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Friday, July 10, 2020

Dodgers rookie Dustin May is down with the ‘Gingergaard’ nickname

Dustin May

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.”

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:

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.

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