Dodgers star prospect Dustin May made his MLB debut on Friday in Los Angeles and it came with much anticipation. “Gingergaard” had arrived at Dodger Stadium. Even the moment May unleashed his hair was a specticle at the stadium, with fans in attendance offering up an ovation for the event.
Hair drop. pic.twitter.com/Va7TqCFubT
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) August 3, 2019
Now, New York Mets ace Noah Syndergaard doesn’t seem happy with the nickname given May.
Syndergaard on Gingergaard: "That's just [stupid]. … I really don't care about an opposing pitcher."
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) August 3, 2019
Dustin May’s nickname is “Gingergaard” due to his long, red hair, and his sinker is similar to Noah Syndergaard’s. May sort of looks like Syndergaard and has the same sinker as him, that’s why his nickname is “Gingergaard” and Syndergaard may regret his comments in the future.
Dustin May made his Major League debut on Friday against the San Diego Padres. He finished the game with a line of: 5.2 IP, 4 R, 9 H, and 3 Ks on 97 pitches. 3 runs came in the sixth inning, as errors and misplays from the defense played a role. Nevertheless, manager Dave Roberts was happy with the rookie’s poise as he fought through nerves. He has a bright future, and it’s only up from here for May.
Syndergaard may have not made that comment if May had a better performance, and he might regret making that comment as May improves, and adjusts to the Major League. The next start for May will be on Wednesday against the St. Louis Cardinals at Dodger Stadium. Expect a bounce back performance from Gingergaard… whether Noah Syndergaard is on board or not.