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GameThread Game #6: Nate Pearson Debut Thread

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This is likely all of us today. Thanks Blue Jays for giving us something to be excited about:

Hyun-Jin Ryu is also on the Nate Pearson hype train:

When I drove to the Arizona Fall League at the end of 2018, I was on track to see Pearson start. But the Fall Stars game rearranged his schedule and I sadly ended up missing him by one day. Thankfully, I was able to watch him pitch this past March in Bradenton before everything shut down.

This is a happy day we have long been waiting for.

Here’s some details on what the Blue Jays being the home team in a visiting ballpark looks like:

Here are today’s lineups. Teoscar stays in the lead off spot, Espinal gets another start at short and Vlad will resume his first base duties.

Today's Lineups

Trea Turner - SS Teoscar Hernandez - CF
Adam Eaton - RF Cavan Biggio - 2B
Asdrubal Cabrera - DH Lourdes Gurriel - LF
Eric Thames - 1B Vladimir Guerrero - 1B
Kurt Suzuki - C Rowdy Tellez - DH
Starlin Castro - 2B Danny Jansen - C
Carter Kieboom - 3B Joe Panik - 3B
Andrew Stevenson - LF Santiago Espinal - SS
Victor Robles - CF Derek Fisher - RF
Max Scherzer - RHP Nate Pearson - RHP


How excited are you for Nate’s debut today?

This poll is closed

  • 46%
    So stoked
    (45 votes)
  • 15%
    Beyond excited
    (15 votes)
  • 20%
    Absolutely elated
    (20 votes)
  • 17%
    Cannot wait
    (17 votes)
97 votes total Vote Now


How will Nate do in his major league debut?

This poll is closed

  • 19%
    He’ll be alright
    (20 votes)
  • 14%
    Pretty good!
    (15 votes)
  • 59%
    He’s gonna crush it
    (60 votes)
  • 5%
    Next one will be better
    (6 votes)
101 votes total Vote Now


How many runs of support will the Jays give Nate off Mad Max

This poll is closed

  • 42%
    Zero, but they’re gonna try
    (41 votes)
  • 17%
    Just one but that’s all he’ll need!
    (17 votes)
  • 25%
    They’re muster out two or three
    (25 votes)
  • 14%
    Four or more. Let’s go!
    (14 votes)
97 votes total Vote Now

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