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MLB News: Noah Syndergaard Not On Board with Dodgers Dustin May’s Nickname

Noah Syndergaard is not necessarily happy with “Gingergaard” nickname.

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 01: Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Dustin May (85) throws a pitch during a MLB game between the San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers on August 1, 2019 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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.

Now, New York Mets ace Noah Syndergaard doesn’t seem happy with the nickname given May.

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.

Written by Levon Satamian

My name is Levon Satamian. I am currently attending Cal State Northridge, and majoring in Broadcast Journalism.

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  1. Well written Levon. Very excited about this kid — extremely skilled.
    I disagree with the first line of your last paragraph, “Syndergaard may have not made that comment…might regret making that comment as May improves.”
    I see this as the border-line psychotic intensity/competitiveness that makes Syndergaard and elite pitchers dominant. He truly does not care about this May.
    I’m a big Braves fan (hate the Mets) but I love Noah’s mentality.

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