Dodgers rookie Dustin May is down with the ‘Gingergaard’ nickname
Los Angeles Dodgers prospect Dustin May has the best nickname for a player that we’ve seen in a long time.
May stands 6-foot-6, is lanky, has long red hair, throws hard and has good stuff. He is very similar to Noah Syndergaard and was nicknamed “Gingergaard,” — the “ginger” portion being a nod to his red hair.
May was called up by the Dodgers to make his MLB debut Friday against the San Diego Padres. He met with reporters on Thursday and was asked about the “Gingergaard” nickname. He said “as long as it’s being said in a good way, it doesn’t matter.”
Dustin May didn't start growing his hair until his senior year in high school, and he doesn't mind the 'Gingergaard' nickname. pic.twitter.com/QLItC5wu2Y
— Matthew Moreno (@MMoreno1015) August 2, 2019
May, 21, went 3-0 with a 2.30 ERA over 27 innings at Triple-A Oklahoma City this season following his promotion from Double-A Tulsa.
Here’s a look at his hard sinker:
After tonight's 6 inning gem, @d_maydabeast has now thrown 21.1 innings with the @okc_dodgers, producing a 2.53 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and 18 K's. Sinkers at 96mph are tough… #Nasty #DodgersOnTheFarm pic.twitter.com/JyUCuD7Rpm
— Dodgers Player Development (@DodgerPlayerDev) July 24, 2019
He and Gavin Lux are two of the Dodgers’ best prospects. The team’s reluctance to part with either is a big reason they did not make any big moves at the trade deadline.