156 km Kwang ~ 4 balls, 9th inning finish… Ryu Hyun-jin’s successor’s radical transformation ‘SV, how easy it is’

 It was the bottom of the 9th inning with a lead of 1 point, but 4 balls were enough. Nate Pearson (27, Toronto Blue Jays) made his first save four years after his major league debut.카지노

On the 7th (hereinafter Korean time), in the second leg of the away doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox in the 2023 Major League Baseball held at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois, USA, Pearson got on the mound in the bottom of the 8th inning, leading 5-4, with no runners and 1/3 innings. He won the save with one hit and no runs.

It is the first save he has earned since entering the major leagues in 2020. In the meantime, due to injuries and difficulties in recovery, he has struggled not to live up to his reputation as the successor to Ryu Hyun-jin. However, he did not get sick all season and became a fire bowler who threw his own ball. He’s already 27 years old, so it’s embarrassing to call him a promising player, but he’s just starting to pay for his meal. He’s not a winning pair, but he’s earned a spot in the bullpen.

He gave up 3 runs in ⅔ innings against the Texas Rangers on June 19 and 5 runs in ⅓ innings against the Miami Marlins on June 20. It was surprising because Pearson has been stable throughout the season. But he has definitely changed. Since then, they are scoreless again in five consecutive games.

Toronto played a double header that day. Mound consumption was severe. In a one-point tough save situation, Pearson was used, and Pearson lived up to the expectations of the bench. In the bottom of the 8th inning, with no runners out, Louis Robert Jr. was the first hitter. He put a two-ball slider into his body, but got a heavy hit. He gave up even stealing second base and faced a tie-breaking crisis.

However, Pearson guided Elroy Jimenez to a ground ball to second base with a four-seam 96.7 miles (about 156 km) from 3B1S. It easily passed 100 miles, but it was the result of focusing on commands without overdoing it. He was caught on the outside border line and was out of danger.

Then, the 9th inning was finished with only 4 balls. The first ball slider thrown to lead batter Andrew Bourne was driven to the center, but it became a floating ball to the left fielder. Jake Bauer’s first pitch slider was driven to the center, but it became a floating ball to the center fielder. After making full use of the first pitch curve to pinch hitter Yasmani Grandal, he also caught a floating ball in center field with a two-pitch 97.1 mile (about 156 km) four-seam and won a save.

Pearson still isn’t the type to pitch using border lines. I’m not even aware of that He pitches boldly even if he misses a pitch, and gets help from fielders. Since he has power in the ball itself, he doesn’t hit it with concentration. He realized that running away pitches were not good, and he seems to have learned the art of pitching, such as catching an outcount with off-speed pitching.

Because the ball is fast, in a way, using it as a setup man or finisher may be more suitable than a starter. Toronto has been struggling with starting pitchers all season, but they are not turning Pearson, who is good out of the bullpen, into the starter. Pearson had an average ERA of 3.90 with 5 wins, 1 loss, 1 save and 1 hold in 24 games this season.

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