Nate Pearson has arrived, folks. And boy oh boy, he certainly lived up to the hype. The Blue Jays ended up taking another frustrating loss, but we’ll look back on this one as the first of many, many great starts by Pearson.
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Today was all about Nate Pearson making his big-league debut. The Blue Jays’ top prospect went up against Max Scherzer, one of the best arms in baseball, so this had all of the makings of a student vs teacher pitcher’s duel. And that’s exactly what it was. Pearson went five strong innings, allowing just two hits and two walks while picking up five strikeouts.
Pearson’s best moment came in the fourth inning. Eric Thames led off the inning with a double and then Pearson got Kurt Suzuki to ground out, putting Thames on third with one away. After that, Pearson got Starlin Castro to line out to Cavan Biggio for the second out of the inning, and then he worked his way out of the jam by striking out Carter Keiboom with an unhittable 99 mile-per-hour fastball at the knees. That was ace-level stuff from Pearson.
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation