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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Pearson after dazzling debut: ‘I belong here’

That extra week of Summer Camp really paid off!

Nate Pearson’s MLB debut in Wednesday’s 4-0 loss to the Nationals matched the sky-high expectations for the Blue Jays’ No. 1 prospect, as he held the defending champions scoreless over five innings of two-hit ball at Nationals Park. Pearson struck out five and walked two.

“My stuff plays here and I belong here,” Pearson said. “I’ll just carry that confidence that I had today into my next outing and my outings in years to come. I know my stuff plays, and that’s all I’m focused on.”

The towering right-hander showed not just his elite talent, but the many layers that come along with it as he opened the game leaning heavily on his fastball and slider before adjusting his pitch mix to include his curveball and changeup late. Pearson was in full control for a tidy 75 pitches over those five frames, and he knew it.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 30, 2020 at 10:28 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. BillWallace Posted: July 30, 2020 at 06:25 PM (#5966995)
Always good to have your existential house in order at such a young age
   2. dejarouehg Posted: July 30, 2020 at 06:30 PM (#5966999)
Took a road trip to Scranton Wilkes-Barre last summer to see Pearson (and some Yankees prospects). Sat about 50 feet behind the HP umpire. Thought it would be fun to see a (hopefully) future star as a MiLer but was disappointed that he looked so ordinary. Then I saw highlights from last night. Woof! That was fun. Not a Toronto fan but I love seeing talent continue to come into baseball.
   3. Walt Davis Posted: July 30, 2020 at 08:39 PM (#5967024)
Arrogant rookie -- needs to be sent down to teach him a lesson!
   4. Dillon Gee Escape Plan Posted: July 31, 2020 at 02:48 PM (#5967172)
Good thing they kept him down to work on his defense.

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