101.8 miles (about 163.8 kilometers).
Nate Pearson (27, Toronto Blue Jays), who has been called the “original successor” to Ryu Hyun-jin, has made the transition to the bullpen in earnest this year. His durability has been an issue since his major league debut in 2020, but he’s been healthy this season. His short innings allow him to maximize his fastball.먹튀검증
In May, he was particularly strong, going 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA in 11 games. In June, he went 3-1 with an 8.71 ERA in nine games. However, his two starts against the Texas Rangers on June 19 and the Miami Marlins on June 20, when he allowed eight runs on seven hits with one walk and two strikeouts in a combined one inning, had a big impact. These were games that went from good to bad.
Pearson returned to the mound after a short break. Another solid outing. He pitched one scoreless inning against the Oakland Athletics on May 25, 1 1/3 scoreless innings against the San Francisco Giants on May 28 with one hit and one strikeout, and then another scoreless inning against the Boston Red Sox on May 29 with one hit, one strikeout, and one walk.
His last three starts have been scoreless. He is no longer the favorite to start on the mound for Toronto. There’s no expectation that he’ll be the ace to replace Ryu Hyun-jin. However, he’s done a decent job out of the bullpen. He lowered his ERA to 4.23.
Pearson was the third pitcher out of the bullpen after Trevor Richards with two outs and two runners on in the top of the sixth inning, trailing 6-2. He retired Justin Turner on a full count with a slider to line drive to left field. In the seventh, he hit leadoff hitter Rafael Devers with a 99.6 mph fastball. A slider to Adam Duvall was hit up the middle for a groundout.
The next at-bat against Masataka Yoshida was a dizzying one. The first pitch struck Yoshida on the right calf. Yoshida, who signed a five-year, $90 million contract, was unable to get up for a while and was in pain. The ball traveled a whopping 101.8 mph (163.8 km/h). It was the fastest pitch of the day, and he followed it up with a slider to Enrique Hernandez that was fouled off the catcher and a 99.6 mph fastball to Christian Arroyo that was grounded to third base.
In 22 games, he’s 4-1 with a 4.23 ERA, a .238 batting average and a 1.16 WHIP. It’s a decent enough line, even if it’s not super-powerful. He’s going from a “ghost prospect” who hasn’t even made it to the mound in the last three years to a bullpen warrior.