Trevor May Awarded for Awesome Cliff Lee Impression
By Justin Klugh
What’s important to remember in the wake of the disintegrating bodies in front of us on the Major League level is that the farm system is alive with several fresh, young promising bodies.
As we all know, Trevor May has been turning Reading, PA into his personal fortress, firing relentless velocity and movement at all attackers from the ramparts.
“Oh god please stop there are civilians down here!” the enemies cry.
But Trevor May knows better than to believe their lies. He continues the salvo, burning his way through lineup after lineup, and when the smoke clears at the end of April, he is left standing, alone on the battlefield. A smoking baseball in his hand, his lust not yet satiated and craving the smell of seered wood.
Out of terror of his retribution, the quivering Eastern League handed Trevor the Player of the Month Award for his 5-0 record and his 2.40 ERA in five starts. Like Cliff Lee’s dominance during particular months in 2011, April belongs to Trevor May. They are officially switching May and April on the calendar because of this. I just got off the phone with the calendar people, so I would know.
This is merely the continued path of the young beast, as he was coming off his conquering of the 2011 Paul Owens Award, given to the greatest pitcher in the Phillies’ minor league system.
As he infiltrates each level the Phillies have, surely it won’t be long until his domination reaches the Major League level, possibly as early as 2013? Who knows. The point is, he is the leader of a pack of vicious pitchers, and judging by the way things are going for the Big League Aces–injuries, family issues, hitting top prospects with baseballs–the timing couldn’t be better. Unless of course Trevor was able to immediately be awesome as a Major League starting pitcher for a division championship-defending team. That would probably be better.