innings of work in 26 appearances.

In a seven-year career (thru 6/5/21) he is 25-23 with 8 saves, 393 strike outs, 109 walks in 237 appearances, 336 innings, while posting a 4.39 ERA.

2022 Post Season: In the NLWC loss to the San Diego Padres, May appeared in two games finishing off the Game #3 6-0 loss.

He was granted free agency & signed with the Oakland Athletics.

Post Mets Career: In Oakland May was the A's closer going 4-4 with 21 saves posting a 3.28 ERA. He struck out 40 & walked 29 in 46.2 innings of work finishing off 35 games.

Hobbies: May is an electronic music DJ. He is also involved in gaming tournaments, streaming, writing & is an e-sports entrepreneur.

Personal: Trevor is married to his longtime girlfriend, Kate (Borgnes) since May 2016.


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